Congress Renews Controversial Surveillance Measure, EU Impacted

FISA Privacy Shield Schrems Section 702 international privacy surveillance Congress Renews Controversial Surveillance Measure, EU Impacted In a decision that could jeopardize relations with Europe, Congress has renewed “Section 702” of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which permits broad surveillance of individuals outside of the…

EPIC Warns Congress of Risks of “Internet of Things”

consumer privacy edrs Internet of Things EPIC Warns Congress of Risks of “Internet of Things” In advance of a hearing on Internet of Things, EPIC urged Congress to consider the privacy and safety risks of internet-connected devices. EPIC told Congress that the Internet of Things…

In Supreme Court Brief, EPIC Backs International Privacy Standards

amicus Byrd v. United States Carpenter Dahda v. United States International Privacy Standards Microsoft In Supreme Court Brief, EPIC Backs International Privacy Standards EPIC has filed an amicus brief in United States v. Microsoft, a case before the US Supreme Court concerning law enforcement access…

DHS Secretary: No New Work on Voter Fraud

EPIC v. The Commission pacei voter privacy DHS Secretary: No New Work on Voter Fraud At a Senate hearing today, DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen stated that DHS would not undertake a new investigation of voter fraud. EPIC submitted a statement in advance of the hearing,…

Privacy is Mainstream

A few months ago, we published research showing significant privacy actions are now mainstream. We’ve now done some follow-up research to further define this group of people who currently care deeply enough about their online privacy to take significant actions to try to protect it….

EPIC Urges Senate to Seek Assurances from DHS on Privacy of Voter Data

EPIC v. The Commission policy voter privacy EPIC Urges Senate to Seek Assurances from DHS on Privacy of Voter Data EPIC sent a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee in advance of a DHS Oversight Hearing, to seek assurances that “the DHS will not continue…

EPIC Moves to Vacate Circuit Court Opinion Following End of Voting Commission

EPIC v Commission foia pacei voter privacy EPIC Moves to Vacate Circuit Court Opinion Following End of Voting Commission EPIC has asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to void last month’s ruling in which the Court refused to order the Presidential Election Commission to…

Senators Warren and Warner Introduce Bill To Hold Credit Reporting Agencies Accountable

consumer privacy data breach testimony Senators Warren and Warner Introduce Bill To Hold Credit Reporting Agencies Accountable Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have introduced legislation to hold credit reporting agencies accountable for data breaches. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act establishes…

EPIC Sues DHS about Election Commission and Transfer of Voter Data

EPIC v Commission foia pacei voter privacy voting EPIC Sues DHS about Election Commission and Transfer of Voter Data EPIC has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for communications between the agency and the Presidential Commission on Elections regarding the transfer of…

EPIC, Coalition Urge DHS Secretary to Block Collection of State Voter Data

EPIC v. The Commission pacei voter privacy voting EPIC, Coalition Urge DHS Secretary to Block Collection of State Voter Data EPIC and ten civil rights and government oversight organizations have sent a letter to DHS Secretary Nielsen, urging her not to accept any personal data…

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