EPIC Offers Recommendations for Future of FTC Ahead of Senate Hearing on Nominees

In advance of a Senate hearing on four nominees to the Federal Trade Commission, EPIC recommended 10 steps for the FTC to safeguard American consumers. EPIC explained that the FTC’s failure to address the data protection crisis has contributed to unprecedented levels of data breach…

Senators Question Intelligence Officials on Russian Election Interference

The Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing today with top officials from all U.S. intelligence agencies: Office of the Director of National Intelligence, CIA, NSA, Defense Intelligence Agency, FBI, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The officials unanimously agreed that Russia interfered in the 2016 election…

Congress Renews FISA Section 702’s Warrantless Mass Surveillance

After passing a temporary extension in December, both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives passed a six year reauthorization of a controversial section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The section, Section 702, authorizes much of the warrantless global mass…

California’s Senate Misfires on Network Neutrality, Ignores Viable Options

Yesterday, the California Senate approved legislation that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) in California to follow the now-repealed 2015 Open Internet Order. While well-intentioned, the legislators sadly chose an approach that is vulnerable to legal attack. The 2015 Open Internet Order from the Federal…

California Senate Rejects License Plate Privacy Shield Bill

The California Senate has rejected a bill to allow drivers to protect their privacy by applying shields to their license plates when parked. The simple amendment to state law would have served as a countermeasure against automated license plate readers (ALPRs) that use plates to…

Senate Holds Hearing on National Security Strategy

cybersecurity democratic institutions human rights policy Senate Holds Hearing on National Security Strategy EPIC submitted a statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee in advance of a hearing on “Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy.” Last year, the White House released a National Security…

House Fails to Protect Americans from Unconstitutional NSA Surveillance

UPDATE, January 12, 2018: The Senate could vote Tuesday on a disastrous NSA surveillance extension bill that violates the Fourth Amendment. Click the link at the bottom of the page to email your Senator today and tell them to oppose bill S. 139. The House…

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…

Russia-linked hackers targeting US Senate

Russian hackers from the group known as “Fancy Bear” are targeting the U.S. Senate with a new espionage campaign, according to cybersecurity firm Trend Micro. The Tokyo-based cybersecurity group tells The Hill that it has discovered a chain of suspicious-looking websites set up to look like the…

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