EPIC Urges Senate Judiciary to Examine FBI Response to Russian Cyber Attacks

PIC has sent a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of Monday’s hearing “Examining the Inspector General’s First Report on Justice Department and FBI Actions in Advance of the 2016 Presidential Election.” EPIC urged the Committee to explore the FBI’s ability to respond to…

Apple Will Bolster Encryption Of Devices, Prevent Apps From Selling Contact Lists

Apple announced two measures to strengthen the privacy and security of its devices: it will close a loophole that allowed law enforcement to access devices and it will prevent apps from secretly selling contact lists. In 2016, Apple refused a demand by the FBI to…

EPIC Advises FCC on Robocalls Regulation

EPIC advised the FCC on how to interpret the Telephone Communications Protection Act to best protect consumers in light of a recent decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC. EPIC filed a friend of the court brief in that case arguing that consumers could revoke consent…

EPIC to Senate Committee: Suspend Action on Drone Bill Until Agency Reports Complete

As the Senate Commitee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs considers S. 2836, the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018: Countering Malicious Drones, EPIC has sent a statement to the Committee urging that action on the bill be suspended until DHS and other federal agencies…

Court of Appeals Vacates FTC’s LabMD Order, Finding It Lacked Specifics

The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has vacated an administrative order by the Federal Trade Commission, which required the medical testing company LabMD to implement “reasonable” data security measures, finding that the order was not specific enough to be enforceable. The court explained…

Sec. Dunlap, Sec. Padilla, Dr. Neumann and Dr. Perrin Receive EPIC Awards

At the National Press Club in Washington, DC, EPIC presented the 2018 Champions of Freedom Awards to Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla for their defense of the privacy of state voter records. Secretary Dunlap and Secretary Padilla…

Facebook Overrode Users’ Privacy Settings And Allowed Device Makers To Access Personal Data

Facebook had secret arrangements with at least 60 device makers granting them access to users’ personal data, according to a report by the New York Times. Facebook overrode users privacy settings to allow companies to access sensitive information that users’ had explicitly set to private….