EU Privacy Officials Back Strong Crypto

The Article 29 Working Party has released a statement on encryption policy. The Working Party stated “strong and efficient encryption is a necessity in order to guarantee the protection of individuals with regard to the confidentiality and integrity of their data which are the elementary…

FTC Stregnthens Penalties Against Uber for Covering Up Data Breach

The Federal Trade Commission has strengthened its 2017 settlement with Uber because the company hid a massive data breach and bug bounty program in 2016. Under the revised settlement, Uber must submit all of its privacy audits to the FTC, and will face civil penalties…

European Court of Justice Receives Key Questions on Future of EU-US Personal Data Transfers

The Irish High Court has sent eleven questions to the European Court of Justice for review in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook. The case considers whether Facebook’s transfers of data from Ireland to the United States violate the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. The case…

EPIC Sues to Enforce Transparency Obligations of FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee

EPIC has filed suit to enforce the open government obligations of the Drone Advisory Committee, an industry-dominated committee that advises the Federal Aviation Administration on U.S. drone policy. For over a year, the Committee has conducted much of its work in secret and ignored the…

EPIC Tells Senate Finance Committee: Support Release of Trump Tax Records

In advance of a hearing regarding challenges facing the IRS, EPIC sent a statement to the Senate Finance Committee urging the release of President Trump’s tax returns. EPIC v. IRS is one of several FOIA cases EPIC is pursuing concerning Russian interference in the 2016…

Zuckerberg Confirms Global Compliance with GDPR

In response to a series of questions from Rep. Gene Green, (D-TX), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook will comply with the new European Union privacy law – “the GDPR” – in all jurisdictions. Earlier this week, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a coalition…

US and European Consumer Groups Urge Mark Zuckerberg to Comply with GDPR in All Countries

The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a coalition of more than 70 consumer organization in North America and Europe, has sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a baseline standard, not just…

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