Protecting Email Privacy—A Battle We Need to Keep Fighting

We filed an amicus brief in a federal appellate case called United States v. Ackerman Friday, arguing something most of us already thought was a given—that the Fourth Amendment protects the contents of your emails from warrantless government searches. Email and other electronic communications can…

EPIC to File Brief in D.C. Circuit on Right to Information Privacy

EPIC has informed the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that it will file an amicus brief in the OPM Data Security Breach case. The case concerns a pair of data breaches in 2015 that affected 22 million federal employees, their friends, and family members. EPIC…

EPIC Urges Appeals Court to Uphold Fourth Amendment Protections for Searches of Students’ Cell Phones

EPIC has filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Jackson v. McCurry, stating that teachers may not search a student’s cell phone unless they have followed an explicit school policy that complies with Fourth Amendment requirements. Citing a recent Supreme…

EPIC Challenges Facebook Privacy Settlement

EPIC has filed an amicus brief with a federal appeals court urging the court to reject a proposed class action settlement over Facebook’s practice of scanning private messages. EPIC challenged the settlement because it did not require Facebook to stop scanning private messages. In fact,…

In Supreme Court Brief, EPIC Backs International Privacy Standards

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Rental Car Search Case

Byrd v. United States amicus Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Rental Car Search Case The Supreme Court will hear arguments in Byrd v. United States, concerning the warrantless search of a rental vehicle. EPIC filed an amicus brief in the case urging the Supreme…

Group Asks Supreme Court to Weigh In on Fairness of Google Tracking Settlement

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