Will County Attorney Wins Reversal Before The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board; County Board Decides Not to Appeal

Home owner appealed real estate tax assessment for his home with help of attorney; successful appeal resulted in 13% tax bill reduction for 2015 alone Gaia Title, Inc./William B. Blanchard, Esq. (N/A:N/A) ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Will County Attorney…

Justice Department Releases 2018 FOIA Report

Today the Department of Justice released a summary and assessment of federal agencies’ Chief FOIA Officer Reports. The annual FOIA Report provides a detailed assessment of FOIA processing across the federal government. The summary tracks the Department’s FOIA Guidelines: Applying the Presumption of Openness, Having…

Senate Committee Confirms 2016 Russian Cyberattack on Democratic Institutions

A report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has confirmed the 2017 assessment from the Intelligence Community on Russian interference with the 2016 election. The Intelligence report stated “Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and…

EPIC Sues to Obtain Privacy Impact Assessment for DHS Journalist Database

EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain a Privacy Impact Assessment for “Media Monitoring Services,” a controversial new database proposed by the Department of Homeland Security. In April, the DHS announced a system to track journalists and “media influencers” and to…

EPIC Obtains Partial Release of 2017 Facebook Audit

EPIC has obtained a redacted version of the 2017 Facebook Assessment required by the 2012 Federal Trade Commission Consent Order. The Order required Facebook to conduct biennial assessments from a third-party auditor of Facebook’s privacy and security practices. In March, EPIC filed a Freedom of…

Cyber attack affects thousands of CNY students

SYRACUSE, NY — As kids sat down to take their state assessment tests this week, a cyber troublemaker was up to no good. The attack affected the OCM BOCES network. It disrupted an estimated 25,000-grade school students during their ELA assessment test. … VISIT THE SOURCE…