The Supreme Court Says Your Expectation of Privacy Probably Shouldn’t Depend on Fine Print

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday in Byrd v. United States that the driver of a rental car could have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the car even though the rental agreement did not authorize him to drive it. We’re pleased that that the…

EPIC Warns Senate of Dangers of Connected Cars

autonomous vehicles Byrd v. United States connected cars edrs policy EPIC Warns Senate of Dangers of Connected Cars In advance of a hearing on self-driving cars, EPIC submitted a statement to the Senate on the privacy and security risks of autonomous vehicles. Researchers have been…

In Supreme Court Brief, EPIC Backs International Privacy Standards

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EPIC Comments on Maryland “Smart Meter” Privacy Bill

Byrd v. United States Carpenter Fourth Amendment smart grid smart grid privacy EPIC Comments on Maryland “Smart Meter” Privacy Bill In response to request for comments from the Maryland legislature, EPIC submitted a statement in support of a bill to prohibit law enforcement from obtaining…

FTC Report on Connected Cars Lacks Privacy Recommendations

Byrd v. United States Comments connected cars FTC NHTSA FTC Report on Connected Cars Lacks Privacy Recommendations The Federal Trade Commission released a brief report summarizing a June 2017 workshop, co-hosted with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on connected vehicles. While the report acknowledges…

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…