EPIC FOIA: EPIC Obtains Facebook Privacy Documents

In response to an EPIC Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the Federal Trade Commission has released supplemental materials from the biennial Facebook audits (production 1, production 2, production 3, production 4). The audits were required by the FTC’s 2011 Consent Order with Facebook. The documents…

Top European Court Hears Key “Right to Be Forgotten” Case

Today the Court of Justice for the European Union heard arguments in Google v. Commission nationale de l’informatique et des liberté concerning the “Right to Be Forgotten.” Google v. CNIL follows a ruling in Google v. Spain that Europeans have a right, in some circumstances,…

EPIC Pursues Voter Data Privacy Case at Supreme Court

Following then end of the Presidential Election Commission and the deletion of the voter data it unlawfully obtained, EPIC has asked the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that wrongly denied EPIC access to a privacy impact assessment the Commission was required to…

EFF Tells the FTC Why We Need Better Competition and Consumer Protection Policies for Tech Companies

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is wondering whether it might be time to change how the U.S. approaches competition and consumer protection. EFF has been thinking the same thing and come to the conclusion that yes, it is. On August 20, we filed six comments…

EPIC Urges Senate Committee to Press FCC on Privacy

EPIC has sent a statement to the Senate Commerce Committee for a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission. EPIC urged the Committee to push the FCC to protect online privacy. EPIC also asked the Committee to press the FCC to repeal a regulation that requires…

EPIC Comments on Second Annual Privacy Shield Review

EPIC provided comments to the European Commission to inform the second annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, a framework that permits the processing of the personal data of Europeans in the United States. EPIC detailed the latest privacy developments in the U.S., including the…

FCC now says there were no cyber attacks

By Levi Sumagaysay Tribune News Service Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Varadaraj Pai. (TNS)The partisanship in the battle over net neutrality continues, with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pointing fingers about a claimed attack on the agency’s … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE FCC now says there…

EPIC Urges House Committee to Push FCC on Comprehensive Privacy Plan

EPIC has sent a statement to the House Commerce Committee for a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission. EPIC urged the Committee to push the FCC to develop a comprehensive plan for online privacy. EPIC also asked the Committee to press the nominees to repeal…

EPIC Asks FTC and EDPB to Suspend Transfer of Facebook User Data to Social Science One

EPIC has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and the European Data Protection Board urging the suspension of a proposed study that will disclose user data to third parties without their consent. EPIC warned that the Social Science One project transfer likely violates…