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…

Over 15 Synthetic Darknet Drugs Found in Mexico

The Congress of the Union has asked the Comisión Nacional de Seguridad (or National Security Commission / CNS) to come up with strong strategies that can help in the fight against illegal drug trading in Mexico. This includes online businesses whose payments are made via…

EPIC to Irish Data Protection Commission: Privacy Assessments Require Algorithmic Transparency

In comments to the Irish Data Protection Commission, EPIC proposed guidance for Data Protection Impact Assessments. The EU General Data Protection Regulation requires organizations to carefully assess the collection and use of personal data. EPIC explained that Data Protection Impact Assessments require the disclosure of…

Court Orders Defunct Presidential Election Commission to Release Records

A federal court in Washington, DC has ruled that the Presidential Election Commission must release a large volume of records detailing its activities from last year. The ruling, in a case brought by Maine Secretary of State and EPIC Champion of Freedom Matthew Dunlap, requires…

EPIC Testifies at FEC Hearing on Online Political Ads, Urges Greater Transparency

The Federal Election Commission is holding a two day hearing to hear expert testimony on the agency’s proposed rule governing disclosures for political ads on the Internet. Christine Bannan, EPIC Administrative Law and Policy Fellow, will testify on the second day of the hearing. EPIC…