New Witness Panel Tells Congress How to Protect Consumer Data Privacy

Yesterday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on consumer data privacy was a welcome improvement. The last time the Committee convened around this topic, all of the witnesses were industry and corporate representatives. This time, we were happy to see witnesses from consumer advocacy groups and the…

EPIC Tells Senate U.S. Faces Data Protection “Crisis”

In advance of a hearing on consumer privacy, EPIC told the Senate Commerce Committee that America is facing a data protection “crisis.” EPIC highlighted recent breaches at Google and Facebook, coupled with the FTC’s failure to enforce its own consent orders, and said the system…

EPIC Urges Removal of Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

In advance of the nomination hearing for the Census director, EPIC has sent a statement to a Senate committee urging the Census Bureau to suspend the citizenship question in the 2020 Census until a Privacy Impact Assessment is conducted. The administration’s conceded that the question…

A Consumer Privacy Hearing With No One Representing Consumers

The Senate Commerce Committee hearing on consumer privacy this morning was exactly what we and other privacy advocates expected: a chorus of big tech industry voices, with no one representing smaller companies or consumers themselves. In his opening remarks, Senator Thune acknowledged the “angst” caused…

EPIC Urges Senate to Include Consumer Privacy Advocates in Hearings on Consumer Privacy

In advance of a hearing on “Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy,” EPIC has sent a brief statement to the Senate Commerce Committee, expressing “deep concern that not a single consumer group was invited to testify at this week’s hearing.” The Senate Commerce hearing follows…

EFF Opposes Industry Efforts to Have Congress Roll Back State Privacy Protections

The Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on consumer privacy this week, but consumer privacy groups like EFF were not invited. Instead, only voices from big tech and Internet access corporations will have a seat at the table. In the lead-up to this hearing,…

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The Game is Rigged: Congress Invites No Consumer Privacy Advocates to its Consumer Privacy Hearing

The Senate Commerce Committee is getting ready to host a much-anticipated hearing on consumer privacy—and consumer privacy groups don’t get a seat at the table. Instead, the Committee is seeking only the testimony of big tech and Internet access corporations: Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Charter Communications,…

FTC to Explore Competition and Consumer Protection Issues at Hearings this Week

The FTC is holding a hearing this week to examine the regulation of consumer data, the consumer welfare standard in antitrust law, and vertical mergers. This is the first in a series of hearings on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” that will…

EPIC To Congress: Urge Social Media Platforms to be Transparent about Russia Hacking

In advance of a hearing on “Foreign Influence Operations’ Use of Social Media Platforms,” EPIC has sent a statement to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. EPIC said that the American public must be given more information about the extent of Russian interference in the…