EPIC Sues for Release of Kavanaugh White House Records on Warrantless Surveillance, Patriot Act

EPIC has filed a lawsuit to compel the National Archives and Records Administration to release Brett Kavanaugh’s White House records about warrantless surveillance and the Patriot Act. EPIC’s lawsuit follows the agency’s failure to respond to EPIC’s two urgent Freedom of Information Act requests. In…

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…

EPIC Settles Suit Against DHS regarding Communications with Election Commission

EPIC has settled a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security that sought communications between the agency and the Presidential Election Commission. Through the lawsuit, EPIC obtained records showing that DHS communicated frequently with the Presidential Election Commission after EPIC sued…

Google Faces Lawsuit For Tracking Users Even When Location History Is Turned Off – Latest Hacking News

Google is now facing a class action lawsuit for tracking their user’s phones even when the location history is turned Google Faces Lawsuit For Tracking Users Even When Location History Is Turned Off on Latest Hacking News. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Google Faces Lawsuit For…

EPIC Sues Justices Dept. for Reports on Cell Phone Tracking

EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice for the release of reports on the collection and use of cell site location information. Modern cell phones generate precise location records, known as “cell site location information,” that was often…

British Columbia Claims Ownership of Bitcoin seized from Alleged Silk Road vendor

British Columbia has filed a lawsuit through the director of forfeiture; the government has initiated the lawsuit with the aim of claiming ownership to bitcoins it seized from a marijuana dealer they alleged was a vendor in the now-defunct Silk Road. The police seized the…

EPIC FOIA: EPIC Obtains CBP Drone Operations and Privacy Directive

Through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, EPIC obtained Customs and Border Protection’s directive on Unmanned Aircraft System Operations and Privacy. The directive allows the agency to disseminate information collected through drone operations with federal, state, local, tribal, and foreign law enforcement agencies. EPIC’s FOIA…

After More Than a Decade of Litigation, the Dancing Baby Has Done His Part to Strengthen Fair Use for Everyone

Litigation can always take twists and turns, but when EFF filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group in 2007 on behalf of Stephanie Lenz, few would have anticipated it would be ten years until the case was finally resolved. But today, at last, it is….

In EPIC FOIA Case, FTC Releases New Information from Facebook Audits

In response to an EPIC Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the Federal Trade Commission today released materials, previously withheld, from the biennial Facebook audits. The audits were required by the FTC’s 2011 Consent Order with Facebook. Heavily redacted versions of those audits were previously available…

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…