EPIC Obtains Partial Release of 2017 Facebook Audit

EPIC has obtained a redacted version of the 2017 Facebook Assessment required by the 2012 Federal Trade Commission Consent Order. The Order required Facebook to conduct biennial assessments from a third-party auditor of Facebook’s privacy and security practices. In March, EPIC filed a Freedom of…

EPIC FOIA: CFPB Raise Further Questions About Equifax Investigation

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, EPIC obtained records of email communications between Consumer Financial Protection Bureau staff members regarding the Equifax data breach investigation. The emails reveal that the CFPB was contacted by a Reuters reporter days before the article alleging the CFPB…

EPIC FOIA: EPIC Obtains FBI Policy for Disseminating Biometric Info

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, EPIC has obtained the FBI’s “Policy for Biometric Information Sharing with Domestic and International Agencies.” The documents EPIC obtained also contain details of the United States’ agreement with Iraq to exchange biometric data, including to not subject the…

Newly Released Surveillance Orders Show That Even with Individualized Court Oversight, Spying Powers Are Misused

Once-secret surveillance court orders obtained by EFF last week show that even when the court authorizes the government to spy on specific Americans for national security purposes, that authorization can be misused to potentially violate other people’s civil liberties. These documents raise larger questions about…

Russia-Based Kaspersky Labs Had Access To Stolen NSA Documents Leaked By Hackers

United States government officials claim Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab obtained National Security Agency documents that were later published online by the anonymous hacking group the Shadow Brokers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Investigators reportedly believe anti-virus software produced by Kaspersky Lab was used…

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