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…

Kavanaugh White House Counsel: PATRIOT Act, “measured, careful, responsible, and constitutional approach”

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee released the first production of records for Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh’s from his time as associate counsel for George W. Bush. Roughly 5,700 pages of documents were made available to the public. The documents show that Kavanaugh…

Senate Committee Confirms 2016 Russian Cyberattack on Democratic Institutions

A report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has confirmed the 2017 assessment from the Intelligence Community on Russian interference with the 2016 election. The Intelligence report stated “Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and…

In rebuke to Trump, key Senate panel endorses finding that Russia attacked 2016 election

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee, rejecting doubts conveyed by President Trump as recently as last week, has become the latest body to officially conclude that the Russian government conducted a wide-ranging campaign — including cyberattacks … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE In rebuke to Trump,…

At Senate Hearing, Former FTC CTO States That Facebook Violated FTC Consent Order

In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today on Facebook and data privacy, former FTC CTO Ashkan Soltani stated that Facebook violated the 2011 FTC Consent Order by transferring personal data to Cambridge Analytica and device makers contrary to user privacy expectations. Soltani said that Facebook…

EPIC Urges Senate Committee to Focus on Consent Order with Facebook

EPIC has sent a statement to the Senate Commerce Committee outlining the FTC’s failure to enforce the 2011 Consent Order with Facebook. The statement from EPIC is for a hearing on “Cambridge Analytica and Other Facebook Partners: Examining Data Privacy Risks.” In 2009, EPIC and…

EPIC Urges Senate Judiciary to Examine FBI Response to Russian Cyber Attacks

PIC has sent a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of Monday’s hearing “Examining the Inspector General’s First Report on Justice Department and FBI Actions in Advance of the 2016 Presidential Election.” EPIC urged the Committee to explore the FBI’s ability to respond to…

EPIC to Senate Committee: Suspend Action on Drone Bill Until Agency Reports Complete

As the Senate Commitee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs considers S. 2836, the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018: Countering Malicious Drones, EPIC has sent a statement to the Committee urging that action on the bill be suspended until DHS and other federal agencies…

Does the Government Really Need this Much Power to Deal with an Attack of the Drones?

Earlier this week, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 (S. 2836), which would give the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security sweeping new authority to counter malicious drones. Officials…

Illinois: Say No to Warrantless Drone Surveillance

Illinois State Senate bill S.B. 2562 threatens to allow police to conduct drone surveillance of any gathering of more than 100 people—including protests—without a warrant. If the house adopts the bill, Illinois residents exercising their first amendment right to come together in collective calls for…