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…

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…

EPIC To Congress: Require Algorithmic Transparency For Twitter, Dominant Internet Firms

In advance of a hearing on Twitter: Transparency and Accountability, EPIC has sent a statement to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. EPIC said that “algorithmic transparency” could help establish fairness, transparency, and accountability for much of what users see online. In a 2011 statement…

EPIC and Coalition Urge Senate to Confirm PCLOB Nominees

EPIC and 30 other organizations sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee to urge action on the final two nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. The Senate Judiciary has held hearings on only three of the five nominees. The independent agency…

EPIC and Open Government Groups Urge Senate to Delay Hearing on Kavanaugh

EPIC along with a nonpartisan coalition of open government groups sent a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging the Senate to delay hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh until all relevant records are released. In the…

EPIC and Open Government Groups Urge Senate to Delay Hearing on Kavanaugh

EPIC along with a nonpartisan coalition of open government groups sent a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging the Senate to delay hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh until all relevant records are released. In the…

Sen. Wyden Confirms Cell-Site Simulators Disrupt Emergency Calls

Sen. Ron Wyden has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning disruptions to 911 emergency services caused by law enforcement’s use of cell-site simulators (CSS, also known as IMSI catchers or Stingrays). In the letter, Sen. Wyden states that: Senior officials from the…

Goldberg’s Twitter Gets Hacked & Attacks President Trump

UPDATE: According to TMZ, Bill Goldberg’s representative sent out the following statement… “The Official Goldberg twitter continues to be a target for opportunistic hackers with bad intentions who are seeking notoriety and revenue. Team Goldberg will … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Goldberg’s Twitter Gets Hacked…

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…

Senator Feinstein Rebuts National Archives’ Decision to Withhold Kavanaugh Records

Senator Feinstein has sent an urgent letter to Archivist David S. Ferriero demanding reconsideration of the National Archives’ decision to withhold documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In the letter, Senator Feinstein stated that the “records are crucially important to the Senate’s understanding…