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DOE Boldly Goes Where It’s Not Allowed

In an astonishing display of chutzpah, the Department of Energy has proposed to regulate computer servers as “consumer products” (link). Only in a bureaucrat’s mind could a computer server be considered a consumer product...more

EU Environment Report - March 2012

In this issue: - Chemicals *Member states to evaluate chemicals published in first list of substances under REACH Regulation *EU restricts the use of phosphates and other phosphorus compounds in...more

Preserving the Open Internet / Broadband Industry Practices

FCC's Report & Order on Net Neutrality

On Dec. 23, 2010, the FCC released this controversial order on broadband industry policies. Whether the FCC has jurisdiction and power to govern this subject matter, and whether this achieves the objective of net neutrality,...more

EPIC Recommends Consumer Privacy Protections for California Smart Grid

In formal comments to the California Public Utility Commission, EPIC said that utility customers should control the use of personal information generated by Smart Grid services. EPIC warned that companies will otherwise use...more

EPIC Recommends Privacy Safeguards for Smart Grid Services

EPIC Recommends Privacy Safeguards for Smart Grid Services In formal comments, EPIC urged the California Public Utility Commission to adopt privacy safeguards for Smart Grid systems to protect consumer electricity usage...more

Comments Of The Electronic Privacy Information Center To The National Institute Of Standards And Technology: “NIST Framework and...

EPIC Urges Government to Protect Privacy in the Smart Grid On November 10, 2009, EPIC filed comments with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), urging it to implement robust privacy protections in the...more

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