Electronic Privacy Information Center

EPIC Comments on Federal Cybersecurity Plan

In response to a request for comments, EPIC submitted comments on the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan. The cybersecurity strategic plan calls for a coordinated research strategy across federal…more

| Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

EPIC: Hearing on FTC Nominee Should Address FTC's Settlement Process for...

In a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, EPIC has recommended that Congress require the Federal Trade Commission to consider more carefully the public's views on proposed privacy settlements. EPIC also recommended that the…more

| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection,...

Privacy Groups Ask Facebook to Withdraw Proposed Changes

EPIC, along with the Center for Digital Democracy, has asked Facebook to withdraw proposed changes that will impact the privacy of users and their ability to participate in site governance. Facebook recently proposed to end the…more

| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

EPIC Submits Comments to FTC on Consumer Tracking Settlement

EPIC submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission on a recent settlement with Compete, Inc. The settlement arises from allegations that Compete failed to adopt reasonable data security practices and deceived consumers…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications...

Congress to Scrutinize TSA's "Scanner Shuffle"

The House Subcommittee on Transportation Security is holding an oversight hearing this week, "TSA's Recent Scanner Shuffle: Real Strategy or Wasteful Smokescreen?" The hearing announcement follows a decision by the TSA to remove…more

| Administrative Law, Privacy, Transportation

EPIC Comments on FTC Rent-to-Own Computer Spying Settlement

EPIC has submitted comments on a series of settlements between the Federal Trade Commission and companies that offered computers on a rent-to-own basis, typically to low-income consumers. The companies installed surveillance…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science,...

EPIC Supports New Children’s Privacy Rule

EPIC submitted comments on the Federal Trade Commission's revisions to the proposed Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule. EPIC said that it supported the new definitions of "operator" and "website or online service…more

| Communications & Media Law, Privacy
In re: Electronic Privacy Information ...

Order Re: Writ of Mandamus

Court Responds to EPIC Petition, Expects Body Scanner Rule by March 2013 The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has issued a ruling on EPIC's recent petition regarding the controversial body scanner program. EPIC had…more

| Administrative Law, Privacy
Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, ...

Brief Of Amici Curiae Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Thirty-Two...

EPIC Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Review of Wiretapping Programs On September 24, 2012, EPIC filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, a case challenging the interception of…more

| Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy
In Re: Electronic Privacy Information ...

Reply To Response In Opposition To Petition For Writ of Mandamus

EPIC Pursues Body Scanner Case, Files Reply Brief - EPIC has filed a reply brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the airport body scanner case. The case arises from EPIC's Mandamus Petition, seeking…more

| Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Privacy

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