Electronic Privacy Information Center

1718 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Contact: Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director
Phone: 202 483 1140 Ext:.106
Fax: 202 483 1248
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Elections & Politics
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

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 to Department of Defense: Maintain Strong Open Government Rules

EPIC has submitted extensive comments to the Defense Logistics Agency, an agency component within the Department of Defense, opposing changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The agency's proposals will substantially…more
 /  Administrative Law

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

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, Elections & Politics, Privacy

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 & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy
Maracich v. Spears

Brief Of Amicus Curiae Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) And Twenty-Seven Technical Experts And Legal Scholars In Support Of The Petitioner

EPIC Argues for Privacy of Driver's Records in Supreme Court Case - In a "friend of the court" brief, EPIC has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to limit the disclosure of personal information covered by the Driver's Privacy…more
 /  Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Privacy

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 Urges the Interior Department to Preserve Strong Open Government Rules

In comments the Department of the Interior, EPIC has urged the federal agency not to weaken the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as it has proposed. The Interior Department is considering regulations that would place new…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics

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, Computers, & Technology

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

Consumer Groups Ask FTC to Investigate Facebook-Datalogix Data-Matching Arrangement

EPIC, joined by the Center for Digital Democracy, has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Facebook's data-matching arrangement with Datalogix violates a settlement between the FTC and Facebook. Facebook is…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Privacy
In re: Electronic Privacy Information Center

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, et al

Brief Of Amici Curiae Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Thirty-Two Technical Experts And Legal Scholars, And Eight Privacy And Transparency Organizations In Support Of Respondents

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
Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Department of Homeland Security

Memorandum Opinion Granting Defendant's Motion For Summary Judgment, Denying Plaintiff's Motion For Summary Judgment, And Granting Plaintiff's Motion For Attorney's Fees And Costs

EPIC Prevails in Mobile Body Scanner FOIA Case A federal district court has awarded EPIC attorneys fees and costs in EPIC v. DHS, No, 11-945, a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that resulted in the disclosure of…more
 /  Civil Remedies
In Re: Electronic Privacy Information Center

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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