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EPIC Alert - Volume 10 (2003)

EPIC Alert 10.01 (January 16, 2003)

  1. EPIC Wins FOIA Lawsuit Against Pentagon on Poindexter Records
  2. Sen. Feingold Introduces "Total Info" Moratorium Bill
  3. INS Seeks Information on U.S. Citizens Who Travel
  4. Court Grants EPIC Right to Discovery in Homeland Security Case
  5. Georgia Supreme Court Voids Fornication Law on Privacy Grounds
  6. Privacy International Urges UK Citizens to Oppose National ID Card
  7. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.02 (January 31, 2003)

  1. European Commission Orders Microsoft to Modify Passport
  2. Critical Hill Action Pending on "Total Information Awareness"
  3. Opposition to Data Retention Grows in Europe
  4. Public Voice Conference at OECD-APEC Forum on the Digital Economy
  5. FTC, New York Attorney General Take Action to Protect Privacy
  6. Privacy International Seeks Nominations for Big Brother Awards
  7. EPIC Bookstore: The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.03 (February 12, 2003)

  1. ABA Urges Oversight for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  2. EPIC Files FOIA Brief; Appeals Court Rules for Internet Free Speech
  3. Pentagon Spy Program Limited; PATRIOT II Draft Obtained
  4. INS Proposed Rule on Monitoring Travelers Draws Criticism
  5. Report on Public Access to Congressional Research Service Products
  6. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Information Privacy Law
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.04 (February 24, 2003)

  1. Data Sellers May Be Liable for Sale of Personal Information
  2. EPIC Files Comments at FTC Workshop on Cross-Border Fraud
  3. Senator Proposes Domestic Spy Agency; Bush Launches Threat Center
  4. Congress Passes "Do-Not-Call" Legislation
  5. EPIC Comments on Proposed Airline Passenger Database
  6. Privacy International Seeks "Stupid Security" Contest Submissions
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Hong Kong Data Privacy Law
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.05 (March 10, 2003)

  1. EPIC Obtains Total Information Awareness Contractor Documents
  2. Appeals Court Strikes Down Internet Censorship Law (Again)
  3. Supreme Court Upholds Megan's Laws, Passes on FOIA Case
  4. Disclosure of Air Travel Passenger Data Violates EU Privacy Laws
  5. EPIC Comments on Biometrics Specification, Air Travel Database
  6. National Intelligence Systems Used for Diplomatic Surveillance
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Federal Access to Info. and Privacy Legislation
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.06 (March 26, 2003)

  1. PATRIOT Act Secrecy Challenged; DoD Appeals EPIC FOIA Victory
  2. EPIC Testifies at European Parliament on Air Travel Privacy
  3. Senate Wants Answers on Controversial Air Security System
  4. EPIC Launches FOIA Gallery; Issues Privacy Report on WHOIS
  5. Data Industry Initiates Anti-Privacy Credit Campaign
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: The Naked Society
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.07 (April 9, 2003)

  1. National Coalition Urges Accuracy for FBI Database
  2. Documents Show Errors in TSA's "No-Fly" Watchlist
  3. ICANN Fails to Establish Adequate WHOIS Privacy Standards
  4. EPIC Opposes Preemption of State Privacy Enforcement
  5. News in Brief
  6. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Your Body as Password"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.08 (April 23, 2003)

  1. Coalition Alleges Violations of Children's Privacy Law
  2. FOIA Documents on ChoicePoint Spark International Inquiries
  3. EPIC Establishes Privacy Threat Index
  4. Online Petition Drive Continues to Urge Accuracy for FBI Database
  5. Privacy and First Amendment Symposium: 5/9/03, Oakland, CA
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: The File: A Personal History
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.09 (May 7, 2003)

  1. European Groups Discuss Implications of Passenger Profiling
  2. FISA Surveillance Reached All-Time High in 2002
  3. UNESCO Celebrates Freedom of the Press Worldwide
  4. Congress Holds Oversight Hearing On Data Mining Systems
  5. Rights Experts Release Report Criticizing EU Response to 9/11
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Surveillance & Society
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.10 (May 23, 2003)

  1. Pentagon Submits Report on Info Awareness Project
  2. EPIC Testifies at Senate Spam Hearing
  3. Justice Department Reports on PATRIOT Act Implementation
  4. FTC Workshop on Technologies for Protecting Personal Information
  5. EPIC Obtains ChoicePoint Documents in FOIA Suit
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Invisible Punishment
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.11 (June 6, 2003)

  1. EPIC Conference Explores Privacy and Technology Issues
  2. Ashcroft Testifies on PATRIOT Act Implementation
  3. Inspector General Criticizes DOJ on September 11 Detainees
  4. FCC Opens Door to Media Consolidation
  5. Council of Europe Adopts Declaration of Freedom on the Internet
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Privacy Times
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.12 (June 19, 2003)

  1. Appeals Court Upholds DOJ's Secret 9/11 Arrests
  2. Pentagon's TIA Oversight Board Grapples with Privacy Issues
  3. EPIC Seeks CAPPS II Details; Congress Focuses on Program
  4. European Data Protection Officials Release New Opinions
  5. EPIC Testifies on Medical Privacy; FTC Examines Info Flows
  6. EPIC Testifies on Cross Border Fraud
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Privacy Journal
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.13 (June 25, 2003)

  1. Birthday Greetings
  2. Selections from EPIC Advisory Board
  3. Orwell and Language
  4. Orwell and Commercialism
  5. Orwell on Poverty and Inequality
  6. Orwell on Perpetual War
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Rise of the Computer State

EPIC Alert 10.14 (July 3, 2003)

  1. High Court Upholds Library Filtering, Strikes Down Sodomy Ban
  2. EPIC Urges Opt-In for FCRA Affiliate Sharing
  3. National "Do-Not-Call" Telemarketing Registry Launches
  4. ICANN Discusses WHOIS and New Top-Level Domains
  5. Recent Reports: Video Surveillance; Internet Privacy Policies
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Emma Goldman: Made for America"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.15 (July 22, 2003)

  1. Senate Requires Reporting For CAPPS II; Extends TIA Moratorium
  2. EPIC Testifies on Credit Reporting Privacy, Inaccuracy
  3. First HIPAA Privacy Enforcement Details Reported
  4. U.S. Park Police Releases Video Surveillance Policy
  5. RFID PR Revealed; Wal-Mart Cancels Major RFID Effort
  6. EPIC Testifies on Use and Misuse of the Social Security Number
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Censorship Inc."
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.16 (August 6, 2003)

  1. TSA Issues CAPPS II Notice; Expands System
  2. Data Privacy Bill Introduced; Admiral Poindexter To Resign
  3. Bill Introduced to Reverse PATRIOT Act Provisions
  4. GAO Privacy Act Report Indicates Need for Better Compliance
  5. Researchers Find Flaws in Electronic Voting
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Secure Coding: Principles & Practices
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.17 (August 21, 2003)

  1. Poindexter Resigns, But Legacy of TIA Remains
  2. Tampa Police Drop Failing Face Recognition System
  3. CA Passes Strongest Financial Privacy Standard in the Nation
  4. EPIC Releases Fact Sheet on Homeless Tracking Systems
  5. Maryland Governor Orders Audit of Electronic Voting Machines
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Protecting Your Money, Privacy and Identity
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.18 (September 4, 2003)

  1. EPIC Releases 2003 Privacy and Human Rights Report
  2. Passenger Profiling Information Sought in New EPIC FOIA Suit
  3. EPIC and Friends File Brief In Supreme Court Privacy Case
  4. FTC Releases Identity Theft Statistics
  5. Federal Court Invalidates Washington Phone Privacy Rules
  6. Congress to Consider Critical Affiliate Sharing Privacy Issues
  7. EPIC Bookstore: The Governance of Privacy
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.19 (September 18, 2003)

  1. EPIC Lawsuit Compels Release of Passenger Profiling Info
  2. U.S. and EU Debate Handling of Passenger Data
  3. EPIC Files FTC Complaint Over Experian's Deceptive Ads
  4. White House Pushes to Expand Patriot Act
  5. EPIC Joins Coalition to Urge Protection of Health Info
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Pole Star - Human Rights in the Information Society
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.20 (October 2, 2003)

  1. EPIC Urges Halt to CAPPS II Air Passenger Profiling System
  2. JetBlue and Acxiom are Subjects of EPIC Complaint to FTC
  3. Do-Not-Call Registry Hit with Legal Challenges
  4. EPIC Testifies in the House on Cross Border Fraud
  5. Coalition Questions HUD Homeless Surveillance Program
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: The Challenge of Crime
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.21 (October 17, 2003)

  1. EPIC Sues DOJ for PATRIOT Act Lobbying Info
  2. Canada's Biometric ID Plan Under Fire
  3. EPIC, PIRG Submit Comments on Bank Security Notices
  4. Senate Passes Genetic Privacy Measure
  5. European Parliament Opposes Air Travel Data Transfer
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Corporateering
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.22 (October 30, 2003)

  1. Supreme Court to Review Nevada ID Law
  2. Senate Approves Weak Spam Legislation
  3. Maryland Legislators Question Voting Machine Report
  4. Worldwide NGO Coalition Urges ICANN To Safeguard Privacy
  5. EU Set to Implement Privacy Directive
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: How to Get Anything on Anybody
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Event

EPIC Alert 10.23 (November 13, 2003)

  1. Report Raises More Questions About Voting Machines
  2. Attorneys General Oppose Spam Legislation
  3. Gore Calls for Repeal of the Patriot Act
  4. Members of Congress Object to New Postal Rule
  5. Courts Issue Wiretapping Decisions
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Credit Card Nation
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.24 (December 3, 2003)

  1. U.S. Supreme Court Hears Privacy Cases
  2. Voting Committee Urges Better Standards
  3. Coalition Recommends RFID Privacy Practices
  4. Human Rights a Concern at Upcoming World Summit
  5. Court Invalidates Car Navigation System Surveillance
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Silenced
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.25 (December 17, 2003)

  1. EPIC Submits Amicus Brief in Supreme Court ID Case
  2. President Signs Credit Reporting Bill
  3. UN Summit Tackles Human Rights in the Information Society
  4. EPIC Testifies Before 9/11 Commission
  5. President Signs "CAN-SPAM" Legislation
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Internet Law - The Complete Guide
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 10.26 (December 31, 2003)

Special EPIC Alert: 2003 Privacy Year in Review