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EPIC Alert - Volume 12 (2005)

EPIC Alert 12.01 (January 13, 2005)

  1. EPIC Testifies on RFID Uses for Health Care; Proposes Framework
  2. Landmark Privacy Bill Takes Effect in California
  3. Coalition Opposes Loophole to Do-Not-Call Registry
  4. EPIC Obtains FBI Reports to Congress on Carnivore
  5. Police Ask for DNA From Cape Cod Town's Male Residents
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: No Place to Hide
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.02 (January 27, 2005)

  1. EPIC Hosts Annual Privacy Coalition Summit
  2. EPIC FOIA Suit Reveals FBI Kept Millions of Passenger Records
  3. Inauguration Day Puts DC Under Unprecedented Surveillance
  4. Acxiom Lobbied for Broad Exemptions to Privacy Law After 9/11
  5. EPIC Urges Privacy Protections for Federal Employee ID Card
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Prying Eyes
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.03 (February 10, 2005)

  1. Federal Budget Boosts Surveillance Spending
  2. EPIC Urges End to RFID Tracking of Schoolchildren
  3. Homeland Security Issues Privacy Report; Questions Remain
  4. EPIC Pushes for Transparency of Passenger Privacy Advisory Group
  5. EPIC Supplements Commercial Data Broker Complaint
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: FIRE's Guide to Free Speech on Campus
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.04 (February 26, 2005)

  1. EPIC Urges ChoicePoint To Give Access to 145,000 Victims
  2. California School Drops RFID Tracking Program After EPIC Protest
  3. EPIC Opposes Sharp Increase in TSA Surveillance Spending
  4. EPIC Comments on DC Metro's Public Access to Records Policy
  5. Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Enhance Open Government
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Michael Chesbro's Privacy Handbook
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.05 (March 11, 2005)

  1. EPIC Launches West Coast Office, Continues to Probe ChoicePoint
  2. New Report: FTC Market Approach Fails to Protect Consumer Privacy
  3. "Spotlight on Surveillance" Highlights Federal Spending on Snooping
  4. EPIC Urges Careful Scrutiny of Proposed Federal Profiling Agency
  5. Comments Outline Voter Registration Problems in the 2004 Election
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: William S. Hubbartt's Workplace Privacy
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.06 (March 24, 2005)

  1. EPIC Calls for Regulation of Choicepoint; Coalition Demands Action
  2. Madrid Summit Urges Democratic Response to Threats of Terrorism
  3. Google's Gmail Subject of EPIC West Testimony in California Senate
  4. Transportation Biometric ID Raises Privacy Concerns; Review Urged
  5. EPIC Introduces EPIC FOIA Notes, 2005 FOIA Gallery
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: J.J. Luna's "How to Be Invisible"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.07 (April 7, 2005)

  1. Congress Holds Hearings to Review USA PATRIOT Act
  2. Commercial Data Brokers Grilled at California Hearing
  3. EPIC Urges Privacy Safeguards for RFID and Copyright Technology
  4. Spotlight: Homeland Security's Access Card Less Than Secure
  5. Education Agency's Student Tracking Proposal Opposed
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Michael Caloyannides's Privacy & Computer Forensics
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.08 (April 21, 2005)

  1. EPIC FOIA Note #3: Voting Machine Vendor Misled Election Officials
  2. States and Congress to Regulate Data Brokers in Wake of Scandals
  3. Controversial Database Project MATRIX Closes Down
  4. California Considers Prohibiting RFID Use in State ID Cards
  5. Choicepoint, Voter Rolls and Public Records Highlighted at CFP 2005
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Mari J. Frank's Guide to Ending Identity Theft
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.09 (May 5, 2005)

  1. Congress May Pass Flawed ID Bill Without a Hearing
  2. Annual Reports Show Government Surveillance at an All-Time High
  3. U.S. Revises RFID Passport Proposal Amid Storm of Criticism
  4. EPIC Testifies About Risks of Voter Registration Databases
  5. Spotlight: Federal Grants Fund Surveillance Cameras in Cities
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Judith Collins: Prevent Identify Theft in Business
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.10 (May 20, 2005)

  1. More Than 40 Groups Oppose Homeland Security's Weak Privacy Rules
  2. EPIC Documents: DC Metro's SmarTrip Collects Vast Traveler Data
  3. Congress Passes Controversial ID Bill Without Debate
  4. Study Shows Data Brokers' Files Error-Ridden, Acxiom Unresponsive
  5. House Bill Would Turn SSN Into a National Identifier
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Jensen & Draffan's "Welcome to the Machine"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.11 (June 2, 2005)

  1. Report: Consumers Vulnerable to Profiling, Price Discrimination
  2. EPIC Urges Close Scrutiny of Sunsetting USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
  3. Government Proposes to "Virtually Strip Search" Air Passengers
  4. Government Report: Federal Agencies' RFID Plans Flawed
  5. Conference in Congo Covers Privacy Policies and Internet Governance
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Larry Selden & Geoffrey Colvin: Good & Bad Customers
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.12 (June 16, 2005)

  1. EPIC Documents Spark Congressional Inquiry
  2. REAL ID Next Steps Debated at EPIC's National ID Symposium
  3. US Backs Down on Biometric Passports for European Union
  4. USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Debates Heat Up
  5. Senators, FTC At Odds on Solutions to Curbing Identity Theft
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Johnny Long: Google Hacking for Penetration Testers
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.13 (June 30, 2005)

  1. EPIC Keeps Watchful Eye on US-VISIT
  2. Federal Agency Flouts Privacy Representations to the Public
  3. Groups Object to Massive Department of Defense Recruiting Database
  4. Appeals Court Limits Scope of California Financial Privacy Law
  5. United Kingdom's National ID Cards Bill Faces Opposition
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Lawrence Lessig, How Media Uses Technology
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.14 (July 14, 2005)

  1. EPIC Urges FTC to Investigate Online Private Investigators
  2. Privacy Problems Remain at Homeland Security Even With Restructuring
  3. Banks, Sports Authority Target Anti-Telemarketing Laws
  4. Congressional Committees Consider Patriot Act Reauthorization
  5. Justice O'Connor Respected Privacy, Defended States' Rights
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: John Twelve Hawks's The Traveler
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.15 (July 28, 2005)

  1. Court Rejects Agencies' "Sensitive Security" Claim in EPIC FOIA Case
  2. EPIC Testifies on Draft House Data Security Bill
  3. Local, State, National Organizations Battle REAL ID Implementation
  4. Accountability Office Finds Security Agency Broke Privacy Law
  5. After U.K. Attacks, Pressure Rises for More Surveillance in U.S
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Nat Hentoff's "War on the Bill of Rights"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.16 (August 11, 2005)

  1. EPIC Opposes Georgia's Proposed ID Requirement for Voters
  2. Coalition Urges Court to Strike National Security Letter Authority
  3. Spotlight: Unmanned Planes Allow Secret Surveillance of Civilians
  4. Privacy Groups, Senators Oppose Preempting Anti-Telemarketing Laws
  5. EPIC: US-VISIT's Wireless Travel ID Plan is Flawed
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Sheldon Charrett's "Modern Identity Changer"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.17 (August 25, 2005)

  1. EPIC Testifies Before the U.S. Election Assistance Commission
  2. Victory for Internet Privacy: Email Interception Decision Reversed
  3. FTC Ends Experian "Free" Credit Report Bait and Switch
  4. Justice Appropriations Bill Would Create Privacy Office, Task Force
  5. Florida Committee Recommends Regulation of Data Brokers
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Geoffrey Stone's "Perilous Times"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.18 (September 9, 2005)

  1. EPIC Urges Senate to Question Roberts on Privacy Rights
  2. EPIC Calls for Government Watch List Accuracy
  3. Appeals Court: Floridians Eligible for Damages in Privacy Case
  4. EPIC Petitions FCC to Protect Phone Users' Privacy
  5. Report: Government Withholding More Information Than Ever Before
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: EPIC's "Privacy Law Sourcebook 2004"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.19 (September 22, 2005)

  1. Transportation Agency Drops Commercial Data From Prescreening Plan
  2. Privacy Commissioners: Set Privacy & Data Protection as Human Rights
  3. EPIC Advises Canadian Government on Identity Theft Prevention
  4. Roberts's Confirmation Hearings Highlight Privacy Concerns
  5. Election Report Recommends Voter ID, Paper Trails
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Stephen G. Breyer's "Active Liberty"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.20 (October 6, 2005)

  1. EPIC FOIA Note: Travelers Struggle With Watch List Errors
  2. FCC to Apply Wiretap Law to Broadband, VoIP
  3. US-VISIT's Travel ID Plan Still Has Security, Privacy Risks
  4. EPIC Unveils Page About Theme Parks and Privacy
  5. Congress Demands Limits on "Sensitive Security Information"
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Dan Tynan's "Computer Privacy Annoyances"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.21 (October 20, 2005)

  1. Broad Coalition Opposes Joint Marketing, Recruiting Database
  2. Federal Court Blocks Georgia Voter ID Law
  3. EPIC Files "Friend of the Court" Brief in DNA Dragnet Case
  4. FDA Urged to Examine Medical Monitoring Databases
  5. Election Verification Groups Call for Compliance with Voting Laws
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Katherine Albrecht's "Spychips"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.22 (November 4, 2005)

  1. EPIC, Patient Privacy Rights Launch Effort to Protect Medical Records
  2. EPIC Testifies on Registered Traveler
  3. New Passports Still to have RFID
  4. EPIC Documents Show Possible Abuses of Intelligence Powers
  5. EPIC, Others Challenge Internet Wiretap Order
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Renee Marlin-Bennett's "Knowledge Power"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.23 (November 17, 2005)

SPECIAL PATRIOT ACT ISSUE

  1. Court Orders FBI to Release PATRIOT Documents to EPIC
  2. National Security Letters Snoop in Secret
  3. Lawyers Urge PATRIOT Act Oversight
  4. Reactions to EPIC's FBI Freedom of Information Revelations
  5. FBI Seeks Internet Wiretap Authority; EPIC Comments
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Information Privacy Law"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.24 (December 01, 2005)

  1. EPIC Supports State Credit Freeze Laws
  2. Government Agency Seeks New Power to Track Travelers
  3. Denver Bus Rider Arrested for not showing ID
  4. Canada's Privacy Officer Calls for "Drastic Action" on Phone Records
  5. EU Parliament Enacts Data Retention Limits
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Glass Consumer"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 12.25 (December 16, 2005)

  1. EPIC Discusses Newly Released Patriot Act Documents
  2. EPIC FOIA Documents Reveal DHS Knew of High-Tech Passport Flaws
  3. Groups Comment on Parent Locator Database
  4. Cybercrime Treaty Before Senate
  5. Proposed IRS Rules Limit Outsourcing, Expand Other Disclosures
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore and Privacy Gift Guide
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

Special EPIC Alert (December 30, 2005)

Special EPIC Alert: 2005 Privacy Year in Review