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EPIC Alert Volume 18

EPIC Alert 18.01 (January 14, 2011)

  1. Key Consumer Privacy Legislation Enacted
  2. EPIC to Comment on Key Privacy Reports
  3. EPIC Hosts Conference and Files Reply Brief in Body Scanners Case
  4. Key Court Decisions Examine Traditional Warrant Requirements
  5. Supreme Court to Hear Medical Privacy Case
  6. Gallup Poll Shows Public Opposed to Online Tracking
  7. News In Brief
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.02 (January 28, 2011)

  1. International Privacy Day Celebrated on January 28
  2. Champion of Freedom Awards given to Chester and In 't Veld
  3. EPIC's Rotenberg Speaks to Council of Europe
  4. European Union to Extend Protection in Cloud Computing in 2011
  5. Privacy Groups Release Human Rights and European Union Report
  6. SCOTUS Affirms Informational Privacy Right, Upholds NASA Practices
  7. News In Brief
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.03 (February 15, 2011)

  1. Senate Seeks to Curtail Current TSA Screening Procedures
  2. Congress Unfriends Facebook
  3. Chairman Issa Investigates "Political Review" Policy at DHS
  4. EPIC Opposes Secret Evidence in Body Scanner Lawsuit
  5. NJ Supreme Court: Expungement Statute Does Not Cover Private Facts
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "State Power and Democracy"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.04 (March 3, 2011)

  1. Supreme Court Opinion Scores Major Win For Privacy Proponents
  2. EPIC Urges Federal Trade Commission to Actually Protect Consumers
  3. White House Budget Funds Surveillance, Ignores Public Concerns
  4. EPIC, Coalition Urge Congress to Pursue FOIA Oversight
  5. California Supreme Court Rules Zip Code is Personal Information
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "The Net Delusion"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.05 (March 17, 2011)

  1. EPIC Urges Federal Appeals Court to Suspend Body Scanner Program
  2. EPIC Public Voice Project Hosts Internet Town Hall
  3. Judiciary Committee Presses Napolitano in Oversight Hearing
  4. EPIC Files Brief with Supreme Court on "Reidentification" Risks
  5. Facebook Resumes Plan to Disclose User Personal Contact Information
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "The Offensive Internet"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.06 - Open Government Week Special Edition (March 18, 2011)

  1. EPIC Celebrates Open Government Week
  2. Supreme Court Advances Open Government
  3. Congress Pursues FOIA Oversight
  4. EPIC Launches 2011 FOIA Gallery
  5. Homeland Security Spending Millions on Mobile Strip Search Devices
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.07 (April 8, 2011)

  1. FTC Announces Proposed Agreement in EPIC Google Buzz Complaint
  2. EPIC Urges Increased Oversight for DHS, TSA
  3. Google Books Settlement Rejected by Court
  4. European Commission Makes Data Protection a Top Priority
  5. Supreme Court To Decide Rights of Those Arrested on Minor Offenses
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "American Privacy"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.08 (April 22, 2011)

  1. White House Releases Plans for Internet Identities
  2. Senators Kerry and McCain Introduce Privacy Legislation
  3. Department of Education Plans to Disclose Confidential Student Data
  4. EPIC Argues Residential Routers are Not Exempted Under Wiretap Laws
  5. EPIC Champions Right to Informational Privacy Before Third Circuit
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "Security or Surveillance?"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.09 (May 9, 2011)

  1. EPIC Urges FTC to Require Fair Information Practices for Google
  2. In Data Mining Case, Supreme Court Explores Privacy
  3. Federal Appeals Court Affirms Civil Penalties in Privacy Act Case
  4. EPIC Requests Clarifications on New Passport Application
  5. Mobile Developers Face Pressure on Location Tracking
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "Access Controlled"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.10 (May 23, 2011)

  1. White House Sets Out Cybersecurity Plan, International Strategy
  2. Congress Moves to Limit Funding for Airport Body Scanners
  3. EPIC Hosts Hill Briefing on Street View
  4. Privacy Bills Introduced in Congress
  5. FISA Orders Up 19%, No Surveillance Request Turned Down
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "Access Controlled"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.11 (June 7, 2011)

  1. EPIC Files Suit for Details on Mobile Body Scanners
  2. EPIC Calls Proposed Student Privacy Exemptions "Unlawful"
  3. PATRIOT Act Extension Passes
  4. DHS Plans to Store EU Passenger Data for 15 Years
  5. EPIC Tells FTC To Step Up Enforcement Against Debt Collectors
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "Alone Together"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.12 (June 21, 2011)

  1. EPIC's FTC Complaint Urges Probe of Facebook's Facial Recognition
  2. EPIC Testifies Before Congress on Data Breach Legislation
  3. Court Awards Funds to EPIC in Google Buzz Case
  4. EU Data Supervisor Suggests Repeal of Data Retention Directive
  5. House Passes Budget for TSA, Cuts Funding for Body Scanners
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "Virtual Freedom"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.13 (July 5, 2011)

  1. US Supreme Court Strikes Down VT Prescription Privacy Law
  2. Judge, FCC: Google Street View Data May Violate Wiretap Act
  3. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Three Privacy-Related Cases
  4. EPIC Urges Congress to Act in Response to Data Breaches
  5. FOIA'd DHS Documents Raise New Questions About Body Scanner Risks
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "The Silicon Jungle"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.14 (July 19, 2011)

  1. US Appeals Court: TSA Violated Federal Law on Body Scanners
  2. EPIC Testifies in Congress Against Data Retention
  3. EPIC v. NSA: FOIA Cybersecurity Lawsuit Goes Forward
  4. FCC Confirms Google Street View Investigation
  5. Court-Approved Wiretaps Reach a New All-Time High
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "Digital Dead End"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.15 (August 2, 2011)

  1. House Committee Approves Controversial Data Retention Measure
  2. EPIC Urges Seventh Circuit to Protect Student Privacy Rights
  3. House Subcommittee Approves Weak Data Breach Bill
  4. TSA Announces 'Stick Figure' Software for Some Body Scanners
  5. EPIC v. NSA: Agency Can 'Neither Confirm Nor Deny' Google Ties
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: 'In the Plex'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.16 (August 17, 2011)

  1. EPIC-Led Coalition Calls For Halt of Secret Government Watchlist
  2. US Senate Unanimously Passes 'Faster FOIA Act'
  3. DHS Terminates Secure Communities Agreements with States
  4. New Body Scanner Software No Panacea for TSA Privacy Violations
  5. California Protects the Privacy of Consumer Smart Meter Data
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: 'Nothing to Hide'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.17 (August 30, 2011)

  1. EPIC Files for Rehearing in Airport Body Scanner Case
  2. FTC Finds Mobile Phone App Violated Children's Privacy Law
  3. Facebook Makes Some Changes, Privacy Complaints Still Pending
  4. Twitter Adopts Privacy-Enhancing Default to HTTPS
  5. German DPA Asks for Removal of Facebook 'Like' Button on .de Sites
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.18 (September 13, 2011)

  1. EPIC Prevails in FOIA Body Scanner Litigation
  2. EPIC Urges FTC to Examine Google's YouTube Search Rankings
  3. Germany Finds No Practical Use for Airport Full Body Scanners
  4. Documents Reveal New Details About DHS Mobile Body Scanners
  5. California Passes Updated Data Breach Legislation
  6. News In Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: 'Top Secret America'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.19 (September 28, 2011)

  1. EPIC Warns Congress of Cybersecurity Risks to Consumers
  2. US, Euro Consumer Groups to Congress: Learn from EU Data Directive
  3. EPIC to Fed. Appeals Court: Stop Covert Video Recording of Workers
  4. Federal Trade Commission Offers New Rules for Kids' Online Privacy
  5. EPIC Slams Homeland Security For ID Regs That Harm The Homeless
  6. News in Brief
  7. Book Review: 'The Privacy Advocates'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.20 (October 13, 2011)

  1. EPIC-Led Coalition Calls for FTC Facebook Investigation
  2. Documents Obtained by EPIC Reveal FBI Watch List Details
  3. Hearings in Congress: COPPA, TSA, VPPA, and the Cloud
  4. EPIC Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Fourth Amendment in GPS Case
  5. EPIC to Supreme Court: Affirm Privacy Act Remedies
  6. News in Brief
  7. Book Review: 'Cybertraps for the Young'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.21 (October 26, 2011)

  1. American Travelers to TSA: Body Scanners are Unsafe, Unacceptable
  2. EPIC Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Privacy Enforcement Provisions
  3. US Appeals Court Protects Employees from Covert Video Recording
  4. Real-Life 'Minority Report'?: EPIC Obtains Government Documents
  5. EPIC to Justice Dept.: Maintain Strong Open Government Regulations
  6. News in Brief
  7. Book Review: 'Unpopular Privacy'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.22 (November 10, 2011)

  1. The Public Voice Hosts Civil Society Conference in Mexico
  2. Privacy Experts Convene for Commissioners, OECD Meetings
  3. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in 4th Amendment GPS Case
  4. EPIC Urges Court to Demand Radiation Docs, Public Comment from DHS
  5. EPIC Files FTC Complaint re: Verizon Privacy Changes
  6. News in Brief
  7. Book Review: 'Taking Liberties'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.23 (December 1, 2011)

  1. FTC - Facebook Settlement in EPIC Privacy Complaint
  2. European Union Limits Use of Airport Body Scanners
  3. Congress, Public Call for TSA Reform
  4. Federal Judge Orders Twitter to Turn Over WikiLeaks Supporter Data
  5. Minnesota Supreme Court Limits Use of Baby DNA
  6. News in Brief
  7. Book Review: 'Guide to Internet Privacy, Anonymity & Security'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.24 (December 14, 2011)

  1. EPIC Urges Public Comment on FTC Facebook Settlement
  2. EPIC to Court: Demand DHS Release of Scanner Radiation Documents
  3. EPIC Urges Supreme Court to Enforce Federal Privacy Act
  4. EPIC to Challenge FERPA Revisions
  5. EU Justice Minister Warns US on 'Self-Regulation'
  6. News in Brief
  7. Book Review: 'The Lie Detectors'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 18.25 (December 23, 2011)

  1. EPIC to Court: Force DHS Compliance with Public Comment Mandate
  2. EPIC Sues DHS Over Covert Surveillance of Facebook and Twitter
  3. EPIC 'Fix FB Privacy Fail' Drive Underway; FB 'Timeline' Released
  4. US to Retain Biometric Database on Iraqis
  5. Franken Questions CarrierIQ, Service Providers on Mobile Tracking
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC's Holiday Wish List: Gift Ideas for the Privacy Enthusiast
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events