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EPIC Alert - Volume 3 (1996)

EPIC Alert 3.01 (January 11, 1996)

  1. Charges Dropped Against Phil Zimmermann
  2. EPIC Wins Appeal: "Hacker" Raid Info to be Released
  3. FBI Fails to File Required Wiretap Report
  4. EPIC Urges FTC to Pursue Strong Privacy Safeguards
  5. Compuserve Censors 200 Usenet Newsgroups
  6. Telecom Bill Vote Delayed
  7. House Delays Vote on Counter-terrorism Bill
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.02 (January 24, 1996)

  1. Commerce Department Releases Crypto Report
  2. Court finds Constitutional Right of Privacy in Pharmacy Records
  3. Avrahami Asks Court for Summary Judgment
  4. New Book Examines FBI Surveillance
  5. UK Medical Association Recommends New Security Standards
  6. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.03 (February 8, 1996)

  1. Telecom Bill Signed; Lawsuit Challenges "Indecency" Provision
  2. Court of Appeals OK's Caller ID
  3. Virginia Court Refuses to Hear Avrahami Case
  4. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.04 (February 16, 1996)

  1. Federal Court Enjoins Internet "Indecency" Provision
  2. Still Missing: FBI Wiretap Data
  3. Marc Klaas Endorses EPIC Letter to FTC
  4. Congress Sets Date for Votes on Terrorism, ID Card Bills
  5. Privacy Files Abstracts Available Online
  6. Economist Calls for New Privacy Laws
  7. New Items at EPIC Web page
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.05 (February 29, 1996)

  1. ACLU/EPIC Lawsuit Puts CDA Enforcement on Hold
  2. Draft Crypto Bill Circulating
  3. Personal Crypto Export Allowed
  4. Court Rules Against Email Privacy
  5. Calls Pour into PacBell Over Caller ID
  6. State Legislatures Examine Privacy Issues
  7. Digital Telephony Funding Update
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.06 (March 18, 1996)

  1. House Approves Weakened Counter-Terrorism Bill
  2. House and Senate Debate Immigration Legislation
  3. Internet "Indecency" Hearing Begins This Week
  4. Commerce Dep't to Release More Info on Foreign Crypto
  5. Doctors Group Criticizes Senate Medical Bill
  6. Netscape CEO Defends Right to Privacy
  7. EPIC/PI Sponsor 2nd Conference on Surveillance Technologies
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.07 (March 28, 1996)

  1. CDA Trial Begins in Federal Court
  2. House Approves Immigration Bill, Rejects National ID Card
  3. Court Dismisses Case Challenging Export Controls
  4. Medical Privacy Coalition Releases Draft Medical Privacy Bill
  5. California PUC Files Supreme Court Appeal on Caller Id Decision
  6. Administration's FY 1997 Budget - 100 million for Digital Telephony
  7. CFP Begins in Cambridge
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.08 (April 11, 1996)

  1. CDA Trial Update -- DoJ to Present Testimony
  2. House Passes Health Care Bill
  3. Congress to Vote on Terrorism Bill Next Week
  4. Insiders Sell Info on 11,000 people from SSA Computers
  5. California, Minnesota Debate Comprehensive Privacy Bills
  6. Illinois to Stop Selling DMV Records
  7. New Electronic Resources
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.09 (May 7, 1996)

  1. Sen. Burns Introduces New Crypto Bill
  2. New Report Finds U.S. Workplace Privacy Lacking
  3. Federal Eavesdropping Increases
  4. Counter-Terrorism Bill Signed into Law
  5. FAA Infringes on Travelers' Right to Privacy
  6. Senate Passes Immigration Bill
  7. DOD Key Escrow System Problems Surface
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.10 (May 21, 1996)

  1. Clipper III
  2. Senator Burns Criticizes New Clipper Proposal
  3. House Members Urge Clinton to Abandon Key-Escrow
  4. Federal Appeals Court to Review Crypto Export Controls
  5. OECD Debates Crypto Policy
  6. FBI Releases Digital Telephony Wiretap Report
  7. New Privacy Resources at EPIC.org and on the Net
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.11 (May 29, 1996)

  1. Children's Privacy Bill Introduced
  2. Recent Problems in Direct Marketing Industry
  3. New Medical Privacy Bill Introduced
  4. Canadian NII Panel Calls for Privacy Law
  5. Supreme Court Rejects California Caller ID Case
  6. NRC to Release Crypto Report
  7. FTC To Examine Privacy Issues
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.12 (June 25, 1996)

  1. Court Says No to Net Censorship
  2. Crypto Hearings to be Cybercast - June 26
  3. Net Users Favor Anonymity, Oppose Sale of Data
  4. Lexis-Nexis Drops SSN Sales Plan
  5. Reno Pushes Key Escrow
  6. C|Net Continues Privacy Coverage
  7. INET '96 -- Free Speech Coalition Formed
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.13 (July 10, 1996)

  1. Clipper Returns ... Again
  2. Commerce Notice for Key Escrow Panel
  3. Supreme Court Rules on Cable Censorship
  4. Justice Department Appeals CDA Decision
  5. FBI File Controversy Continues to Grow
  6. Crypto Hearings Update
  7. EU Committee Approves Telecom Privacy Directive
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.14 (August 1, 1996)

  1. G-7 Urges Net Restrictions -- GILC Launches Campaign
  2. New Domestic Surveillance Provisions Proposed
  3. Digital Telephony Funding Approved by House
  4. Another Court Enjoins CDA
  5. Govt Crypto Policy Criticized at Senate Hearing
  6. EPIC '96 Crypto Sourcebook Available
  7. New Files at WWW.EPIC.ORG
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.15 (August 23, 1996)

  1. Senate to Consider Counterterrorism Bill in September
  2. Call for Grassroots Crypto Action
  3. Welfare Bill Signed by Clinton
  4. Court Rules NSC Not Subject to FOIA
  5. Congress to Review National ID Card Proposals
  6. Another Suit Filed Challenging Crypto Export Restrictions
  7. EPIC/PI to Sponsor Conference on Surveillance Technologies
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.16 (September 12, 1996)

  1. White House Proposes Screening of all Airline Passengers
  2. EPIC Testifies on Children's Privacy Bill
  3. House Panel Probes White House Database
  4. Crypto Update
  5. Anonymous Remailer Shuts Down
  6. EPIC Now Accepts First Virtual Contributions
  7. EPIC/PI to Sponsor Conference on Surveillance Technologies
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.17 (October 2, 1996)

  1. White House Releases New Clipper Proposal
  2. International Crypto Symposium Held in Paris for OECD
  3. OECD Crypto Experts Meet in Paris
  4. Human Rights Groups Release Crypto Resolution
  5. E-FOIA Bill Approved by House and Senate
  6. P-TRAK SSN System Criticism Continues
  7. Avrahami Files Appeal to State Supreme Court
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.18 (October 23, 1996) (Special Issue: 104th Congress Wrap-Up)

  1. Budget Bill
  2. Digital Telephony
  3. Credit Report Bill Revised
  4. Immigration Bill Approved
  5. Intelligence Bill
  6. Computer Crime Bill
  7. Computer Pornography
  8. FAA Authorization
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.19 (November 21, 1996)

  1. New Executive Order on Cryptography
  2. CDA Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court to Affirm Decision
  3. Court Rules AOL Not Subject to First Amendment in Junk Mail Case
  4. EPIC Files Brief in Support of Crypto Rights
  5. FTC to Investigate Online Privacy
  6. NY Censorship Law Goes Into Effect
  7. Senators and Congress Criticize Clipper 4 Proposal
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 3.20 (December 11, 1996)

  1. Net Users Want Anonymity, New Privacy Laws
  2. Regulations on Key Recovery Access Policy Released
  3. Supreme Court to Review Decency Act
  4. European Crypto Update: More Calls for Voluntary Use
  5. Proposed WIPO Treaties Debated
  6. Support EPIC
  7. EPIC Bookstore Opens / epic.org Upgraded
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events