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EPIC Alert - Volume 6 (1998)

EPIC Alert 6.01 (January 20, 1999)

  1. Internet Censorship Goes on Trial (Again)
  2. Crypto Update: US Issues New Export Rules, French Drop Restrictions
  3. Supreme Court Rules on Anonymity
  4. EU Releases Report on Privacy Adequacy
  5. GAO Finds IRS Security Lacking
  6. EPIC Bookstore
  7. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.02 (February 3, 1999)

  1. Federal Judge Blocks New Internet Censorship Law
  2. Excerpts from the Internet Censorship Decision
  3. The Intel Controversy: Big Brother Inside
  4. Clinton Announces Info-Warfare Plans
  5. States Back Down From Plans to Sell Drivers' Photos
  6. Know Your Customer? The Customers Say "No!"
  7. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.03 (February 19, 1999)

  1. Feds Funded Private Driver's Photo Database
  2. Groups Urge Congress to Examine Federal Databases
  3. EPIC Seeks Government Records on Intel Identifier
  4. Library Commission Rejects Internet Filtering
  5. Computers, Freedom and Privacy: Register Now
  6. EPIC Bookstore - The End of Privacy
  7. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.04 (March 4, 1999)

  1. Intel ID Plan Under Fire: Competitors Critical, Advocates Protest
  2. Reno Proposes National DNA Database
  3. CFP 99 - Early Registration Deadline Approaching
  4. GAO Releases Two Reports on Privacy
  5. Crypto Export Relaxation Bill Introduced
  6. EPIC Bookstore - The End of Privacy
  7. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.05 (March 25, 1999)

  1. Public Outcry Kills "Know Your Customer" Banking Rules
  2. House Judiciary Committee Approves SAFE Crypto Bill
  3. EPIC Files Amicus Brief in Encryption Control Challenge
  4. Microsoft Tracks Users, But Watchdog is Mute
  5. Administration Names Privacy Counselor
  6. New Study Gives School Filtering a Failing Grade
  7. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.06 (April 22, 1999)

  1. FTC Proposes Rules for Kids' Privacy Protection
  2. Encryption Bill Introduced in Senate
  3. Know Your Passenger: FAA Introduces New Screening Rules
  4. Online Anonymity Under Attack in the Courts
  5. Justice Department Appeals Internet Censorship Ruling
  6. "Orwell Awards" Presented to Biggest U.S. Privacy Invaders
  7. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.07 (May 12, 1999)

  1. Appeals Court Strikes Down Crypto Controls
  2. Top U.S. Officials Tout Internet Filters
  3. Study Finds More Sites Posting Privacy Policies
  4. Commerce Department Seeks Comments on "Safe Harbor"
  5. Clinton Addresses Financial and Medical Privacy
  6. Electronic Surveillance Increased in 1998
  7. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.08 (June 1, 1999)

  1. Congress Looks at Internet Privacy; EPIC Testifies
  2. Firm Ends "John Doe" Lawsuit After Learning Identities
  3. IFEA Urges FCC to Provide Balanced Info on Filtering
  4. House Demands Access to NSA Files on Echelon
  5. Court Rules that Media "Ride-Alongs" Violate Fourth Amendment
  6. Australia Close to Enacting Internet Censorship Law
  7. EPIC Bill-Track: New Bills in Congress
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.09 (June 10, 1999)

  1. EPIC Survey Finds Few Crypto Controls
  2. Banking Official Cites Growing Privacy Concerns
  3. Minnesota Sues Bank for Customer Data Sales
  4. Safe Harbor Sunk?
  5. Arizona Restricts Use of Student Social Security Numbers
  6. Anti-Abortion Webmaster Sues ISP Over Shut-Down
  7. EPIC Bookstore - "Visions of Privacy"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.10 (June 30, 1999)

  1. Senate Committee Approves Mandatory Filtering Bill
  2. Congress Acts on Encryption Legislation
  3. Government Seeks Review of Bernstein Crypto Decision
  4. House to Consider Financial Data Protection
  5. Proposed DoubleClick/Abacus Merger Raises Privacy Concerns
  6. California Supreme Court Upholds Workplace Privacy
  7. Report Notes Benefits of Internet Anonymity
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.11 (July 15, 1999)

  1. FTC Releases Incomplete Privacy Report
  2. EPIC Files Brief in Drivers' Privacy Case
  3. International Relations Committee Approves SAFE Crypto Bill
  4. Settlement Ends Litigation Over Anonymous Internet Messages
  5. House Extends Deadline for Wiretap Law Compliance
  6. New York Court Okays Warrantless Pen Register Surveillance
  7. 1999 Privacy Law Sourcebook Now Available
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.12 (July 28, 1999)

  1. FBI Monitoring Plan Threatens Civil Liberties
  2. EPIC Calls for Privacy Protections Now
  3. New Report on Assesses State of Kids Privacy
  4. House Committees Gut SAFE Crypto Bill
  5. Survey Finds Lukewarm Public Support for Free Speech
  6. Panel Considers DNA Testing for All Arrestees
  7. New in the EPIC Bookstore
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.13 (September 1, 1999)

  1. FCC Grants FBI Surveillance Standards Request
  2. Administration Proposes Secret Break-ins to Combat Crypto
  3. Appeals Court Strikes Down Telephone Privacy Regs
  4. Advisory Group Urges Change in Crypto Policy
  5. Appellate Brief Challenges Internet Censorship Law
  6. New Amazon.com Feature Raises Privacy Concerns
  7. EPIC Bookstore - The Tin Drum
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.14 (September 9, 1999)

  1. Free Speech Groups Attack Internet Rating Plan
  2. EPIC Releases Report on Filters and Freedom
  3. Privacy Commissioners, Advocates, Technologists Gather in Hong Kong
  4. Documents Reveal Secret Service Role in Identity Database
  5. EPIC and Privacy InternationaI Release Report on Privacy and Human Rights
  6. FCC to Appeal Telephone Customer Privacy Decision
  7. EPIC Bookstore - New EPIC Publications
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.15 (September 23, 1999)

  1. Impact of New Encryption Policy Remains Unclear
  2. Privacy Agenda for the 21st Century Announced
  3. Report Slams Privacy Policies; Poll Finds Privacy is Top Concern
  4. Internet Filtering Debate Resumes in Congress
  5. "Public Voice in Electronic Commerce" Conference
  6. Provision Repealing National Driver's Licenses In Final Stages
  7. EPIC Bookstore - The Code Book and More
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.16 (October 12, 1999)

  1. EPIC Sues Trade Commission For Privacy Complaints
  2. New Internet Protocol Could Threaten Online Anonymity
  3. Congress Enacts Drivers' Privacy Protections
  4. Appeals Court to Review Bernstein Crypto Decision
  5. FCC Issues New Rule on Phone Customer Data Privacy
  6. Survey Ranks States on Privacy Protection
  7. EPIC Bookstore - The End of Privacy
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.17 (October 25, 1999)

  1. EPIC Joins Amicus on FCC Petition for Rehearing
  2. FTC Issues Rules on Child Online Privacy Protection
  3. EPIC Submits Comments for Online Profiling Workshop
  4. State of First Amendment -- First Amendment Center Survey
  5. Model State Public Health Privacy Act Now Available
  6. Privacy International's Big Brother Awards
  7. EPIC Bookstore - Compilation of State and Federal Privacy Laws
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.18 (November 3, 1999)

  1. Proposed Federal Medical Privacy Regulations Released
  2. Internet Censorship Case Goes to Appeals Court
  3. Privacy Left Out of Financial Modernization Bill
  4. Comments Sought on Proposed Key-Recovery Standard
  5. Appeals Court Permits Warrantless Thermal-Imaging Searches
  6. Protection of FIDNet Spurs Calls to Weaken FOIA
  7. EPIC Bookstore -- Code: And Other Laws of Cyberspace
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.19 (November 11, 1999)

  1. Drivers' Privacy Protection Case Heard by Supreme Court
  2. Privacy Advocates Call on FTC to Halt Online Profiling
  3. Appellate Judges Slam Internet Censorship Law
  4. Intelligence Funding Bill Requires Report on ECHELON
  5. IETF Rejects Proposal on Internet Wiretaps
  6. TRUSTe Fails to Launch Investigation into RealNetworks
  7. EPIC Bookstore -- Genetic Secrets
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 6.20 (December 6, 1999)

  1. EPIC Files Suit for NSA Memos on Surveillance Authority
  2. EPIC, ACLU and EFF Challenge New FBI Wiretap Rules
  3. Consumer Groups Respond to "Safe Harbor" Proposal
  4. Draft Crypto Regulations Fall Short of Earlier Promises
  5. Advocates Call on FTC, Companies to Stop Secret Profiling
  6. AOL Subscriber Privacy Preferences Expiring
  7. Holiday Shopping at the EPIC Bookstore
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Event