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EPIC Alert Volume 19

EPIC Alert 19.24 (December 21, 2012)

  1. Facebook Changes Governance Docs Despite Overwhelming Opposition
  2. FTC Updates Child Online Privacy Rule, Releases Kids' App Report
  3. Instagram Backs Off Proposed Changes
  4. Aviation Industry to FAA: 'Ignore Privacy'
  5. FTC Pursues Investigation of Data Brokers
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC's Holiday Gift Guide for the Privacy Enthusiast
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.23 (December 10, 2012)

  1. EPIC Urges User Vote for 'Existing' Facebook Policy
  2. EPIC to Congress: Suspend Funding for Body Scanner Program
  3. EPIC: FTC Nominee Should Address Agency Privacy Settlement Process
  4. NASA Suffers More Data Breaches
  5. Senate Committee Updates ECPA, Modifies Video Privacy Law
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Cyberspace and National Security'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.22 (November 27, 2012)

  1. EPIC Argues for Driver Privacy in Supreme Court Case
  2. NSA Withholds Presidential Cybersecurity Directive; EPIC to Appeal
  3. Congress Scrutinizes TSA's 'Scanner Shuffle'
  4. EPIC Urges Interior Dept. to Preserve Strong Open Government Rules
  5. CRS Publishes Report on Executive Branch Transparency
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Publications
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.21 (November 9, 2012)

  1. Election 2012: Privacy and Unfinished Business
  2. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Holds First Public Meeting
  3. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Surveillance Standing Case
  4. Supreme Court Hears Challenges to Police 'Dog Sniffs'
  5. EPIC Comments on FTC Rent-to-Own Computer Spying Settlement
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'The Secret Lives of Codebreakers'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.20 (October 26, 2012)

  1. Privacy Officials, Advocates Attend Uruguay Public Voice Conference
  2. EPIC FOIA Cases Move Forward in Federal Court
  3. TSA Unplugs, Boxes Up Airport Body Scanner X-ray Devices
  4. EU Data Protection Agencies Order Google to Improve User Privacy
  5. Presidential Commission Urges Privacy Protections for DNA Data
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: '500 Days'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.19 (October 12, 2012)

  1. EPIC: Facebook-Datalogix Partnership May Violate FTC Consent Order
  2. EPIC Urges Support for New European Privacy Framework
  3. US Senate Report: Fusion Centers 'Wasteful', Overstep Privacy Laws
  4. FBI Exempts Massive Database from Privacy Act Protections
  5. EPIC FOIA Uncovers Google's Privacy Assessment
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'This Machine Kills Secrets'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.18 (September 28, 2012)

  1. Courts Award EPIC Fees and Set Deadline for Body Scanner Rulemaking
  2. EPIC Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Review of Wiretapping Programs
  3. Facebook Ceases Facial Recognition in EU
  4. Senate Leaves Internet Privacy Law Intact
  5. DHS Releases 2012 Privacy Report
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.17 (September 14, 2012)

  1. EPIC Urges Court to Require Body Scanner Rulemaking
  2. Pew Survey: Most Mobile Users Avoid Apps on Privacy Grounds
  3. EPIC Supreme Court Brief: Investigative Techniques Not 'Infallible'
  4. US Consumer Groups Endorse Proposed European Privacy Law
  5. 2012 Election Platforms Address Privacy Rights
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'Power and Constraint'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.16 (August 30, 2012)

  1. EPIC FOIA Docs: DHS Continues Pursuit of Crowd Surveillance
  2. EPIC Supports Moratorium on RFID Student Tracking
  3. Judge Rejects Settlement in Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' Case
  4. European Consumer Organization Backs New EU Privacy Effort
  5. Republican Party Platform Seeks To Limit US Drone Surveillance
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'Privacy'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.15 (August 16, 2012)

  1. FTC Fines Google $22.5M for Privacy Violations
  2. FTC Finalizes Settlement in EPIC Facebook Complaint
  3. DC Circuit Court Orders TSA to Answer EPIC's Mandamus Petition
  4. EPIC Urges Education Department to Protect Student Privacy
  5. EPIC Sues for Details of ODNI Plan to Amass Data on Americans
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'More Essential than Ever'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.14 (July 30, 2012)

  1. EPIC Demands Evidence of TSA Body Scanner Rulemaking
  2. EPIC Asks Congress to Adopt Privacy Safeguards for Drones
  3. EPIC to FCC: Require Mobile Phone Carriers to Protect Privacy
  4. EPIC Recommends Protections re: Commercial Face Recognition
  5. In UK, Google Admits It Retained Street View Data
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'How to Be Invisible, 3rd Edition'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.13 (July 19, 2012)

  1. EPIC v. DHS One Year Later: EPIC Files Mandamus Motion, FOIA Request
  2. Analysis: Opposition to Body Scanners Continues
  3. EPIC Recommends Privacy Safeguards for Cybersecurity Program
  4. EPIC Urges FTC to Develop Meaningful Mobile Privacy Protections
  5. Congress Demands Answers from Law Enforcement on 1.3M Data Requests
  6. EPIC in the News
  7. Book Review: 'The Mobile Wave'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.12 (July 3, 2012)

  1. High Court Dismisses Challenge to Congress's Ability to Define Harm
  2. EPIC Calls for Suspension of DHS "Risk-based" Profiling System
  3. House Panel Votes to Renew Surveillance Law Without New Safeguards
  4. EPIC Calls On FTC to Investigate Facebook Email Changes
  5. Senate Judiciary Holds Hearing on Voter Suppression
  6. EPIC in the News
  7. Book Review: 'Confront and Conceal'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.11 (June 19, 2012)

  1. EPIC Argues for Strict Liability Under Driver Privacy Law
  2. House Considers Surveillance Law Reauthorization; EPIC Testifies
  3. EPIC Awards Dinner Honors Franken, Kozinski, Priest, Diffie, Ware
  4. Congress Set to Expand US Drone Use as Privacy Questions Linger
  5. EPIC Urges FTC to Protect Privacy of Myspace Users
  6. EPIC in the News
  7. Book Review: 'Talking Back to Facebook'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.10 (May 29, 2012)

  1. Rejecting EPIC's Arguments, Federal Appeals Court Sides with NSA
  2. EPIC Offers Privacy Act Update Recommendations to Senate
  3. House Approves Measures Limiting Drone Surveillance
  4. Privacy Board Approved by Judiciary Committee; Vote Moves to Senate
  5. After Street View Decision, Sen. Durbin Calls for Wiretap Law Update
  6. EPIC in the News
  7. Book Review: 'Doing Recent History'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.09 (May 10, 2012)

  1. Google Releases "Spy-Fi" Report After EPIC FOIA Request to FCC
  2. EPIC Appeals Denial in Surveillance Export FOIA, Files Follow-Up
  3. EPIC Files Suit for FBI "StingRay" Cell Phone Tracking Documents
  4. Classified Report Finds Vulnerabilities in Body Scanner Program
  5. Congress, CA Consider Bills to Protect Employee Facebook Passwords
  6. EPIC in the News
  7. Book Review: 'Open Government'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.08 (April 27, 2012)

  1. FCC Fines Google for Obstruction of Street View Probe
  2. EPIC, Congress Demand Greater Action in Street View Investigation
  3. Facebook Offers Revised 'Download Your Information' Option
  4. MD Passes Bill Banning Bosses from Demanding Facebook Information
  5. DHS Expands Use of Watch Lists for 'Known Traveler' Program
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'Broken Ballots'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.07 (April 12, 2012)

  1. EPIC to Commerce Dept.: Establish Privacy Rights
  2. EPIC Urges Court to Affirm Privacy Protections for Home Wi-Fi
  3. EPIC Presses Appeals Court to Uphold Workplace Privacy
  4. FTC Announces $30 Million Penalty Against Deceptive Robocallers
  5. EPIC Announces New Advisory Board Members
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'Privacy and Big Data'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.06 (March 29, 2012)

  1. Supreme Court Limits Privacy Act Remedies
  2. EPIC Argues in Federal Court for Disclosure of Google-NSA Agreement
  3. EPIC Urges Court to Uphold Location Privacy in Mobile Tracking Case
  4. Facebook Policy Changes Raise 2011 Consent Order Compliance Issues
  5. US, EU Privacy Officials Hold Joint Conference on Personal Data
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'Net Locality'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.05 (March 16, 2012)

  1. EPIC Launches 2012 FOIA Gallery, Promotes Open Government
  2. EPIC v. NSA: Cybersecurity Secrecy Argument Goes to Appeals Court
  3. EPIC Presses Senate on FOIA and Critical Infrastructure
  4. EPIC Urges Court to Uphold Location Privacy in Mobile Tracking Case
  5. Controversial New Voter ID Laws Passed, Struck Down, Scrutinized
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'The Emergency State'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.04 (February 29, 2012)

  1. White House Unveils 'Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights'
  2. EPIC Petition to FAA: Protect Privacy and Regulate Drones
  3. EPIC Appeals Court Ruling re: Google, Pushes for Public Hearing
  4. EPIC Obtains New Docs on DHS Media Monitoring, Urges Suspension
  5. EPIC Sues to Block Changes to Education Privacy Rules
  6. News in Brief
  7. Book Review: 'Liars and Outliers'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.03 (February 16, 2012)

  1. EPIC Sues to Enforce Google Consent Decree
  2. Google's Proposed Changes Trigger Privacy Investigations
  3. EPIC Testifies Before Congress on Video Privacy Amendments
  4. FAA to Assess Safety of Drones in US Airspace
  5. DHS Disregards Public Comments, OKs 'Global Entry' Program
  6. News in Brief
  7. Book Review: 'The Daily You'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.02 (February 2, 2012)

  1. Supreme Court Upholds Fourth Amendment in GPS Tracking Case
  2. EPIC Files Suit for Surveillance Documents of WikiLeaks Supporters
  3. Google to Consolidate User Data; EPIC Launches 'Good to Really Know'
  4. EU Data Commission Announces Comprehensive Privacy Law Revision
  5. EPIC Participates in International Data Privacy Conference
  6. News in Brief
  7. Book Review: 'Configuring the Networked Self'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 19.01 (January 18, 2012)

  1. EPIC: FOIA Docs Reveal DHS Monitoring of Online Political Dissent
  2. EPIC Submits Comments, Letter to FTC re: Facebook
  3. EPIC Presses FTC to Investigate Google Search Changes
  4. EPIC Urges Appeals Court to Shed Light on Google - NSA Agreement
  5. Justice Dept. Rejects S. Carolina's New Voter Photo-ID Law
  6. News in Brief
  7. Book Review: 'I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did'
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events