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EPIC Alert Volume 20 (2013)

EPIC Alert 20.25 (Dec. 20, 2013)

  1. Expert Panel Calls for End of NSA Bulk Data Collection
  2. Federal Judge Enjoins NSA Telephone Metadata Program
  3. EPIC Files Privacy Complaint to Protect Student Data
  4. EPIC Appeals Secrecy of Presidential Cybersecurity Directive
  5. EPIC Urges Clarification of NSA's Role in Cybersecurity
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Holiday Gift Guide
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.24 (Dec. 11, 2013)

  1. EPIC Files Lawsuit to Determine Legal Authority for PRISM Program
  2. EPIC Asks Federal Court for Release of Govt. Surveillance Reports
  3. White House Previews New Open Government Plan
  4. Europe May Suspend Data Transfer Agreement with US
  5. Spotlight on Surveillance: FBI Pushes Forward with Massive Biometric Database Despite Privacy Risks
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.23 (Nov. 27, 2013)

  1. Supreme Court Declines EPIC's Challenge to NSA Surveillance Program
  2. States Reach $17M Settlement with Google Over Privacy Violations
  3. Federal Court Awards EPIC $30,000 in Social Media Monitoring Case
  4. EPIC Urges FCC to Investigate AT&T's Sale of Consumer Phone Records
  5. Government Audit Finds TSA Behavior Analysis Program 'Ineffective'
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Hatching Twitter'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.22 (Nov. 15, 2013)

  1. Supreme Court to Consider EPIC Challenge to NSA Program
  2. Oversight Board Adopts EPIC's Recommendations in New FOIA Rule
  3. EPIC FOIA Suit Uncovers Student Loan Debt Collector Practices
  4. Supreme Court Lets Stand Contested Facebook Settlement
  5. Privacy Groups to FTC: Investigate US Firms in NSA Surveillance
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'The Circle'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.21 (October 31, 2013)

  1. EPIC Files in Supreme Court, Responds to Government in NSA Challenge
  2. European Parliament Committee Approves Comprehensive Privacy Law
  3. EPIC Urges Congress to Protect Student Privacy
  4. EPIC Objects to Secret Profiling of Air Travelers
  5. Google's Plan to Post User Images in Ads May Violate FTC Order
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.20 (October 16, 2013)

  1. EPIC Appeals Secrecy of Body Scanner Radiation Documents
  2. Gov. Brown Signs New California Privacy Laws
  3. EPIC FOIA Docs Shed Light on Secret FBI Mobile Phone Tracking Team
  4. Court Rules that Gmail Case Can Go Forward
  5. EPIC Urges Congress on Student Privacy after Court Decision
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.19 (October 3, 2013)

  1. NGOs, Experts, Officials Meet in Warsaw for Public Voice Conference
  2. Senators to Intelligence IG: Make Public Report on NSA Surveillance
  3. FISA Court Releases Controversial Opinion on NSA Metadata Program
  4. California Enacts Strong Digital Privacy Law for Minors
  5. TSA Seeks to Remove Privacy Act Safeguards for TSA PreCheck
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Glass Houses'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.18 (September 17, 2013)

  1. Federal Court Upholds Privacy Protection for Wi-Fi Communications
  2. Pressure Mounts on Facebook to Withdraw Proposed Policy Changes
  3. EPIC Files FOIA Suit to Determine If Tor Is Compromised
  4. EPIC Considers Next Steps re: NSA Response to Surveillance Petition
  5. European Parliament Begins Hearings on NSA Surveillance
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.17 (September 3, 2013)

  1. EPIC to Host International Privacy Conference in Warsaw
  2. NSA Violated Law Thousands of Times, Intercepted US Communications
  3. FISA Court: NSA Violated Both Fourth Amendment and FISA
  4. EPIC, Privacy Groups Urge Court to Reject Proposed Google Settlement
  5. EPIC FOIA: DHS Facial Recognition System Lacks Privacy Safeguards
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'The Great Dissent'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.16 (August 14, 2013)

  1. Privacy Law Scholars Support EPIC's Supreme Court Petition
  2. President Announces Plan to Address Surveillance Concerns
  3. Administration Argues NSA Domestic Surveillance is Lawful; President Supports FISA Court Adversary
  4. TSA Conducts Warrantless Searches Outside of Airports
  5. EPIC's Rotenberg: 'Progress at the White House But Surveillance is Still Unlawful'
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Rise of the Warrior Cop'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.15 (July 30, 2013)

  1. EPIC Defends Student Privacy Rights in Federal Court
  2. FISA Court Renews, DOJ Defends, Unlawful Surveillance Program
  3. NJ High Court Issues Landmark Location Privacy Decision
  4. EPIC Urges Oversight Board to Uphold Strong Open Government Rules
  5. EPIC Asks FTC To Investigate 'Magna Carta' App
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Spying on Democracy'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.14 (July 12, 2013)

  1. EPIC Urges US Supreme Court to Suspend NSA Domestic Surveillance
  2. EPIC Speaks Before Oversight Board; Former Judge Questions FISC
  3. EPIC FOIA Document Reveals CIA Collusion in Domestic Surveillance
  4. EU Parliament to Investigate NSA Surveillance, Impact on EU Privacy
  5. Thousands Support EPIC's Petition to NSA for Public Rulemaking
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.13 (July 2, 2013)

  1. SIGN EPIC's Petition to the NSA
  2. SHARE EPIC's Petition via Email, Mailing Lists
  3. POST EPIC's Petition on Facebook, Social Media
  4. LEARN More about the NSA's Domestic Surveillance Programs
  5. SUPPORT EPIC

EPIC Alert 20.12 (June 27, 2013)

  1. EPIC, Bamford, Diffie, Schneier Call for Suspension of NSA Domestic Surveillance Program
  2. Supreme Court Upholds Privacy of Driver Records
  3. EPIC Obtains Docs Detailing FBI Collection of DMV Photos
  4. EPIC to FCC: Investigate Disclosure of Consumer Phone Records
  5. NSA Targeting and Minimization Procedures Released
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Big Data'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.11 (June 12, 2013)

  1. White House Acknowledges NSA Domestic Surveillance Program, Role of Internet Companies in 'PRISM'
  2. EPIC to Congress: 'NSA Domestic Surveillance Program is Unlawful'
  3. EPIC Seeks Legal Justification for NSA Surveillance Program
  4. Congress Begins Investigation of NSA Domestic Surveillance Program
  5. US Supreme Court Rules Against DNA Privacy
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'To Save Everything, Click Here'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.10 (May 31, 2013)

  1. Sen. Paul Introduces Bill on Fourth Amendment, '3rd Party Doctrine'
  2. TSA 'Unplugs, Boxes Up, and Ships Back' X-Ray Body Scanners
  3. EPIC Asks FTC to Investigate Snapchat
  4. EPIC Testifies Before Colorado Board on Student Privacy
  5. FTC Opens Investigation into Google Advertising Dominance
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Who Owns the Future?'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.09 (May 17, 2013)

  1. EPIC to Honor Senators Paul and Wyden, AP Reporter Mendoza, Consumer Advocate Grant, Privacy Scholar Flaherty
  2. EPIC Urges Investigation, Files FOIA on DoJ Surveillance of Press
  3. EPIC Pursues Public Release of Facebook, MySpace Privacy Reports
  4. FTC Rejects Industry Effort to Delay Children's Privacy Rules
  5. 2012 FISA Orders Up, Security Letters Down, All Surveillance OK'ed
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Deep State'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.08 (April 30, 2013)

  1. EPIC Lawsuit Produces Details of Internet Monitoring
  2. Consumer Groups Oppose Delay of New Children's Privacy Rules
  3. EPIC Files Amicus Brief, Urges Disclosure of Secret Legal Memos
  4. EPIC to FAA: Establish Privacy Standards for Drone Use
  5. Froomkin, Kaplan, 'Spaf,' Wu Join EPIC Advisory Board
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Spam'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.07 (April 16, 2013)

  1. EPIC Sues FBI to Obtain Details on Massive Biometric ID Database
  2. EPIC Comments on Federal Cybersecurity Framework
  3. EPIC Comments on FTC FOIA Procedures
  4. EU Takes Action Against Google for Privacy Policy Meltdown
  5. President May Veto Controversial Cybersecurity Bill
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'SuperVision'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.06 (March 31, 2013)

  1. US Supreme Court: Dog Sniff at Doorway is 'Search'
  2. TSA Begins Court-Ordered Rulemaking on 'Nude' Body Scanners
  3. EPIC Testifies at Senate Drones Hearing, Submits Drone Petition
  4. EPIC Sues Ed. Dept., Seeks Docs on Debt Collectors, Student Privacy
  5. EPIC Highlights Need for Broad Reform of Federal Privacy Law
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.05 (March 15, 2013)

  1. States Fine Google for Street View Privacy Violations
  2. EPIC Mounts Petition after FOIA Documents Reveal Drone Spy-Tech
  3. EPIC Prevails in Two FOIA Cases, Obtains More Data on Body Scanners
  4. EPIC Prevails in Social Media Monitoring FOIA Suit
  5. EPIC Testifies Before Maryland Legislature on Location Privacy
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'Trust Me, I'm Lying'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.04 (March 3, 2013)

  1. Supreme Court Blocks Challenge to FISA Surveillance
  2. EPIC Obtains Counterterrorism Data-Collection Docs on US Citizens
  3. EPIC Challenges Secret Statute in WikiLeaks Case
  4. EPIC: DHS Backscatter Training Manuals Don't Include Privacy Plans
  5. FTC Approves Final Settlement with Consumer Tracking Firm
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. Book Review: 'When Gadgets Betray Us'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.03 (February 15, 2013)

  1. EPIC Petitions FAA on Drone Privacy; Agency Responds
  2. White House Issues New Cybersecurity Executive Order, Directive
  3. EPIC, Coalition Seek Privacy Safeguards for Car Data
  4. EPIC to Supreme Court: Protect Genetic Privacy
  5. US NGOs Press Federal Government to Support EU Privacy Proposals
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.02 (February 1, 2013)

  1. TSA to Pull 'Naked' Body Scanners from All US Airports
  2. EPIC Hosts Event on Drones and Surveillance at National Press Club
  3. EPIC Argues Cell Phone Privacy Case Before New Jersey Supreme Court
  4. EPIC Defends Student Privacy in Federal Court
  5. Sen. Leahy Sets Out Judiciary Committee Agenda for New Congress
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 20.01 (January 16, 2013)

  1. EPIC Succeeds in Fight Against Protective Order in FOIA Case
  2. EPIC Sues CIA for Details of NYPD Spying
  3. EPIC Obtains Documents on NSA's 'Perfect Citizen' Program
  4. FTC Closes Investigation into Google Search Bias
  5. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Driver Records Privacy Protection
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events