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EPIC Alert Volume 21 (2014)

EPIC Alert 21.19 (October 17, 2014)

  1. EPIC v. CIA: EPIC Seeks Details of CIA Surveillance of Congress
  2. At OECD Global Forum, EPIC Urges 'Algorithmic Transparency'
  3. California Enacts Comprehensive Student Privacy Law
  4. Supreme Court Issues Stay Preventing Implementation of Voter ID Law
  5. Japanese Court Upholds 'Right to Be Forgotten'
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.18 (October 1, 2014)

  1. EPIC FOIA: FBI Extends 'Rap Back' Biometric Collection
  2. EPIC Urges FTC to Investigate Maricopa Data Breach
  3. EPIC Files Comments to CFPB on Financial Privacy
  4. EPIC, Coalition Urge UN Group to Review US Spy Programs
  5. 'Eyes Over Washington': EPIC Obtains New Docs on Army Blimps
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Op-Ed: 'Student Data Collection is Out of Control'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.17 (September 15, 2014)

  1. After EPIC FOIA, Army Retracts Plan for Video in DC Blimp
  2. EPIC, Experts Support Privacy for Telephone Data in NSA Court Case
  3. EPIC (Finally) Obtains Memos on Warrantless Wiretapping Program
  4. FCC Fines Verizon $7.4 Million for Violating Consumer Privacy
  5. EPIC Seeks Electronic Voting Security Report
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Hate Crimes in Cyberspace'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.16 (September 3, 2014)

  1. Federal Judge: Proposed Google Settlement "Doesn't Pass Smell Test"
  2. EPIC FOIA Finds $1.6B DC Army Blimps Loaded with Spy Gear, Missiles
  3. Security Experts: EPIC Correct on Body Scanner Flaws, Dangers
  4. European Facebook User Privacy Lawsuit Moves Forward
  5. Senator Rockefeller Investigates Airline Privacy Practices
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'What Stays in Vegas'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.15 (August 19, 2014)

  1. EPIC FOIA: FISA Criticized, Congress Ignored, NSA Pen Trap Program
  2. EPIC Demands Report Detailing CIA's Surveillance of Congress
  3. EPIC Sues FBI for Missing Privacy Reports
  4. EPIC Seeks Information About Secret Surveillance Authority
  5. Consumer Privacy Groups Urge Court to Reject Google Settlement
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.14 (July 30, 2014)

  1. Lawsuit Against Google for Privacy Changes Moves Forward
  2. EPIC Files Lawsuit For Details of Government Profiling System
  3. EPIC Uncovers Complaints from Ed. Dept. re: Misuse of Records
  4. EPIC Urges Privacy Board to Address 12333 Surveillance Authority
  5. EPIC, Consumer Groups Challenge Facebook on Web Snooping
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Rise of the American Corporate Security State'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.13 (July 16, 2014)

  1. EPIC Challenges Facebook's Manipulation of Users, Files Complaint
  2. EPIC Defends FOIA Victory in Federal Appeals Court
  3. Privacy Panel Backs PRISM Program
  4. FTC Releases 2014 Data Security Update, Enforcement Issues Remain
  5. Attorney General Supports Privacy Act Protections for EU Citizens
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Editorial: 'Invitation to a Dialogue: Internet Behemoths'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.12 (June 30, 2014)

  1. Unanimous Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Rights of Cell Phone Users
  2. Obama Renews Unlawful NSA Bulk Record Collection Program
  3. EPIC Seeks Records on FTC 'Sign-off' for Facebook Changes
  4. Coalition to AG: Review FBI's Massive Biometric Database
  5. Appeals Court Releases 'Drone Killing' Memo, EPIC Filed Amicus
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'No Place to Hide'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.11 (June 16, 2014)

  1. EPIC v. NSA: EPIC Obtains Presidential Directive for Cybersecurity
  2. EPIC Celebrates 20 Years of Protecting Privacy
  3. EPIC Urges FTC to Protect Snapchat Users' Privacy
  4. FTC Urges Court to Protect Student Privacy
  5. EPIC Brief: Extend Relief for Driver Privacy Claims
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Sting of the Drone'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.10 (May 30, 2014)

  1. EPIC Freedom Awards to Allen, Amash, The Guardian, Snowden
  2. House Adopts Weakened NSA Reform Bill
  3. EPIC Testifies on Student Privacy Before CA State Assembly
  4. FTC Report on Data Brokers Fails to Address Privacy Concerns
  5. Sprint Pays FCC a Record $7.5M for Violating 'Do Not Call'
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.09 (May 16, 2014)

  1. EU Court Rules Google Must Respect Right to Delete Links
  2. White House Publishes Report on 'Big Data and Future of Privacy'
  3. EPIC Snapchat Complaint Results in 20-Year FTC Consent Order
  4. EPIC Sues Army for Information About DC Surveillance Blimps
  5. House Bill Would End Bulk Surveillance, Improve NSA Oversight
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Dragnet Nation'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.08 (Apr. 30, 2014)

  1. Supreme Court Hears Cell Phone Privacy Cases
  2. Appeals Court Orders Release of Classified Legal Analysis
  3. EPIC Obtains Documents on FTC's Facebook Investigation
  4. Pew Survey Finds Opposition to Drones and Google Glass
  5. Amid Privacy Backlash, Student Data Firm Dissolves
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.07 (Apr. 21, 2014)

  1. FTC Responds to EPIC Complaint on WhatsApp and Privacy
  2. European High Court Strikes Down Data Retention Law
  3. EPIC Warns White House About 'Big Data' Privacy Risks
  4. EPIC Appeals Lower Court's Decision in EPIC v. NSA
  5. Judge Approves Google Settlement Over Objection of Privacy Groups
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.06 (Mar. 31, 2014)

  1. President Renews Unlawful, Ineffective Surveillance Program
  2. EPIC Obtains Secret AG Reports on Electronic Surveillance
  3. EPIC Files Comments on 'Big Data,' Urges Updates to Privacy Law
  4. FTC Adopts EPIC's FOIA Recommendations
  5. Federal Trade Commission Backs Users in Facebook Privacy Case
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Cybersecurity and Cyberwar'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.05 (Mar. 17, 2014)

  1. EPIC Urges FTC Investigation of WhatsApp Sale to Facebook
  2. EPIC Celebrates Sunshine Week
  3. EPIC Asks Supreme Court to Protect Cell Phone Privacy
  4. Citron, Felten, Lewis, Lysyanskaya, Marwick, McDonald, Moglen, and Vladeck Join EPIC Advisory Board
  5. EP Passes New Privacy Law, Rejects Safe Harbor and US Data Transfers
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'Privacy in the Age of Big Data'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.04 (Feb. 28, 2014)

  1. EPIC, Coalition Urge Obama to Act on Privacy Bill of Rights
  2. EPIC Urges FTC to Strengthen Safe Harbor Settlements
  3. EPIC Files FOIA Suit for Information on 'Hemisphere' Telco Database
  4. EPIC Files Brief in Facebook Case, Urges Rejection of Settlement
  5. Massachusetts Court Upholds Location Privacy Protection
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.03 (Feb. 18, 2014)

  1. NSA Telephone Record Program Authority Expires March 28
  2. EPIC Accepts NSA's Settlement Offer, Receives Attorneys Fees
  3. EPIC, Coalition Urge White House to Listen to Public on Big Data
  4. EPIC Recommends Safeguards For Facial Recognition Technology
  5. Privacy Board to Senate: NSA 'Metadata' Program Is Ineffective
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'It's Complicated'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.02 (Jan. 28, 2014)

  1. Obama Announces End of NSA Telephone Record Collection Program
  2. Markey Outlines New Student Privacy Legislation at EPIC Event
  3. Review Group to Senate: NSA Program Has Not Prevented Threats
  4. EPIC Files Appeal, Challenging Secrecy of Presidential Directive
  5. EPIC Gives 2014 International Award to EU Parliament Member Albrecht
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Bookstore
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 21.01 (Jan. 13, 2014)

  1. EPIC Settles FOIA Case, Obtains Body Scanner Radiation Fact Sheets
  2. Senator Markey to Keynote EPIC Student Privacy Event
  3. NY Judge Rules NSA Program Legal; Split Emerges Among Courts
  4. Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Google in Street View Case
  5. Senator Leahy Proposes Consumer Privacy Legislation
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC in the News
  8. EPIC Book Review: 'The Adversary'
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events