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FOIA Notes


EPIC FOIA Notes is an online newsletter that gives subscribers fast access to important documents obtained by EPIC under the Freedom of Information Act. The publication provides images and information about the government's latest disclosures, as well as links to other FOIA resources.

Issue Archive

#20-Government Transparency (August 15, 2011)

#19- Department of Homeland Security Reveals Entities that Could Receive Information From Social Media Monitoring (August 4, 2011)


#18- Department of Defense Denies Communications, Contracts with "Project Vigilant" (May 5, 2011)


#17- Internal Reports: FBI Scrawling Handwritten Changes on National Security Letters to Expand Surveillance, Evade Oversight (February 7, 2011)
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#16- FTC Discloses Conflict of Interest Analysis Involving Jones Day Law Firm (May 1, 2008)
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#15 - FBI Restricts Application of Virginia Transparency and Privacy Laws for Fusion Center (April 30, 2008)
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#14 - E-Passports Less Reliable Than Traditional Passorts (November 30, 2006)
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#13 - Government Privacy Official: Out to Lunch When it Comes to Privacy (November 13, 2006)
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#12 - More Reports of Unlawful Intelligence Investigations (June 27, 2006)
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#11 - No-Bid Contracts Go to Vendors with Close Ties to Election Advisory Group (January 9, 2006)
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#10 - "Recent Changes" Allow FBI to "Bypass" Oversight Office (December 15, 2005)
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#9 - Possible Patriot Act Abuses Released by FBI (October 24, 2005)
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#8 - Travelers Continue to Struggle with Watch List Errors (September 27, 2005)
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#7 - US-VISIT Fingerprint Mismatches = Watch List Hits (June 22, 2005)
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#6 - Election Agency Proposes Secret Voting Standards (June 14, 2005)
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#5 - DC Metro Tracks Travelers (May 16, 2005)
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#4 - Just Say "9/11" to Obtain Social Security Information (April 26, 2005)
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#3 - Diebold Misled State Voting Officials (April 18, 2005)
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#2 - Choicepoint's No-Privacy Deal with the FBI (March 24, 2005)
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#1 - Choicepoint Told the FBI It Could Identify Legitimate Businesses (March 16, 2005)
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