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    EPIC's FISA stats were featured on this week's episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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    Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions

    EPIC's new book, Privacy in t he Modern Age: The Search for Solutions is an essential reference for policy makers and researchers, journalists and scholars, and others looking for answers to one of the biggest challenges of our modern day. The premise is clear: there’s a problem - let’s find a solution.

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    EPIC's Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner 2015

    Join EPIC on June 1, 2015 as we honor this year's Champions of Freedom.

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    EPIC v. FAA

    EPIC sued the Federal Aviation Administration for failing to establish privacy rules for commercial drones as mandated by Congress.

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    EPIC 2015

    EPIC is on the front lines of the major privacy and civil liberties debates. In 2015, EPIC has important work to do on algorithmic transparency, student privacy, and government surveillace, among many other issues. Please donate to EPIC today to help us continue this important work.

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    EPIC v. DHS. Not a Movie.

    EPIC is seeking documents about Homeland Security's plans for "pre-crime detection." Tom Cruise starred in a 2002 movie about "a special police unit that is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crime."

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    Algorithmic Transparency: Open the Code

    EPIC recently launched a project on algorithmic transparency, urging companies to show us the code that makes judgements about us.

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Top News

NGOs Urge European Commission to Uphold Privacy

EPIC has joined a coalition of over sixty NGOs from around the world in a letter to President Juncker of the European Commission, urging him to uphold robust data protection standards. The institutions of the European Union are currently negotiating the new General Data Protection Regulation. The European Commission previously promised that the Data Protection Regulation would be at least as strong as the 1995 Directive it replaces. In 2012, EPIC spoke before the European Parliament on "The Reform of the EU Data Protection Framework-Building Trust in a Digital and Global World."


NIST Seeks Comments on De-identification Report

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft report on "De-Identification of Personally Identifiable Information." The agency is requesting comments by May 15. The NIST report reviews de-identification techniques and research, including work by EPIC Advisory Board members Cynthia Dwork and Latanya Sweeney. Last year, in response to a similar request for comments, EPIC recommended Privacy Enhancing Technologies that "minimize or eliminate the collection of personally identifiable information." EPIC also expressed support for Fair Information Practices and the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.


"Eyes Over Washington:" EPIC Obtains Documents about Army Blimps in DC

As the result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, EPIC has obtained several thousand pages about the blimps deployed by the Army, just north of the nation's capital. The records document the use of "JLENS," as well as the Army's relationship with the contractor Raytheon, which has proposed a video surveillance capability. The Army has disputed the claim that JLENS has surveillance capability. EPIC has recently filed suit against the FAA for failure to establish privacy rules for commercial drones in the US.


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Our Work

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EPIC v. DOJ: Uncovering Government Surveillance Reports

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Riley v. California: Warrantless Search of a Cell Phone During an Arrest

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The Public Voice »

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EPIC recently launched a project on algorithmic transparency, urging companies to show us the code that makes judgements about us.