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Success of FCC’s IoT Cyber Trust Mark Depends Upon Meaningful Standards, Transparency, and Accountability

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has the opportunity to boost consumer confidence in the cybersecurity of Internet of Things (IoT) products through its voluntary U.S. Cyber Trust Mark program (Trust Mark), but only if the standards are meaningful, the process for earning a label is transparent, and those who assign and receive the Trust Mark label are held accountable to meet those standards.

June 6, 2024
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EPIC 2024 Champions of Freedom Awards

The 2024 EPIC Champions of Freedom Awards ceremony and dinner will be held on Wednesday, September 25, from 7 PM – 10 PM at District Winery in Washington, D.C.

25 Sep. 7:00 PM EDT

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The State of Privacy: How State “Privacy” Laws Fail to Protect Privacy and What They Can Do Better

In this report, EPIC and U.S. PIRG Education Fund have come together to shed light on the alarming trend of poor state privacy laws, why these issues affect us all, and what we can do to change course.

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