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Data minimization is the key to a meaningful privacy law

This is the sixth blog post in EPIC’s series on Data Minimization. We have previously discussed data minimization as a framework to curb harmful commercial surveillance practices, harms that stem from out of context secondary data uses, data minimization as a pillar of data security, data minimization as a tool to protect health data privacy, and data minimization as a way to regulate surveillance advertising. This post discusses existing data minimization rules in state and federal laws. 

May 9, 2024 Kara Williams, EPIC Law Fellow and Caitriona Fitzgerald, EPIC Deputy Director
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IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2024

EPIC Deputy Director Caitriona Fitzgerald will be speaking at IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit 2024 on April 3rd.

3 Apr. 12:45 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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