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    Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions

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    EPIC's Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner 2015

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    EPIC v. FAA

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Top News

FTC Reaches Settlement with Customer Tracking Technology Firm Over Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with the firm Nomi, whose sensors recorded the physical location of customers in stores using their mobile devices' MAC addresses. Nomi's privacy policy stated that customers would be able to opt out of tracking, however, customers were not informed when they were being tracked. The settlement agreement will prohibit Nomi from deceiving consumers in their privacy policies. EPIC supports the use of privacy enhancing technologies to protect consumers from tracking, including the adoption of randomized MAC addresses that prevent persistent identification.


Senator McConnell Seeks Renewal of NSA Bulk Collection Program

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a bill that would extend the Patriot Act until 2020. Specifically, S. 1035 would renew the controversial Section 215 authorities for the NSA's telephone record collection program. The 215 authority is set to expire on June 1. EPIC urged the President and the Attorney General not to renew the 215 order after it became clear that the NSA routinely collected the telephone records of US citizens. EPIC previously petitioned the Supreme Court to suspend the program, arguing that the NSA program exceeded the section 215 legal authority.


Open Government Groups Oppose Cyber Security Bills

A broad coalition of organizations now oppose cybersecurity bills currently before Congress. The groups warn that the measures will increase monitoring of Internet users, increase government secrecy, and remove judicial oversight for government surveillance. Many have described the cyber security bills as "cyber surveillance" measures. Last year, EPIC won a five-year court battle against the NSA for NSPD 54-the foundational legal document for U.S. cybersecurity policies. The Directive reveals the NSA's interest in enlisting companies to monitor user activity in the United States.


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