• June 5 Champions of Freedom Dinner

    EPIC's 2017 Champions of Freedom Dinner

    EPIC's 2017 Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner will take place on June 5, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. EPIC will honor Carrie Goldberg, Garry Kasparov, and Judge Patricia Wald.

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  • June 5 Champions of Freedom Dinner

    EPIC's 2017 Champions of Freedom Dinner

    EPIC's 2017 Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner will take place on June 5, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. EPIC will honor NY lawyer Carrie Goldberg, who focuses on Internet privacy and abuse, domestic violence, and sexual consent.

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  • June 5 Champions of Freedom Dinner

    EPIC's 2017 Champions of Freedom Dinner

    EPIC's 2017 Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner will take place on June 5, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. EPIC will honor Russian pro-democracy leader, global human-rights activist, business speaker and author, and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov.

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  • June 5 Champions of Freedom Dinner

    EPIC's 2017 Champions of Freedom Dinner

    EPIC's 2017 Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner will take place on June 5, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. EPIC will honor former DC Circuit Chief Justice and Privacy and Civil Liberties Board member Judge Patricia Wald.

    Register now »

  • June 5 Champions of Freedom Dinner

    EPIC's 2017 Champions of Freedom Dinner

    EPIC's 2017 Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner will take place on June 5, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. EPIC will honor Carrie Goldberg, Garry Kasparov, and Judge Patricia Wald.

    Register now »

Top News

Senator Warner asks FTC to Take Action on Toys that Spy

Senator Mark Warner has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission expressing his concern about connected toys that spy on children. "I worry that protections for children are not keeping pace with consumer and technology trends shaping the market for these products," Senator Warner said in the letter. Senator Warner asked FTC Acting Chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen to respond to several questions, including whether the FTC has "taken any action with respect to 'My Friend Cayla' or other products manufactured by Genesis Toys." EPIC filed a complaint with the FTC in December, 2016, alleging that toys My Friend Cayla and i-Que Intelligent Robot violate federal privacy laws. The complaint spurred international efforts to ban the toys from the marketplace and a congressional investigation into the toy makers' data practices.


EPIC Tells Congress: Limit Use of Social Security Numbers

EPIC has sent a statement to the House Ways & Means Committee and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in advance of a hearing on "Protecting Americans' Identities: Examining Efforts to Limit the Use of Social Security Numbers." EPIC warned about the danger of SSN-related identity theft. "Given the growing risk of identity theft coupled to the SSN and the ease of alternative systems, there is simply no excuse for the use of SSNs in either the public or private sector," said EPIC. EPIC has long urged Congress and state legislators to limit use of the SSN.


EPIC to House Committee: IRS Must Release Trump Tax Records

In advance of an IRS Oversight hearing, EPIC has sent a statement to the House Appropriations Committee regarding EPIC v. IRS, the case in which EPIC is seeking release of President Trump's tax records. According to EPIC, "There has never been a more compelling FOIA request presented to the IRS." In the request to the IRS, EPIC explained that the IRS Commissioner may release tax returns to "correct misstatements of fact" and to ensure the "integrity and fairness" of the tax system. EPIC is currently pursuing several high level FOIA cases, including EPIC v. FBI and EPIC v. ODNI, to determine the scope of Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential election.


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EPIC v. ODNI: Seeking release of the Complete ODNI Assessment of the Russian interference with 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

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In re SuperValu: Whether Victims of Data Breaches Must Suffer Certainly Impending or Actual Concrete Harms (i.e., Damages) In Order to Sue

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EPIC provides expertise to shape strong privacy and open government laws at both the state and federal level.

Democracy and Cybersecurity

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EPIC has launched a new project on Democracy and Cybersecurity to address growing concerns about cyber attacks on democratic institutions.