D.C. Circuit to Hear Arguments in EPIC Voter Privacy Case Concerning Presidential Commission

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear arguments next week in EPIC’s case against the Presidential Election Commission concerning the unlawful collection of state voter data. EPIC filed suit to halt the Commission’s collection of state voter data and to compel the Commission to conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment required by law. EPIC’s initial filing led the Commission to suspend the collection of voter data, discontinue the use of an unsafe computer server, and delete the state voter data that was unlawfully obtained. Many states have opposed the Commission’s efforts to obtain state voter data. More than 150 members of Congress have urged the Commission to end the collection of voter data. The Government Accountability Office has opened an investigation to determine whether the Commission has engaged in unlawful action. And one Member of the Commission recently filed suit against the Commission. Arguments in EPIC v. Commission are set for next Tuesday, November 21 at 9:30 a.m. and will be streamed live through the D.C. Circuit’s website.

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