Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Summary: What Does Biden’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence Actually Say? 

    Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration issued its Executive Order on AI: “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence.” The EO emphasizes the need for regulation of high-risk AI and—critically—recognizes the link between privacy and AI. The order promises federal support for the development and use of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) and requires agencies to evaluate how they use commercially available information containing personally identifiable information, including data obtained from data brokers. In announcing the order, President Biden also called on Congress to pass bipartisan data privacy legislation.

    • AI in the Criminal Justice System

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Analysis

  • EPIC Recommends Focusing on Harms and Regulation in National AI Strategy

    EPIC called on the administration "to center risks, rights, and responsibilities in its approach to AI rather than prioritizing aggressive adoption of automated decision-making technologies."

    • AI in the Criminal Justice System

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Government AI Use

    • Screening & Scoring

    • Updates

  • EPIC Comments to White House OSTP on Automated Worker Surveillance

    Comments from EPIC to the Office of Science and Technology Policy providing resources on automated worker surveillance

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Data Protection

    • Screening & Scoring

    • Workplace Privacy

    • Comments

  • EPIC Cautions OSTP on Data Transfers, Urges Differential Privacy

    On March 30, EPIC submitted comments to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recommending several resources that might assist OSTP in fulfilling the aims of the "Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety" Executive Order.

    • Access to Information

    • AI in the Criminal Justice System

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Fourth Amendment

    • Freedom of Information Act

    • Government Databases

    • Open Government

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Privacy in Public

    • Privacy Laws

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • Comments of EPIC to OSTP on Criminal Justice Statistics Request for Information

    EPIC's comments to OSTP in the form of a reading list of relevant work by EPIC and other organizations describing how law enforcement agencies regularly violate open records law, eschew transparency, and misuse data and statistics in ways that perpetuate harm

    • AI in the Criminal Justice System

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Fourth Amendment

    • Freedom of Information Act

    • Government Databases

    • Open Government

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Privacy Laws

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • APA Comments

  • EPIC Urges OSTP to Prioritize Privacy-Protective Digital Currency Research

    In comments to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), EPIC urged the agency to prioritize research and development of a token-based intermediated Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), fully anonymous digital cash, and anonymous credentials.

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Brokers

    • Data Protection

    • Updates

  • Comments of EPIC to OSTP on Digital Assets Request for Information

    EPIC's comments to the White House OSTP advocating for research into a token-based intermediated central bank digital currency, fully anonymous digital cash, and fully anonymous credentials.

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Brokers

    • Data Protection

    • Government Records & Privacy

    • Comments

  • EPIC Urges OSTP to Prioritize Differential Privacy

    • Census Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Government Records & Privacy

    • Updates

  • EPIC Comments to OSTP on Advancing Differential Privacy

    • Census Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Government Records & Privacy

    • APA Comments