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EPIC Alert - Volume 14 (2007)

Special EPIC Alert (January 4, 2007)

Special EPIC Alert: 2006 Privacy Year in Review

EPIC Alert 14.01 (January 12, 2007)

  1. House Passes Homeland Security Bill
  2. Pentagon to Restrict Data Used in Teen Recruiting
  3. ICANN Seeks Public Comment on Whois Privacy
  4. EPIC Urges State Dept. to Drop Plan for Flawed ID System
  5. Privacy Office: Secure Flight Violated Federal Privacy Law
  6. Bush 'Signing Statement' May Allow Warrantless Search of Mail
  7. News in Brief
  8. EPIC Bookstore: Encyclopedia of Privacy
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.02 (January 24, 2007)

  1. EPIC Urges Accountability and Privacy for Identity Theft Prevention
  2. Genetic Privacy Bill Introduced
  3. White House Backs Off Warrantless Surveillance Program
  4. DHS's Proposed Traveler Redress Program Does Not Help Passengers
  5. Australia Hosts APEC Meetings
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Digital Destiny
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.03 (February 9, 2007)

  1. Personal Data Privacy and Security Act Of 2007 Introduced
  2. Homeland Security Budget Request Includes Eight Percent Increase
  3. Maine Rejects Real ID, Other States to Follow
  4. White House to Release Documents Detailing Secret Spy Program
  5. Florida Governor Proposes and End to Paperless Touch Screen Voting
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Proskauer on Privacy
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.04 (February 23, 2007)

  1. EPIC Warns Maryland Senate of REAL ID's Security Risks
  2. Voting Reports: Accessibility, Identification and Voter Turnout
  3. EPIC Urges Privacy and Security Safeguards for Traveler Program
  4. New Privacy Bills Introduced
  5. EU Countries Begin Looking at Data Retention Proposals
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Identity Crisis
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.05 (March 9, 2007)

  1. After Long Delay, Regulations Issued for Flawed National ID Plan
  2. EPIC Testifies in Congress on Caller ID Spoofing
  3. Homeland Security Abandons Visitor Tagging Plan Criticized by EPIC
  4. FTC Report on Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
  5. State Department Issues Annual Human Rights Report
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Who Controls the Internet?
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.06 (March 22, 2007)

  1. Inspector General Discloses National Security Letter Misuse
  2. EPIC Testifies in Congress on Combatting Pretexting
  3. ICANN Committee Endorses Privacy Safeguards for WHOIS Data
  4. EPIC Appears Before Homeland Security Committee on REAL ID
  5. EPIC Opposes New ID Requirements for Voters
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: The Hidden Face of Technology
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.07 (April 5, 2007)

  1. New Privacy Safeguards for Telephone Customers
  2. EPIC Speaks Before European Parliament on Transatlantic Privacy
  3. EPIC Recommends Against Use of Universal Identifiers
  4. FBI Director Testifies on National Security Letter Misuse
  5. UK Report: You Can Have Security and Privacy
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Cybercrime
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.08 (April 20, 2007)

  1. EPIC Files Federal Trade Commission Complaint
  2. Justice Department Proposes Vast Expansion of Domestic Surveillance
  3. EPIC Brief Seeks to Protect Domestic Violence Victims
  4. Attorney General Testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee
  5. Pew Reports on Teens' Online Activity
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: A Crowd of One
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.09 (May 3, 2007)

  1. More Than 50 Groups, 75 Blogs Join Campaign to Stop REAL ID
  2. EPIC Recommends Strong Privacy Safeguards for Breach Investigations
  3. Google Shareholder Group Urges Data Retention Policy Disclosure
  4. Privacy Board Releases Report, Privacy Act Missing in Action
  5. Spotlight: SAVE System Has 11-Year Record of Unreliability
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Illusions of Security "
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.10 (May 18, 2007)

  1. White House Privacy Board Under Fire for Weak Review of Programs
  2. 2006 Wiretap & FISA Reports Released: No Applications Denied
  3. New York Agency Endorses EPIC's Google/DoubleClick Complaint
  4. More Than 12,000 Comments Submitted on REAL ID Draft Regulations
  5. Data Security Bills Advance in Senate Committees
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Unbinding"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.11 (May 31, 2007)

  1. Filing Reveals Google Subject to "Second Request"
  2. European Privacy Agency Opens Investigation Into Google
  3. Congress to Hold Hearing on Employment Verification System
  4. EPIC Urges Release of NSA Surveillance Program Documents
  5. Last Public Meeting on Draft 2007 E-Voting Standards
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Understanding Surveillance Technologies"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.12 (June 14, 2007)

  1. Commission Adopts Rule on Phone Record Privacy
  2. House Passes Law on Caller ID Spoofing
  3. EPIC Testifies on Worker ID Systems
  4. Privacy Groups File Amended Google/DoubleClick Merger Complaint
  5. Trade Commission Adopts Rule on Security Breaches
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "European Data Protection Law"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.13 (June 26, 2007)

  1. Senate Subpoenas Domestic Surveillance Documents
  2. EPIC Urges Limitations on Social Security Number Use
  3. EPIC Testifies on Caller ID Spoofing
  4. FBI Guidelines Made Public
  5. Court Finds Email Private, Enjoys Fourth Amendment Protection
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Privacy and Technologies of Identity"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.14 (July 13, 2007)

  1. EU and US Reach Agreements on Data Sharing
  2. EPIC Comments on New Phone Customer Privacy Rules
  3. EU Commission Opens Inquiry into Google-DoubleClick Merger
  4. Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge to Warantless Surveillance Program
  5. EPIC Among Groups Discussing National Security Letters With FBI
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.15 (July 27, 2007)

  1. Privacy Groups Object to US Military Database of Iraqis
  2. EPIC Urges Senate Committee to Repeal National Security Letters
  3. OECD Online Public Consultation for Upcoming Ministerial
  4. Department of Health Proposes New Records System
  5. Medical Privacy Bill Introduced in Senate
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Privacy on the Line"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.16 (August 10, 2007)

  1. Congress Enacts Sweeping Changes to Federal Wiretap Laws
  2. New Law Strengthens Privacy Oversight
  3. Canadian Group Urges Investigation of Google-DoubleClick Merger
  4. Homeland Security Revamps Traveler Profiling Programs
  5. Senate Passes Leahy-Cornyn Open Government Bill
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Complete Guide to Security and Privacy Metrics"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.17 (August 24, 2007)

  1. EPIC Urges Court to Consider Privacy Interest in De-Identified Data
  2. Iraq Database a Potential "Hit List," Acknowledges Program Officer
  3. Spy Chief Opens Up On Surveillance
  4. Pentagon to End Threat Database
  5. Electronic Voting System Identifies Voters
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Information Security and Privacy"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.18 (September 7, 2007)

  1. EPIC v. DOJ: Court Rejects Secrecy Claims in FOIA Case
  2. EPIC Recommends Suspension of Secret Traveler Profiling Program
  3. DHS Changes Name, But Problems Remain for U.S. Workers
  4. OECD Launches Participative Web Tools
  5. Virginia Tech Report Released
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Search"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.19 (September 20, 2007)

  1. Privacy Groups File Additional Papers in Google-DoubleClick Merger
  2. International Privacy Commissioners Conference Next Week
  3. Court Strikes Down PATRIOT Act Provision
  4. DHS Privacy Advisory Panel Holds Hearing on Fusion Center
  5. Voting: Photo ID, New Standards, and Election Reform Update
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Terror Presidency"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.20 (October 6, 2007)

  1. EPIC to Senate: Impose Privacy Standards in Proposed Google Deal
  2. Release of Privacy and Human Rights Report
  3. Challenge to Indiana Voter ID Requirement Reaches Supreme Court
  4. EPIC Spotlight: Secure Flight Should Remain Grounded
  5. Congress to Investigate Warrantless Surveillance
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Presidency, Privacy, and Domestic Surveillance"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.21 (October 19, 2007)

  1. House, Senate Mired in Surveillance Reform
  2. EPIC, Domestic Violence Groups, Propose DC Court Records Privacy
  3. Court Blocks Government Rule on Employment Eligibility Verification
  4. French Protest DNA Database Law
  5. Security Experts Report on Hazards of New Surveillance Architecture
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Future of Reputation"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.22 (October 31, 2007)

  1. EPIC Calls for Whois Privacy
  2. Groups Urge Zero Funding for REAL ID System
  3. EPIC Urges Congress to Monitor Google-DoubleClick Review
  4. Senate Committees Consider FISA Reform, Immunity
  5. Numbers Will Not Be Dropped From Do Not Call Registry
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Privacy Law and Society"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.23 (November 16, 2007)

  1. EPIC, Experts Urge Supreme Court to Reject Voter Photo ID Law
  2. EU Opens In-Depth Investigation of Google-DoubleClick Merger
  3. DHS To Hold Town Hall on Video Surveillance Systems
  4. US Government Releases Information Sharing Privacy Principles
  5. Miller Center Hosts National Debate on Security and Privacy
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Whispering Wires"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.24 (November 28, 2007)

  1. UK Government Reveals Largest Data Breach in UK History
  2. EPIC Publishes 'Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws'
  3. US Homeland Security Backs Off No Match Plan
  4. Senators Urge Privacy Review of Proposed Google-DoubleClick Deal
  5. House, Key Senate Committee Reject Telecommunications Immunity
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Generation Digital"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 14.25 (December 14, 2007)

  1. Recusal of FTC Chairman Sought in Google-DoubleClick Case
  2. Facebook Adopts Some Privacy Measures, Promises Not to Retain Data
  3. FISA Debate Continues as Secret Court Refuses to Reveal Opinions
  4. Ask Eraser Privacy Feature Flawed
  5. Homeland Security to Require 10 Fingerprints from U.S. Visitors
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Holiday Shopping Guide
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events