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EPIC Alert - Volume 15 (2008)

EPIC Alert 15.01 (January 11, 2008)

  1. Supreme Court Hears Voter ID Case
  2. Privacy International, EPIC Publish "State of Privacy" Survey
  3. President Bush Signs into Law OPEN Government Act
  4. Commission Allows Google-DoubleClick Merger Without Conditions
  5. EPIC Testifies on Data Breach Legislation
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Nation of Secrets"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.02 (January 23, 2008)

  1. EPIC Urges European Parliament to Act on Google-DoubleClick Merger
  2. EPIC Proposes Privacy Conditions for Video Surveillance
  3. Consumer Privacy Coalition Files FTC Complaint Against Ask.com
  4. National Identification Plan Announced
  5. Federal Appellate Court Hears Case on Prescription Data and Privacy
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Legacy of Ashes"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.03 (February 8, 2008)

  1. EPIC Urges Court to Assess Government Secrecy Claims in FOIA Case
  2. EPIC, Privacy Groups Renew Call for Investigation of Ask Eraser
  3. Microsoft Proposes $44.6 Billion Acquisition of Yahoo, Inc.
  4. Homeland Security Agency Releases Overdue Privacy Report
  5. Security Experts Warn of Dangers From Expansion of Wiretap Powers
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Privacy at Risk"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.04 (February 22, 2008)

  1. US Supreme Court To Review Decision on Faulty Arrest
  2. House Rejects President's Warrantless Surveillance Program
  3. EPIC Seeks Documents on Jones Day's Role in Google-Doubleclick Merger
  4. EPIC Seeks Documents on Limiting the Accountability of Fusion Centers
  5. Health Bill Introduced To Protect Patient Privacy
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Open Target"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.05 (March 7, 2008)

  1. Right to Information Initiatives Move Forward
  2. Data Broker Merger Threatens Privacy
  3. German Court Limits Cyber-Spying
  4. Medical Records To Go Online, Privacy Risks for Patients
  5. EC Opens Public Consultation on RFID Recommendations
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Searching Eyes"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.06 (March 21, 2008)

  1. House Passes Wiretap Bill, Rejects Telecom Immunity
  2. EPIC Sues FTC for Merger Review Documents
  3. EC Approves Google-Doubleclick Merger; European Privacy Laws Apply
  4. EPIC Testifies Before the DC Council on Spam Legislation
  5. EPIC Urges the FTC to Shut Down, Investigate Stalker Spyware
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Privacy in Peril"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.07 (April 4, 2008)

  1. Court Allows Privacy Act Lawsuit Against TSA to Continue
  2. EPIC Sues Virginia State Police for Documents Regarding Secrecy Bill
  3. Clinton, McCain, Obama Passport Privacy Breached
  4. DHS Hits Roadblocks In Demanding Implementation of REAL ID
  5. EPIC Urges Strong Accuracy Requirements for Worker ID System
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Commission"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.08 (April 17, 2008)

  1. Documents Reveal Federal Role In Fusion Center Secrecy
  2. European Privacy Officials: Privacy Rules Apply to Search Engines
  3. EPIC Urges Senate Committee to Press FTC on Consumer Privacy and FOIA
  4. EPIC Urges Strong Consumer Protections in RFID Bill in New Hampshire
  5. TACD Issues Charter for Consumer Rights in the Digital World
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Federal Dataveillance"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.09 (May 1, 2008)

  1. U.S. Senate Approves Genetic Privacy Legislation
  2. Privacy Officials Recommend Social Networking Privacy Safeguards
  3. EPIC Makes Final Arguments in Virginia Fusion Center Lawsuit
  4. EPIC Testifies on New Voting Guidelines
  5. Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Law
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: The Future of the Internet -- And How to Stop It
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.10 (May 15, 2008)

  1. EPIC, Groups Urge Supreme Court: Uphold Accuracy In Police Databases
  2. EPIC Supports Opt-In for Telephone Services
  3. .ORG to Pursue DNS Security Standard
  4. EPIC Report: REAL ID Implementation: Few Benefits, Staggering Costs
  5. EPIC Prevails in Virginia Fusion Center FOIA Case
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Guiding Life's Dark Secrets
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.11 (May 30, 2008)

  1. Congressman Barton Urges Scrutiny of Google's Privacy Practices
  2. Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference Explores Technology Policy
  3. Telecom Immunity 'Compromise' Under Consideration in Congress
  4. Senate Investigates Role of US Firms in China
  5. Congressmembers Call on Charter Cable to Halt Net Snooping Plan
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Privacy Journal Survey of State and Federal Laws
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.12 (June 13, 2008)

  1. EPIC Urges Senate to Crack Down on Spyware
  2. Privacy Groups "Google.com Should Link to a Privacy Policy"
  3. Canadian Law Students File Privacy Complaint Against Facebook
  4. Coalition of Privacy Advocates Urges Privacy in E-Prescribing
  5. EPIC Urges DC Council to Suspend Video Surveillance Program
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Zero Day Threat
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.13 (June 27, 2008)

  1. OECD and Korea Host Ministerial Conference on Future of the Internet
  2. Civil Society Seoul Declaration Sets Out Broad Policy Framework
  3. FCC: Do-Not-Call List is Permanent
  4. Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Freedom of Information Requests
  5. Under Pressure, Charter Cable Drops Internet Snooping Plan
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: NAACP v. Alabama, Privacy and Data Protection
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.14 (July 11, 2008)

  1. EPIC Obtains Settlement with FTC Regarding Google Merger Review
  2. EPIC Testifies in Senate on Passport Record Privacy
  3. Google's Data Retention Policy Permits Release of Users' History
  4. Senate Capitulates, Warrantless Wiretapping Law Enacted
  5. Patient Privacy Toolkit Helps Citizens Protect Their Medical Records
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Understanding Privacy by Daniel Solove
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.15 (July 25, 2008)

  1. Court Rules that Data Breach Violates Fundamental Human Rights
  2. Federal Court Strikes Down Internet Censorship Law, Again
  3. Google Complies with California Privacy Policy Law After 30 Days
  4. First European Privacy Seal Awarded to Search Engine Ixquick
  5. DNS Security Standard Implemented into .org Domain
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Distracted"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.16 (August 8, 2008)

  1. China to Spy on and Censor Olympic Visitors' Internet Activity
  2. President Consolidates Surveillance Authority
  3. FTC Approves Data Breach Settlements, Without Monetary Penalties
  4. Registered Traveler Program Halted After Data Breach
  5. Congressional Leaders Address Corporate Behavioral Profiling
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Batman: The Dark Knight"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.17 (August 25, 2008)

  1. Watch List Decisions Are Subject to Court Review
  2. EPIC Demands Accuracy for Employment Eligibility Database
  3. Privacy 08 Campaign Underway
  4. APEC Data Privacy Group Meets in Lima, Peru
  5. ACTION ITEM: Signon - Civil Society Seoul Declaration
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Born Digital"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.18 (September 12, 2008)

  1. Presidential Candidate Speaks at Privacy '08 Event in Washington
  2. EPIC Testifies in Congress on Watchlist Errors
  3. Federal Appeals Court Hears Telephone Privacy Case
  4. EPIC Speaks in Brussels on Internet Privacy
  5. Google Browser Faces Privacy Criticisms
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Stolen Lives"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.19 (September 26, 2008)

  1. Privacy '08 - Presidential Debates
  2. EPIC Supports International Right to Know Day
  3. EPIC Urges FTC to Establish Privacy Safeguards for RFID Tags
  4. Senate Begins Hearings on FBI Attorney General Guidelines
  5. Privacy at the Internet Governance Forum Consultation
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: 2008 FOIA Manual Now Available
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.20 (October 10, 2008)

  1. Academies Urge Comprehensive

    Review of Counterterrorism Programs

  2. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Police Database Errors Case
  3. Justice Department issues New Surveillance guidelines
  4. China spies on Skype users
  5. Schneier, Friedman Speak at Press Club on Privacy
  6. October 11 - Freedom Not Fear
  7. News in Brief
  8. EPIC Bookstore: "Playing the Identity Card"
  9. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.21 (October 24, 2008)

  1. EPIC Launches E-Deceptive Campaign Practices Report
  2. Supreme Court to hear ID Theft Case
  3. Protecting Privacy in a Borderless World
  4. Privacy Commissioners Call for International Privacy Standard
  5. DHS Clears Secure Flight Although Watchlist Questions Remain
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Shadow Factory"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.22 (November 11, 2008)

  1. Privacy '08: Election of Barack Obama to Be the 44th President
  2. In EPIC lawsuit, Federal Judge to Review Warrantless Wiretap Memos
  3. Federal Regulators Delay Implementation of Final Rules on ID Theft
  4. United States Supreme Court agrees to hear DNA case
  5. Google, Yahoo Drop Deal After Antitrust Review
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Supreme Court"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.23 (November 20, 2008)

  1. Court Upholds New Hampshire Prescription Privacy Law
  2. EPIC Complaint Leads to Halt of Stalker Spyware Distribution
  3. Google Flu Trends Raises Privacy Concerns
  4. Massachusetts to Adopt Data Privacy Regulations
  5. Civil Society Participation at the OECD
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Protectors of Privacy"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.24 (December 8, 2008)

  1. Senator Leahy Presses Justice Department on Telephone Privacy
  2. EPIC Urges Disclosure of Google Flu Trends Information
  3. EPIC Writes to NPR to drop E-verify Promotion, Urges DHS Disclosure
  4. EPIC Pursues Disclosure of FBI Surveillance Guidelines
  5. House Committee Host Day Long Discussion on the Transition of DHS
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Online Panopticon"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 15.25 (December 23, 2008)

  1. Privacy Coalition Members Write to President-elect Obama
  2. India Hosts Third Internet Governance Forum
  3. Government Issues Final Rules in Education Records Privacy
  4. Privacy, Security and Openness at the Internet Governance Forum
  5. DHS Releases Fusion Center Privacy Impact Assessment
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Privacy Advocates"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events