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EPIC Alert - Volume 16 (2009)

EPIC Alert 16.01 (January 28, 2009)

  1. EPIC, Civil Society Celebrate International Privacy Day
  2. Supreme Court Permits Arrest Based on Police Database Error - EPIC Amicus Brief Cited in Dissent
  3. EPIC, Experts Urge Supreme Court: Protect Anonymity & Pseudonymity
  4. Homeland Security Promotes Employment Verification System - EPIC Pursues Open Government Request
  5. Data Breaches on Rise in the US
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Blown to Bits"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.02 (February 10, 2009)

  1. Medical Privacy Moves Forward in Congress
  2. Civil Society Launches Campaign for Privacy Convention
  3. National Academies Report Calls for New Approach to Medical Privacy
  4. President Obama Promotes Open Government
  5. Report - Google Latitude Poses Significant Privacy Risks
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Dark Side"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.03 (February 23, 2009)

  1. Facebook Reverses Terms of Service on Eve of EPIC Complaint
  2. Federal Court Upholds Opt-In Privacy Rule for Telephone Services
  3. Trade Commission Issues Guidelines for Behavioral Advertising
  4. Homeland Security Appoints New Chief Privacy Officer
  5. Final Medical Privacy Rules Adopted in Congress
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "In Confidence"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.04 (March 10, 2009)

  1. Justice Department Releases Domestic Surveillance Documents
  2. EPIC Urges Court to Require Disclosure of Warrantless Wiretap Memos
  3. Facebook Announces Governing Principles, Rights & Responsibilities
  4. Trade Commission Issues Report on Identity Theft
  5. DHS Secretary Proposes Expansion of Domestic Surveillance Programs
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "In Search of Jefferson's Moose"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.05 (March 17, 2009)

  1. President Obama's Open Government Initiative
  2. EPIC's Freedom of Information Highlights
  3. Sunshine Week 2009 Survey Finds Important Data Unavailable
  4. Funding Enables Office of Government Information Services
  5. FBI Records Lowest Performance for FOIA Performance
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "2008 FOIA Manual"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.06 (April 1, 2009)

  1. EPIC Petitions FTC to Investigate Google, Cloud Computing Services
  2. Attorney General Issues New FOIA Guidelines
  3. OECD Welcomes Establishment of CSISAC
  4. Trade Commission Chairman Releases Annual Report
  5. European Parliament Approves Report on Internet Freedoms
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Googling Security"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.07 (April 13, 2009)

  1. Whole-Body Imaging Set to Replace Metal Detectors at Airports
  2. EU Commissioner Wants Consumer Rights to Adapt to Technology
  3. US Trade Representative Office Releases ACTA Information
  4. Five Country Study Finds Diminished Protection for Anonymity
  5. Justice Department Publishes Annual Report on Internet Crime
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Online Identity Theft"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.08 (April 28, 2009)

  1. EPIC Urges Massachusetts High Court to Protect Driver Privacy
  2. EPIC Testifies Before Congress on Internet Privacy
  3. Facebook Improves Privacy Safeguards
  4. Supreme Court Hears Case on Strip-Search of Young Student
  5. Federal Agency Proposes Medical Records Breach Rule
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.09 (May 15, 2009)

  1. "Identity Theft Law Applies Only to Intentional Impersonation"
  2. FOIA Documents Sought on Government Social Networking Agreements
  3. EPIC Urges Greater Accountability for Network Surveillance
  4. EPIC Testifies Before Congress on Data Breach Bill, Urges Changes
  5. Report Find Failure and Delay in Watchlist Name Removal
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.10 (May 26, 2009)

  1. Campaign Underway to Stop Digital Strip Search of Passengers
  2. FBI's Use of FISA Increasing
  3. Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group to the UN IGF Meet in Geneva
  4. White House Seeks User Comments on Government Transparency
  5. European Commission Sets Out RFID Privacy Guidelines
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Moyers on Democracy"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.11 (June 8, 2009)

  1. House Approves Bill Limiting Whole-Body Imaging at Airports
  2. Administration Backs State Privacy Laws Against Challenge
  3. EPIC Submits Comments on Health Breach Notification to the FTC
  4. EPIC Urges Protections for Government Use of Social Media, Endorses Better Approaches on Transparency
  5. CFP Wrap-Up in Washington
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Lessons From the Identity Trail"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.12 (June 22, 2009)

  1. EPIC Testifies Before Congress on Identity Theft
  2. EPIC Announces 2009 Champion of Freedoms Winners
  3. Sotomayor Nomination Hearings to Begin July 13
  4. EPIC Submits Comments to FCC on US Broadband Infrastructure
  5. Privacy Legislation Moves Forward in Congress
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Schneier on Security"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.13 (July 2, 2009)

  1. "Strip-Search of Teenager Violated Constitutional Right"
  2. Airport Security Program Shuts Down, Congress Seeks Answers
  3. Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Privacy
  4. Facebook to Change User Privacy Settings
  5. Open Government Update
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Broken Window"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.14 (July 21, 2009)

  1. Justice Department Open Antitrust Inquiry in Google Book Deal
  2. Nomination Hearings for Judge Sotomayor
  3. Inspector Generals Issue Report on President's Surveillance Program
  4. Canadian Commissioner Holds that Facebook Must Strengthen Privacy
  5. Global Privacy Standards in a Global World
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.15 (August 12, 2009)

  1. EPIC Urges Administration to Maintain Cookie Ban, Uphold Privacy
  2. Judge Sotomayor Sworned-In as Supreme Court Justice
  3. Data Privacy Legislation Introduced in Congress
  4. Senate Considers National Identification Systems
  5. EPIC Pursues Open Government Requests
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Privacy Protection and Minority Rights"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.16 (August 28, 2009)

  1. EPIC Forces Disclosure of Government Contracts with Social Media Companies, Privacy Terms Missing
  2. FTC Issues Final Breach Notification Rule for Medical Data
  3. Privacy Compliance for Facebook, Some Changes Made
  4. DHS Proposes to Rescind SSN No-Match Rule
  5. Court Enjoins Transfer of "Clear" Data
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "OECD Communications Outlook 2009"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.17 (September 15, 2009)

  1. EPIC's Privacy Report Card on the Administration Gives Mixed Grades
  2. EPIC Moves to Intervene in Google Book Settlement
  3. DHS Okays Suspicion-less Seizure of Laptops
  4. White House Announces New Transparency Policy for Visitor Logs
  5. Congress and Advocates Call for Safeguards in Online Advertising
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Second Bill of Rights"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.18 (September 25, 2009)

  1. EPIC's EPIC Renews Calls for Release of Bush Warrantless Wiretap Memos
  2. MA Supreme Court Requires Warrant for GPS Tracking
  3. EPIC Pursues Accountability at Homeland Security Office
  4. EPIC Urges Appeals Court to Protect Prescription Data
  5. Cloud Computing Initiative Lacks Privacy Umbrella
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Test of Our Times"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.19 (October 8, 2009)

  1. Department of Justice Limits Use of State Secrets Privilege
  2. EPIC to FTC: "Parental Control" Software Firms Gather Data on Kids
  3. Data Breach Bill Advances in House
  4. ICANN Issues Affirmation of Commitment, Seeks Comments on WHOIS
  5. Future of Registered Traveler, Clear Data Unclear
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Three Felonies a Day"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.20 (October 23, 2009)

  1. EPIC Urges Court to Protect Speech of Privacy Advocate
  2. Agency Seeks Comments on Definition of Personal Data
  3. EPIC Recommends Safeguards for Voting Systems
  4. Privacy Groups Say Homeland Security Privacy Office Failing
  5. Privacy Groups Urge Google Books Judge to Protect User Privacy
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Delete"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.21 (November 9, 2009)

  1. EPIC Urges Court to Protect Privacy Rights in Facebook Case
  2. Study Finds Privacy of Nation's School Children At Risk
  3. Public Voice Hosts Madrid Civil Society Conference
  4. Civil Society Groups Issue Privacy Declaration in Madrid
  5. EPIC Audits First Public Election to use Scantagrity Voting System
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Privacy by Design"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.22 (November 23, 2009)

  1. Internet Governance Forum Meets in Egypt
  2. EPIC Urges Smart Grid Privacy
  3. EPIC Sues Department of Homeland Security over Imaging Technology
  4. European and United States Officials Examine Cross Border Privacy
  5. Revised Google Books Settlement Released
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Protectors of Privacy"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.23 (December 3, 2009)

  1. EPIC Files Appeal for NSA Network Surveillance Policy
  2. EPIC Files Lawsuit Regarding Passport Record Breaches
  3. EPIC, Coalition, and Experts Champion Privacy for Smart Grid Data
  4. European Countries Approve Sweeping Communications, Privacy Reform
  5. EPIC Complaint Prompts Defense Department to Drop Spyware Product
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Googled: The End of the World As We Know It"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 16.24 (December 18, 2009)

  1. EPIC Files Facebook Privacy Complaint with Trade Commission
  2. EPIC Files Suit Against DOJ About Whole Body Imaging Documents
  3. EPIC Supports Privacy Safeguards for Genetic Information
  4. Google Expands Control of Internet Architecture
  5. Supreme Court Grants Cert in Workplace Privacy Case
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Change of State: Information, Policy, and Power"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Year In Review 2009 (December 30, 2009)

Top Privacy Stories 2009
  1. Data Breaches and ID Theft on the Rise
  2. Supreme Court Strikes Down Strip Searches, Enhanced Penalties for Identity Proxies
  3. White House Visitors Now Public Information
  4. Facebook: Sharing is Caring
  5. Tiger's Texting
  6. Biometric Company Goes Bankrupt. Fingerprints for Sale?
  7. Behavioral Tracking
  8. Europe Updates Communications Privacy Law
  9. Medical Privacy Victories in Congress and the Courts
  10. Octomom Privacy Breach
Top Privacy Issues to Watch in 2010
  1. Cloud Computing
  2. Smartgrid: Will Your Power Meter be Spying on You?
  3. Federal Trade Commission and Privacy
  4. Data Breach Legislation
  5. Invasion of the Body Scanners
  6. Biometric Identification
  7. Electronic Privacy at the Supreme Court
  8. Google Books and Reader Privacy
  9. De-identification Techniques
  10. Global Privacy Standards