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EPIC Alert Volume 17

EPIC Alert 17.01 (January 15, 2010)

  1. Christmas Day Attack Prompts Renewed Debate about Body Scanners
  2. Documents Prove that Scanners Record, Store, and Transmit Images
  3. FTC Tells FCC that it is Pursuing EPIC's Cloud Computing Complaint
  4. EPIC Files Supplemental Complaint Regarding Facebook
  5. Google to Stop Filtering Search Results in China
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Media Ownership and Concentration in America"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.02 (January 29, 2010)

  1. EPIC Hosts 15th Annual Privacy Coalition Meeting
  2. Worldwide Celebration of International Privacy Day 2010
  3. Experts Urge U.S. to Ratify Privacy Convention
  4. European Union Rejects U.S. Demands on Body Scanners
  5. EPIC Continues to Fight for the Privacy Rights of Facebook Users
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Privacy in Context"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.03 (February 12, 2010)

  1. EPIC Files suit for NSA Surveillance Authority
  2. EPIC Seeks Records on Google/NSA Relationship
  3. European Parliament Rejects US Bank Data Deal
  4. FTC Sets Out Priorities, but Lacks Strategy for Privacy Protection
  5. Federal Budget Plan for FY 2011 Announced
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "You Are Not a Gadget"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.04 (February 25, 2010)

  1. EPIC Urges Court to Reject Google Books Settlement
  2. Lawsuit Alleges School Used Laptops to Spy on Students at Home
  3. EPIC Submits Statement on Location Privacy
  4. EPIC Urges FTC to Investigate Google Buzz
  5. EPIC Submits Statement to Congress on Google, NSA, Cybersecurity
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Peep Diaries"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.05 (March 11, 2010)

  1. EPIC Files Amicus Brief in Petitioner Privacy Case
  2. Supreme Court to Decide if there is Right to Informational Privacy
  3. Agency Calls for Further Analysis Before Deploying Imaging Machines
  4. EPIC Files Amended Complaint on Google Buzz
  5. White House Publishes Outline of Cyber Security Policies
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Watchers"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.06 (March 24, 2010)

  1. EPIC Urges Congress to Suspend Body Scanning Program
  2. EPIC Files Supreme Court Brief in Electronic Privacy Case
  3. EPIC Recommends Privacy Safeguards for Smart Grid Services
  4. Open Government Audit Finds Mixed Results for Obama Administration
  5. EPIC to FTC: Adopt Effective Privacy Safeguards
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Fatal System Error"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.07 (April 9, 2010)

  1. EPIC Files Opposition Motion in NSPD 54 Case
  2. Lawmakers Urge FTC to Investigate Google Buzz
  3. Opposition to Body Scanners Continues to Grow
  4. DHS Releases Privacy Study of Cybersecurity Project
  5. New Advisory Board Members Join EPIC
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Digital Privacy"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.08 (April 26, 2010)

  1. Broad Coalition Petitions DHS to Shut Down Body Scanners
  2. DHS Has 2000 Body Scanner Images, But Refuses to Disclose Them
  3. EPIC Demands Release of Classified Answers on Privacy and Internet
  4. No EU-US Agreement on Transfer of Financial Data or Body Scanners
  5. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Text Message Privacy Case
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Can They Do That?"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.09 (May 10, 2010)

  1. EPIC Urges Congress to Protect Children's Privacy Online
  2. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Petitioner Privacy
  3. Privacy Groups Warn FTC of Facebook's Unfair and Deceptive Acts
  4. In Amicus Brief, EPIC Urges Federal Court to Stop Wiretap Abuse
  5. Government Wiretaps Up 26% in 2009
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Insider"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.10 (May 21, 2010)

  1. Google Reveals that "Street View" Scarfed Wi-Fi Data
  2. Senate Unanimously Passes Faster FOIA Act of 2010
  3. EPIC Opposes Efforts to Limit the Privacy Act
  4. President Obama Nominates Elena Kagan for Supreme Court
  5. EPIC Urges New Jersey Supreme Court to Safeguard Privacy
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: Film Review: "Erasing David"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.11 (June 4, 2010)

  1. EPIC, Congress Urge Investigation of Google Street View
  2. TSA Responds to EPIC, Claims Body Scanners Okay
  3. Facebook makes privacy changes, Questions remain
  4. EPIC Honors 2010 Champions of Freedom
  5. Canadian Privacy Commissioner Launches Street View Investigation
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore:
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.12 (June 21, 2010)

  1. EPIC Recommends Consumer Privacy Protections for Smart Grid
  2. Privacy Commissioner Awards $500,000 to Advance Privacy Research
  3. Investigations of Google Street View Widen
  4. Supreme Court Finds Search of Employee's Text Messages "Reasonable"
  5. New Cybersecurity Legislation Introduced
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "The Facebook Effect"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.13 (July 2, 2010)

  1. EPIC Urges US Senate to Explore Kagan's Views on Privacy
  2. Federal Trade Commission Takes Action Against Twitter
  3. Supreme Court Permits Disclosure of Petitioner Signatures
  4. EPIC Urges Congress to Reform ECPA, Safeguard Locational Data
  5. EPIC Forces Disclosure of Report on Obama Passport Breach
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Bookstore: "Please Remove Your Shoes" (Documentary)
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.14 (July 22, 2010)

  1. EPIC Urges Court to Suspend DHS's Full Body Scanner Program
  2. EPIC Testifies Before Congress on Smartgrid Privacy
  3. EPIC Urges FTC to Strengthen Children's Privacy Rule
  4. EPIC Testifies in Congress on Cybersecurity
  5. EPIC Requests Records Regarding NSA's "Perfect Citizen" Program
  6. Privacy Polls Pose Problems for DHS and Facebook
  7. News in Brief
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.15 (July 30, 2010)

  1. DHS Announces Dramatic Expansion of Airport Body Scanner Program
  2. Court Finds in Favor of Privacy Activist
  3. EPIC Urges Congress to Protect Social Network Users
  4. State Attorneys General Press Google on Street View Scandal
  5. EPIC Obtains Medical Record Database Contract
  6. Personal Information of 100 Million Facebook Users Leaked Online
  7. News in Brief
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.16 (August 16, 2010)

  1. Feds Admit that Body Scanner Machines Store Photos
  2. EPIC submits amicus in NASA v. Nelson
  3. Maine Law on Prescription Privacy Upheld
  4. Elena Kagan Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice
  5. Federal Appeals Court Requires Warrant for GPS Tracking
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "Cyberwar"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.17 (August 31, 2010)

  1. Senators Question Full Body Scanners, Highlight Health Risks
  2. EPIC Launches Body Scanner Incident Report Page
  3. Facebook "Places" Embeds Privacy Risks
  4. Agency Reconsiders Medical Breach Notification Rule
  5. Lawsuit Filed for Travel Surveillance Records
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "Islands of Privacy"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.18 (September 14, 2010)

  1. EPIC Challenge to Body Scanner Program Progresses in Federal Court
  2. Ralph Nader and EPIC Urge Senate Hearings on Airport Body Scanners
  3. EPIC Files Suit for Documents Regarding Google/NSA Partnership
  4. Google Settles Buzz Lawsuit, Announces New Privacy Policy
  5. Questions Remain about Future of Iraq Biometric Databases
  6. EPIC's Marc Rotenberg Named to ICANN Advisory Committee
  7. News in Brief
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.19 (October 1, 2010)

  1. Virginia Court of Appeals Authorizes Warrantless GPS Tracking
  2. Groups Urgs Supreme Court to Curtail Governmen Secrecy
  3. EPIC Submits Comments to Council of Europe on Profiling
  4. Ninth Circuit Strips Guidelines from Fourth Amendment Opinion
  5. Tests in Italy Raise New Questions About Airport Body Scanners
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "Because it is Wrong"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.20 (October 14, 2010)

  1. Supreme Court to Examine Personal Privacy Rights of Corporations
  2. EPIC Seeks Details on New Government Crypto Regulations
  3. Senate Considers Data Security and Breach Notification Bill
  4. EPIC Submits Comments on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
  5. Federal Court Protects Innocent Targets of Government Surveillance
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "Keeping Faith with the Constitution"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.21 (October 21, 2010)

  1. EPIC Launches Privacy 2010 Campaign
  2. Obama Administration Receives Harsh Reviews in 2010 Report Card
  3. EPIC Receives Documents on DHS Biometric Plans
  4. Public Voice Meeting to be Held in Jerusalem
  5. Investigation of Google Street View Moves Forward in Spain
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "The Silent State"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.22 (November 9, 2010)

  1. In Opening Brief, EPIC Urges Court to Suspend Body Scanner Program
  2. Public Voice Hosts Civil Society Privacy Conference in Jerusalem
  3. EPIC Urges Support for Comprehensive Data Protection Framework
  4. FTC Closes Non-investigation of Google Street View
  5. EPIC Releases 2010 E-Deceptive Campaign Practices Report
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "The Great Decision"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.23 (November 19, 2010)

  1. EPIC Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case on "Personal Privacy"
  2. Senate Hearings Grill TSA on Full Body Scanners in Airports
  3. FCC Investigates Google Street View
  4. EPIC Body Scanner Lawsuit Faces Challenge, Endorsed by Libertarians
  5. Europe Moves Forward with New Strategy for Privacy Protection
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC Book Review: "The Master Switch"
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.24 (December 10, 2010)

  1. Congress Addresses Issues with TSA, Body Scanners
  2. Public Protest Mounts Over Body Scanners
  3. Rapiscan Patent Raises New Health Concerns
  4. Google Patent to Use Street View Data to Identify Internet Users
  5. Europe Promotes Comprehensive Data Protection Framework
  6. EPIC Urges FOIA Ombudsman to Pursue FOIA Oversight
  7. News in Brief
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events

EPIC Alert 17.25 (December 17, 2010)

  1. U.S. Government Pressures Companies to Cut Off Wikileaks
  2. EPIC Submits Comments on DHS Fusion Center Proposals
  3. Congress, FTC Privacy Report Examine Possibilities of Do Not Track
  4. Briefing Schedule Announced in EPIC v. DHS, the Body Scanners Case
  5. Google's Street View Practices Face Continued Legal Scrutiny
  6. News in Brief
  7. EPIC's Holiday Wish List: Gift Ideas
  8. Upcoming Conferences and Events