EPIC Alert 22.05

======================================================================= E P I C A l e r t ======================================================================= Volume 22.05 March 13, 2015 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, DC http://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_22.05.html "Defend Privacy. Support EPIC." http://epic.org/support ========================================================================= Table of Contents ========================================================================= [1] Supreme Court Considers Hotel Records Privacy, EPIC Brief Cites Constitutional Interests [2] EPIC Partially Prevails in FOIA Case, WikiLeaks Probe Ongoing [3] EPIC Files FTC Comments on Revenge Porn [4] EPIC Challenges Samsung's TV Surveillance, Files FTC Complaint [5] Federal Court Considers FTC's Data Protection Authority [6] News in Brief [7] EPIC in the News [8] EPIC Bookstore [9] Upcoming Conferences and Events ========================================================================= [1] Supreme Court Considers Hotel Records Privacy, EPIC Brief Cites Constitutional Interests ========================================================================= The US Supreme Court heard arguments March 3 in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, an Fourth Amendment case involving hotel record privacy. In the case, a group of hotel owners challenged a Los Angeles ordinance that requires hotels to collect detailed guest information and make that information available to police officers without first requiring particularized suspicion or judicial process. EPIC, joined by 36 technical experts and legal scholars, filed an amicus brief in the Patel case, arguing that "[h]otel patrons have distinct privacy and free assembly interests in their personally identifiable information." Citing the famous civil rights case NAACP v. Alabama, EPIC described the long history of political and religious organizations gathering at US hotels: "Individuals have a constitutional right to gather at hotels for political and religious purposes without being subject to police inspection," EPIC wrote, adding that "guest registries should not be made routinely available to the police for inspection, and they should not be collected or retained for that purpose." EPIC routinely files "friend of the court" briefs in cases raising novel privacyand civil liberties issues. In 2014 an amicus brief by EPIC was cited by the Supreme Court in RIley v. California, a case concerning the search of a cell phone following an arrest. A decision from the Supreme Court in Patel is expected by late June. EPIC: "Friend of the Court" Brief in LA v. Patel (Jan. 30, 2015) https://epic.org/amicus/patel/EPIC-Amicus-Brief.pdf EPIC: Los Angeles v. Patel https://www.epic.org/amicus/patel/ EPIC: Riley v. CA https://epic.org/amicus/cell-phone/riley/ EPIC: Amicus Cases https://epic.org/amicus/ ======================================================================== [2] EPIC Partially Prevails in FOIA Case, WikiLeaks Probe Ongoing ======================================================================== A federal judge has granted in part EPIC's motion for summary judgment in a Freedom of Information Act case over the US government's surveillance of WikiLeaks supporters. "Because [the government] fails to demonstrate that its [FOIA] search was adequate, the Court denies [the government's] motion for summary judgment and grants [EPIC's] Cross-Motion in this regard," the judge wrote. In June 2011, EPIC submitted a FOIA request to the Criminal and National Security Divisions of the Department of Justice and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. EPIC requested all records related to WikiLeaks supporters including records related to individuals targeted for surveillance for supporting WikiLeaks. After the government failed to produce any documents, EPIC filed administrative appeals with the FBI and both the Criminal and National Security divisions of the DOJ in the fall of 2011. In January 2012, EPIC filed a lawsuit against the DOJ and FBI, challenging all three agencies' failure to disclose documents responsive to EPIC's FOIA request. In 2012, EPIC prevailed in a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security that sought records related to the agency's monitoring of social media and Internet media organizations. In the FOIA case against DHS, EPIC obtained documents revealing that the agency monitors the Internet for reports that reflect adversely on the agency and also uses a list of extremely broad and generic keywords to search for online malfeasance. EPIC's findings lead to a Congressional hearing on the matter. More recently, EPIC has prevailed in two FOIA cases against the FBI. One concerns the FBI's "Next Generation Identification" system, a massive database of biometric information. The other was about "Stingray," the use of phony cell phone towers to track private cell phone communications without a judicial warrant. EPIC: DC District Court Opinion EPIC v. DOJ, FBI (Mar. 4, 2015) https://epic.org/foia/doj/wikileaks/EPIC-v-DOJ-Wikileaks-Opinion.pdf EPIC: Complaint to DOJ, FBI re: FOIA Case (Jan. 25, 2012) https://epic.org/foia/EPIC%20v.%20DOJ-wikileaks-OPPcross%20FINAL.pdf EPIC: FOIA Request to DOJ, FBI (Jun. 23, 2011) https://epic.org/foia/EPIC-DOJ-WikileaksFOIA.PDF EPIC: EPIC v. DOJ, FBI: WikiLeaks https://epic.org/foia/doj/wikileaks/ EPIC: EPIC v. DHS: Media Monitoring http://epic.org/foia/epic-v-dhs-media-monitoring/ EPIC: EPIC v. FBI - Next Generation Identification https://epic.org/foia/fbi/ngi/ EPIC: Next Generation Identification - FBI https://epic.org/privacy/fbi/ngi.html EPIC: Statement in DHS Social Monitoring Hearing (Feb. 16, 2012) http://epic.org/redirect/022912-dhs-monitor-statement.html House Subcommittee: Hearing on Social Media Monitoring (Feb. 16, 2012) http://epic.org/redirect/022912-house-hearing-dhs-monitor.html ========================================================================= [3] EPIC Files FTC Comments on Revenge Porn ========================================================================= EPIC has filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission over the agency's proposed consent order with Craig Brittain, a "revenge porn" website operator. Revenge porn refers to the online distribution of sexual images without the consent of the image subject. The FTC's order is the agency's first enforcement action against an operator of a revenge porn website and contains important privacy and security protections for victims of revenge porn. For instance, the order prohibits the respondent and his business affiliates from engaging in further dissemination of revenge porn and requires Brittain to destroy the content and associated personal information within 30 days of the order's effective date. EPIC, while supporting the consent order, advised the Commission that further protections are needed. Specifically, EPIC urged the FTC to "(1) pursue other operators of revenge porn sites; (2) remain vigilant of emerging web and mobile applications that facilitate spying and stalking via facial recognition technologies; and (3) further investigate - perhaps in a workshop format - the growing trend of companies recontextualizing images, for profit, without the knowledge or consent of the image subject." EPIC also urged the FTC to expand the prohibited conduct described in the order to include disseminating without consent photos or video that do not contain nudity but are still sexually suggestive or explicit. EPIC also explained the correlation between revenge porn and other image privacy issues, such as facial recognition and image-based advertising. EPIC previously urged the Federal Trade Commission to suspend the use of facial recognition techniques by businesses pending the establishment of adequate privacy safeguards. EPIC: Comments to the FTC In re: Craig Brittain (Mar. 2, 2015) https://epic.org/privacy/consumer/EPIC-In-re-Craig-Brittain.pdf FTC: Proposed Consent Order In re: Craig Brittain (February 6, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/031215-ftc-brittain.html EPIC: Comments to FTC on Facial Recognition (Jan. 31, 2012) https://epic.org/privacy/facerecognition/EPIC-Face-Facts-Comments.pdf EPIC: Face Recognition Privacy https://epic.org/privacy/facerecognition/ EPIC: Facebook Privacy https://epic.org/privacy/facebook/ EPIC: Fraley v. Facebook https://epic.org/amicus/facebook/fraley/ ======================================================================== [4] EPIC Challenges Samsung's TV Surveillance, Files FTC Complaint ========================================================================= EPIC has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over Samsung's SmartTVs. The SmartTV is Internet-connected and features voice-recognition software. Samsung's "Smart Touch" remote control has a built-in microphone for voice recording. Other models include a camera and additional microphones to record voice and hand gestures. "Samsung routinely intercepts and records the private communications of consumers in their homes," EPIC wrote, adding, "Samsung's attempts to disclaim its intrusive surveillance activities by means of a 'privacy notice' do not diminish the harm to American consumers." EPIC also detailed widespread consumer objections and Samsung's violations of the FTC Act, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Cable Act, and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). EPIC asked the FTC to enjoin Samsung and other companies that engage in similar practices. Samsung's SmartTVs are part of the "Internet of Things," devices that connect with users over the Internet. EPIC has written extensively on the Internet of Things, particularly on driver privacy. For the internet of Things, EPIC has recommended the adoption of enforceable "Fair Information Practices" and the implementation of Privacy Enhancing Techniques that minimize or eliminate the collection of personally identifiable information. EPIC has also warned of the significant security and safety risks arising from the deployment of networked autonomous devices. EPIC: Complaint to FTC re: Samsung SmartTV (Feb. 24, 2015) https://epic.org/privacy/internet/ftc/Samsung/EPIC-FTC-Samsung.pdf EPIC: Comments to FTC on "Internet of Things" (Jun. 1, 2013) https://epic.org/privacy/ftc/EPIC-FTC-IoT-Cmts.pdf EPIC et al.: Comments to NHTSA on Car "Black Boxes" (Feb. 11, 2013) https://epic.org/privacy/edrs/EPIC-Coal-NHTSA-EDR-Cmts.pdf EPIC: Internet of Things (IoT) https://epic.org/privacy/internet/iot/ ========================================================================= [5] Federal Court Considers FTC's Data Protection Authority ========================================================================= The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has heard arguments in the data privacy case FTC v. Wyndham, which centers on whether commercially unreasonable data security practices are "unfair" under the FTC Act. The Court also considered whether this question should have been heard first in the FTC's administrative court, and whether the FTC is asking the court to determine if commercially unreasonable data security practices are unfair in the first instance. Wyndham Hotels, after a data breach that exposed hundreds of thousands of customer records, is challenging the FTC's authority to enforce data security standards. Wyndham argued that, given the lack of agency- written guidelines on what constitutes reasonable data security practices, it was not put on fair notice that the FTC considered the company to be in violation of the FTC Act. Wyndham also argued that the agency does not have the authority to define new "unfair" acts and practices. The FTC argued that Wyndham's data security practices are "unfair and deceptive" acts prohibited by Section 5 of the FTC Act. The Commission alleges that, at least since 2008, Wyndham engaged in a number of practices that "unreasonably and unnecessarily exposed consumers' personal data to unauthorized access and theft." According to the FTC, these deficient security practices led to three data breaches between 2008 and 2010 that allegedly caused "the compromise of more than 619,000 consumer payment card account numbers, the exportation of many of those account numbers to a domain registered in Russia, fraudulent charges on many consumers' accounts, and more than $10.6 million in fraud loss." EPIC, joined by legal scholars and technical experts, submitted a "friend of the court" brief in the case, defending the FTC's "critical role in safeguarding consumer privacy and promoting stronger security standards." EPIC explained that the damage caused by data breaches - more than $500 million last year - makes data security one of the top concerns of American consumers." EPIC warned the court that "removing the FTC's authority to regulate data security would be to bring dynamite to the dam," and that "[w]ithout the authority to bring enforcement actions against companies that fail to safeguard sensitive consumer data, the FTC would be unable to address the primary concern of American consumers." EPIC et al.: "Friend of the Court" Brief in Wyndham (Nov. 12, 2014) https://epic.org/amicus/ftc/wyndham/Wyndham-Amicus-EPIC.pdf EPIC: FTC v. Wyndham https://epic.org/amicus/ftc/wyndham/ EPIC: Big Data and the Future of Privacy https://epic.org/privacy/big-data/ ======================================================================== [6] News in Brief ======================================================================== Senators Propose Law to Regulate Data Broker Industry Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Al Franken (D-MN) have introduced the "Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2015." The bill would give consumers the right to access their personal information held by data brokers and stop data brokers from disclosing or selling that information to others. "The era of data keepers has given way to the era of data reapers," Senator Markey said. In 2005, EPIC testified before Congress on "Identity Theft and Data Broker Services" and urged the regulation of data brokers following the disclosure that data broker ChoicePoint sold personal information to identity thieves. EPIC's FTC complaint lead to a $10 million settlement with ChoicePoint. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA): Text of Data Broker Bill (Mar. 4, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/031215-markey-data-bill.html Sen. Markey: Press Release on Bill (Mar. 5, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/031215-markey-data-bill-release.html EPIC: Congressional Testimony on Data Brokers (May 10, 2005) https://epic.org/privacy/id_cards/testimony50905.pdf EPIC: ChoicePoint https://epic.org/privacy/choicepoint/ EPIC: Complaint to FTC re: ChoicePoint (Feb. 1, 2005) https://epic.org/privacy/choicepoint/reply2.1.05.html FTC: Press Release on ChoicePoint Settlement (Jan. 26, 2006) http://epic.org/redirect/031215-choicepoint-settlement.html Wikimedia Sues NSA over Mass Internet Surveillance Wikimedia, owner of Wikipedia, has filed a federal lawsuit against the NSA over the mass surveillance of Internet communications. Wikimedia asked the court to halt the government's "upstream collection" - the practice of tapping directly into the Internet backbone that carries communications across the US. Wikimedia argues that upstream collection exceeds statutory authority and violates the First and Fourth Amendments, as well as Article III of the Constitution. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales wrote, "Privacy is an essential right. It makes freedom of expression possible, and sustains freedom of inquiry and association." In 2013, EPIC petitioned the US Supreme Court to stop the NSA's bulk telephone metadata program. Scribd: Wikimedia Complaint Against NSA (Mar. 10, 2015) http://www.scribd.com/doc/258249273/Wikimedia-v-NSA-Complaint The New York Times: "Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users." Op-Ed by Jimmy Wales and Lila Treitkov (Mar. 10, 2015) http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/opinion/stop-spying-on-wikipedia- users.html EPIC: In re EPIC - NSA Telephone Records Surveillance https://epic.org/privacy/nsa/in-re-epic/ White House (Commerce Dept.) Privacy Bill Not Helpful, Unworkable The White House has released a consumer privacy proposal, prepared by the Commerce Department, which falls far short of the recommendations for a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" set out by President Obama in 2012 and broadly supported by consumer organizations. The draft proposal lacks meaningful protections for consumers, would preempt stronger state laws and creates unnecessary regulatory burdens for businesses. EPIC has long recommended enactment of consumer privacy legislation based on "Fair Information Practices," the basic framework for modern privacy law. White House: Draft, CPBR Act of 2015 (Mar. 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/031215-CPBR-draft.html White House: "Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World" (Feb. 2012) https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/privacy-final.pdf EPIC: Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights https://epic.org/privacy/white_house_consumer_privacy_.html EPIC et al.: Letter to White House re: CPBR (Feb. 24, 2014) https://epic.org/privacy/Obama-CPBR.pdf EPIC: Testimony Before US House on Consumer Privacy (Mar. 2001) https://epic.org/privacy/testimony_0301.html EPIC: The Code of Fair Information Practices https://epic.org/privacy/consumer/code_fair_info.html Sen. Markey, Rep. Welch Propose Drone Privacy Legislation Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) have introduced the "Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2015." The Act would regulate the use of drones in the US, and require publicly available data collection statements from operators and warrants for drone surveillance by law enforcement. According to Senator Markey and Rep. Welch, recently announced rules by the FAA and the White House "fail to adequately protect the privacy of Americans." The Drone Privacy Act incorporates recommendations made by EPIC in testimony to Congress and comments to federal agencies. In 2012, EPIC petitioned the FAA to establish clear privacy rules for commercial drone operators. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): Press Release on Drone Act (Mar. 3, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/031215-drone-bill-release.html Sen. Markey: Text of Drone Act (Mar. 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/031215-drone-act-text.html FAA: Press Release on New Drone Rules (Feb. 15, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/031215-drone-press-release.html The White House: Presidential Memorandum on Drones (Feb. 15, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/031215-whitehouse-drones.html EPIC: Congressional Testimony on Drones (Jul. 19, 2012) https://epic.org/privacy/testimony/EPIC-Drone-Testimony-7-12.pdf EPIC: Comments to FAA on Drones (Apr. 23, 2013) https://epic.org/privacy/drones/EPIC-Drones-Comments-2013.pdf EPIC et al.: Petition to FAA re: Drones (Feb. 24, 2012) https://epic.org/privacy/drones/FAA-553e-Petition-03-08-12.pdf EPIC: Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Drones https://epic.org/privacy/drones/ ======================================================================== [7] EPIC in the News ======================================================================== "Wikimedia, Other Organizations Sue NSA over Net Monitoring." CIO Today, Mar. 10, 2015. http://www.cio-today.com/article/index.php?story_id=023000QNVGJN "Optimism Returns to Student Data Privacy Debate." EdSurge, Mar. 10, 2014. https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-03-10-optimism-returns-to-student- data-privacy-debate "Cybersecurity bill splits companies." NPR's Marketplace, Mar. 9, 2015. http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/cybersecurity-bill-splits- companies "Watchdog Confirms Ongoing WikiLeaks Probe." Courthouse News, Mar. 6, 2015. http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/03/06/watchdog-confirms-ongoing- wikileaks-probe.htm "US government still hunting WikiLeaks as Obama targets whistleblowers." The Guardian, Mar. 5, 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/mar/05/us-government-still- hunting-wikileaks-obama-targets-whistleblowers "FTC's authority over data regulation remains unclear." Fierce Government IT, Mar. 5, 2015. http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/ftcs-authority-over- data-regulation-remains-unclear/2015-03-05 "Daily Document: Federal Judge Shields Docs in WikiLeaks Investigation." The National Law Journal, Mar. 4, 2015. http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202719651958/Daily-Document- Federal-Judge-Shields-Docs-in-WikiLeaks-Investigation#ixzz3TwBmVp6Q "FCC Vote Could be Game Changer for Internet Privacy." Government Technology, Mar. 4, 2015. http://www.govtech.com/security/FCC-Vote-Could-be-Game-Changer- for-Internet-Privacy.html "3 lessons privacy and security teams can learn from each other." Government Health IT, Mar. 3, 2015. http://www.govhealthit.com/news/3-lessons-privacy-and-security- teams-can-learn-each-other "FERPA Requirements Could Extend To Solutions Providers." Business Insider, Mar. 3, 2015. http://www.bsminfo.com/doc/ferpa-requirements-could-extend-to- solutions-providers-0001 "Court should protect privacy of hotel guests, not businesses." The Sacramento Bee, Mar. 1, 2015. http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article11383073.html "Group Targets DHS' Criminal Screening Program In FOIA Suit." Law360, Feb. 27, 2015. http://www.law360.com/articles/625680/group-targets-dhs-criminal- screening-program-in-foia-suit For More EPIC in the News: http://epic.org/news/epic_in_news.html =================================== [8] EPIC Bookstore =================================== "Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions," edited by Marc Rotenberg, Julia Horwitz and Jeramie Scott. The New Press (May 2015). Price: $25.95. http://epic.org/buy-privacy-modern-age The threats to privacy are well known: The National Security Agency tracks our phone calls; Google records where we go online and how we set our thermostats; Facebook changes our privacy settings when it wishes; Target gets hacked and loses control of our credit card information; our medical records are available for sale to strangers; our children are fingerprinted and their every test score saved for posterity; and small robots patrol our schoolyards while drones may soon fill our skies. The contributors to this anthology don't simply describe these problems or warn about the loss of privacy—they propose solutions. They look closely at business practices, public policy, and technology design and ask, "Should this continue? Is there a better approach?" They take seriously the dictum of Thomas Edison: "What one creates with his hand, he should control with his head." It's a new approach to the privacy debate, one that assumes privacy is worth protecting, that there are solutions to be found, and that the future is not yet known. This volume will be an essential reference for policy makers and researchers, journalists and scholars, and others looking for answers to one of the biggest challenges of our modern day. The premise is clear: There's a problem — let's find a solution. Contributors include: Steven Aftergood, Ross Anderson, Christine L. Borgman (coauthored with Kent Wada and James F. Davis), Ryan Calo, Danielle Citron, Simon Davies, A. Michael Froomkin, Deborah Hurley, Kristina Irion, Jeff Jonas, Harry Lewis, Anna Lysyanskaya, Gary T. Marx, Aleecia M. McDonald, Dr. Pablo G. Molina, Peter G. Neumann, Helen Nissenbaum, Frank Pasquale, Dr. Deborah Peel, MD, Stephanie E. Perrin, Marc Rotenberg, Pamela Samuelson, Bruce Schneier, and Christopher Wolf. ================================== "Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws 2010," edited by Harry A. Hammitt, Marc Rotenberg, John A. Verdi, Ginger McCall, and Mark S. Zaid (EPIC 2010). Price: $75. http://epic.org/bookstore/foia2010/ Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws is the most comprehensive, authoritative discussion of the federal open access laws. This updated version includes new material regarding President Obama's 2009 memo on Open Government, Attorney General Holder's March 2009 memo on FOIA Guidance, and the new executive order on declassification. The standard reference work includes in-depth analysis of litigation under: the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Government in the Sunshine Act. The fully updated 2010 volume is the 25th edition of the manual that lawyers, journalists and researchers have relied on for more than 25 years. ================================ "Information Privacy Law: Cases and Materials, Second Edition" Daniel J. Solove, Marc Rotenberg, and Paul Schwartz. (Aspen 2005). Price: $98. http://www.epic.org/redirect/aspen_ipl_casebook.html This clear, comprehensive introduction to the field of information privacy law allows instructors to enliven their teaching of fundamental concepts by addressing both enduring and emerging controversies. The Second Edition addresses numerous rapidly developing areas of privacy law, including: identity theft, government data mining and electronic surveillance law, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, intelligence sharing, RFID tags, GPS, spyware, web bugs, and more. Information Privacy Law, Second Edition, builds a cohesive foundation for an exciting course in this rapidly evolving area of law. ================================ "Privacy & Human Rights 2006: An International Survey of Privacy Laws and Developments" (EPIC 2007). Price: $75. http://www.epic.org/phr06/ This annual report by EPIC and Privacy International provides an overview of key privacy topics and reviews the state of privacy in over 75 countries around the world. The report outlines legal protections, new challenges, and important issues and events relating to privacy. Privacy & Human Rights 2006 is the most comprehensive report on privacy and data protection ever published. ================================ "The Public Voice WSIS Sourcebook: Perspectives on the World Summit on the Information Society" (EPIC 2004). Price: $40. http://www.epic.org/bookstore/pvsourcebook This resource promotes a dialogue on the issues, the outcomes, and the process of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This reference guide provides the official UN documents, regional and issue-oriented perspectives, and recommendations and proposals for future action, as well as a useful list of resources and contacts for individuals and organizations that wish to become more involved in the WSIS process. ================================ "The Privacy Law Sourcebook 2004: United States Law, International Law, and Recent Developments," Marc Rotenberg, editor (EPIC 2005). Price: $40. http://www.epic.org/bookstore/pls2004/ The Privacy Law Sourcebook, which has been called the "Physician's Desk Reference" of the privacy world, is the leading resource for students, attorneys, researchers, and journalists interested in pursuing privacy law in the United States and around the world. It includes the full texts of major privacy laws and directives such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Privacy Act, and the OECD Privacy Guidelines, as well as an up-to-date section on recent developments. New materials include the APEC Privacy Framework, the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act, and the CAN-SPAM Act. ================================ "Filters and Freedom 2.0: Free Speech Perspectives on Internet Content Controls" (EPIC 2001). Price: $20. http://www.epic.org/bookstore/filters2.0 A collection of essays, studies, and critiques of Internet content filtering. These papers are instrumental in explaining why filtering threatens free expression. ================================ EPIC publications and other books on privacy, open government, free expression, and constitutional values can be ordered at: EPIC Bookstore: http://www.epic.org/bookstore ================================ EPIC also publishes EPIC FOIA Notes, which provides brief summaries of interesting documents obtained from government agencies under the Freedom of Information Act. Subscribe to EPIC FOIA Notes at: http://mailman.epic.org/mailman/listinfo/foia_notes ======================================================================= [9] Upcoming Conferences and Events ======================================================================= Launch of EPIC's "Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions" htttp://www.epic.org/privacy-book/ - Annapolis Book Festival and C-Span Book TV, Annapolis MD (April 25) - Harvard University, Cambridge MA (May 6) - National Constitution Center, Philadelphia PA (May 26) - Washington, DC (June 2) Early praise for "Privacy in The Modern Age": "Never before has the thorough examination of the threats to American privacy been so crucial. Thank you to EPIC for inspired recommendations to help ensure our right to privacy remains a time-honored value in our interconnected world." —Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) "Original insights into the most critical privacy, data protection, and surveillance concerns of our time." —Anita Allen "A fascinating overview of current challenges for our privacy and how best to counter them." — Peter Hustinx "EPIC has become one of America's most vigilant and respected defenders of privacy in the modern age. This invaluable collection of essays shows why." —Jeffrey Rosen "The Electronic Privacy Information Center is on the front lines of the most important civil liberties issues of our age." —Bruce Schneier "EPIC sets out innovative solutions to many of our biggest civil liberties challenges." —Nadine Strossen "Privacy in the Modern Age continues EPIC's courageous work as a standard-bearer of democratic values." —Shoshana Zuboff "Connected Cars: Consumer Benefits and Challenges." Speaker: EPIC Administrative Law Counsel Khaliah Barnes. Washington, DC: Consumer Assembly 2015 Consumer Federation of America, March 12, 2015. For More Information: https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID= CONS164E&OID=50. "Data Privacy: Can Innovation and Privacy Coexist"/"'Designing Principles for a Trusted Environment." Speaker: Director, EPIC Student Privacy Project Khaliah Barnes. Austin, TX: SXSWedu, Mar. 9-11, 2015. For More Information: http://sxswedu.com/. "Surveillance, Privacy and Transnational Relations in the Digital Era." Speaker: EPIC President Marc Rotenberg. Brussels: International Association of Constitutional Law Research Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism Conference, Mar. 12-13, 2015. For More Information: http://www.iee-ulb.eu/fr/events/2015/03/international- association-of-constitutional-law-research-group-on-constitutional- responses-to-terrorism-conference-surveillance-privacy-and-transnational- relations-in-the-digital-era The 5th International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy. Georgetown Law Center, Washington DC, June 3 - 4, 2015. 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