EPIC Alert 22.08

======================================================================= E P I C A l e r t ======================================================================= Volume 22.08 April 29, 2015 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, DC http://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_22.08.html "Defend Privacy. Support EPIC." http://epic.org/support ========================================================================= Table of Contents ========================================================================= [1] 'Eyes Over Washington': EPIC Obtains Documents on DC Army Blimps [2] Supreme Court Limits Traffic Stop Searches [3] NGOs Urge European Commission to Uphold Privacy [4] EPIC Demands FAA Establish Drone Privacy Rules [5] Beckstrom, Bryant, Strossen Join EPIC Advisory Board; Chip Pitts Named Chair of EPIC Board of Directors [6] News in Brief [7] EPIC in the News [8] EPIC Bookstore [9] Upcoming Conferences and Events JOIN EPIC for the launch of EPIC's new book, "Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions" http://www.epic.org/privacy-book/ Book Tour Dates: - New York York University, New York NY (April 29) https://epic.org/privacy-book/ny/ - Harvard University, Cambridge MA (May 6) - National Constitution Center, Philadelphia PA (May 26) - Fund for Constitutional Government, Washington, DC (June 2) SAVE THE DATE: EPIC's Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner June 1, 2015, Washington, DC https://epic.org/june1/ ========================================================================= [1] 'Eyes Over Washington': EPIC Obtains Documents on DC Army Blimps ========================================================================= As the result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, EPIC been awarded more than $14,000 and obtained several thousand pages about the two US Army-deployed blimps flying just north of the nation's capital. The new documents further detail the use of "JLENS," as well as the Army's relationship with the contractor Raytheon, which has proposed video surveillance capabilities for the devices. The Army has disputed claims that JLENS has surveillance capability. The Army first launched the 250' drone surveillance blimps over metropolitan Washington, DC, in December 2014. As first deployed in Iraq, one blimp contains aerial and ground surveillance technology that covers a 340-mile range, while the other has targeting capability including HELLFIRE missiles. The surveillance blimps fly as high as 10,000 feet and can remain operational for up to 30 days straight. Defense contractor Raytheon, which manufactures the JLENS system, has tested it with the company's MTS-B Multi-Spectral Targeting System. The MTS-B offers long-range video surveillance that allows the real- time tracking of moving targets, including vehicles and persons, on the ground. In May 2014, EPIC filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain more information about the JLENS system. EPIC asked the Army for technical specifications as well as any policies limiting domestic surveillance. EPIC's goal in the FOIA request and subsequent FOIA lawsuit was to determine what surveillance data the Army plans to collect during the three-year JLENS test, as well as how the Army plans to process, store, redact or delete data. EPIC has previously urged Congress to establish privacy safeguards for aerial drones. EPIC also recommended requiring notice of all drone surveillance policies through the Administrative Procedure Act. EPIC: Complaint v. Dept. of Army (May 6, 2014) https://epic.org/foia/army/Complaint.pdf EPIC: JLENS FOIA Documents http://epic.org/foia/army/#foia EPIC: FOIA Request to Dept. of Army re: JLENS (Nov. 1, 2013) http://epic.org/foia/army/FOIA-Request.pdf EPIC: EPIC v. Army - Surveillance Blimps https://epic.org/foia/army/ EPIC: Testimony before Congress re: Drone Privacy (Jul. 12, 2012) http://www.epic.org/privacy/testimony/EPIC-Drone-Testimony-7-12.pdf EPIC: Spotlight on Surveillance - Eyes in the Sky (Oct. 2014) https://epic.org/privacy/surveillance/spotlight/1014/drones.html#_ftn ======================================================================== [2] Supreme Court Limits Traffic Stop Searches ======================================================================== The US Supreme Court has issued an opinion in Rodriguez v. United States, a Fourth Amendment case involving the use of a drug- detection dog during a traffic stop. In a 6-3 vote, the Court found that it was unlawful for a police officer to detain a driver after a traffic stop for the sole purpose of conducting a "sniff" test. Court documents stated that police detained petitioner Rodriguez for an additional "seven to eight minutes" to wait for a dog to search for drugs. The Court rejected the government's argument that extending the stop was "only a de minimis" intrusion of Fourth Amendment rights. On behalf of the Court, Justice Ginsburg wrote, "Authority for the [traffic stop] ends when tasks tied to the traffic infraction are - or reasonably should have been - completed." According to the Court, a traffic stop "can become unlawful if it is prolonged beyond the time reasonably required to complete the [traffic stop] mission." In 2012, EPIC filed a "friend of the court" brief in Florida v. Harris, a similar case before the Supreme Court concerning the use of canines for drug detection, arguing that the Fourth Amendment requires routine testing of investigatory techniques to assess reliability and establish reasonableness. "Investigative techniques should be used based on research, testing, and data indicating reliability," EPIC argued, citing a recent National Academy of Sciences report highlighting the lack of reliable standards for investigative techniques. EPIC also argued before the New Mexico Supreme Court in another Fourth Amendment case, State v. Davis, in which the defendant was arrested on drug charges after a National Guard helicopter swept over his property searching for "vegetation." US Supreme Court: Opinion in Rodriguez v. United States (Apr. 21, 2015) http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/13-9972_p8k0.pdf EPIC: Florida v. Harris https://epic.org/amicus/harris/ EPIC: State v. Davis https://epic.org/amicus/drones/new-mexico/davis/default.html EPIC: Amicus Curiae Briefs https://epic.org/amicus/ ========================================================================= [3] NGOs Urge European Commission to Uphold Privacy ========================================================================= EPIC and a coalition of over 60 NGOs from around the world have sent a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, urging him to uphold robust data protection standards. "Europe's data protection framework is not just important for the protection of European citizens, it is not just important for building trust in European businesses, it is also crucial as an international gold standard for data protection and privacy on a global level," the coalition wrote. The institutions of the European Union are negotiating the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation. The European Commission previously promised that the new regulation would be at least as strong as the 1995 Directive it replaces. As the NGOs explained in the letter, "On behalf of the College of Commissioners, former European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding promised European citizens and businesses stronger, unified data protection rules, 'bringing them into the digital age without compromising the high level of data protection which has been in place in Europe since 1995.'" In 2012, EPIC spoke before the European Parliament on "The Reform of the EU Data Protection Framework - Building Trust in a Digital or Global World." In his testimony, EPIC president Marc Rotenberg explained the importance of maintaining the protection levels provided by the 1995 Directive. European Digital Rights: Letter to President Juncker (Apr. 21, 2015) https://edri.org/files/DP_letter_Juncker_20150421.pdf European Commission: Data Protection Review http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/review/index_en.htm EU: General Data Protection Regulation (Oct. 24, 1995) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-1995-eu-directive.html EPIC: The 1995 Data Protection Directive https://epic.org/privacy/intl/eu_data_protection_directive.html EPIC: Testimony Before EU on Directive (Oct. 10, 2012) https://epic.org/privacy/Rotenberg_EP_Testimony_10_10_12.pdf ======================================================================== [4] EPIC Demands FAA Establish Drone Privacy Rules ========================================================================= EPIC has filed extensive comments with the Federal Aviation Administration, urging the agency to propose drone privacy safeguards. "The increasing deployment of drones in the national airspace is one of the most significant threats to privacy faced by Americans today," EPIC wrote. EPIC urged the FAA to propose a number of new privacy rules including use and data retention limitations, transparency and public accountability measures and minimum security safeguards to protect drones from being hacked. EPIC further challenged the FAA's failure to propose privacy rules, underscored the need for privacy regulations, and made clear the specific privacy rules FAA should have proposed. "Drones cannot be safely integrated into or operated within the national airspace until the FAA establishes clear privacy rules to limit invasive recording and prevent dangerous self help" measures, EPIC argued. In 2012, EPIC led a coalition of over 100 experts and organizations, petitioning the FAA to establish privacy protections prior to the deployment of commercial drones inside the US. In 2014, the FAA denied EPIC's coalition petition for a drone privacy rulemaking, arguing that privacy was "not an immediate privacy concern." EPIC also has sued the FAA for failure to protect the privacy of A mericans, arguing that the agency failed to establish mandated privacy rules for commercial drones. EPIC petitioned the DC federal appeals court to "hold unlawful the FAA's withholding of proposed drone privacy rules, which Congress required the agency to issue under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012." The Act requires the FAA to develop a "comprehensive plan" for the integration of drones into the National Airspace and states that "issues, such as privacy and national security, need to be taken into consideration as [drones] are integrated into the [National Airspace]." EPIC: Comments to FAA re: Drone Privacy (Apr. 24, 2015) https://epic.org/privacy/litigation/apa/faa/drones/EPIC-FAA-NPRM.pdf FAA: Proposed Rules for Small Commercial Drones (Feb. 23, 2015) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-23/pdf/2015-03544.pdf EPIC: EPIC v. FAA - Petition for Review (Mar. 31, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/041515-epic-drone-petition.html FAA: Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Feb. 1, 2012) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-112hrpt381/pdf/CRPT-112hrpt381.pdf FAA: Comprehensive Drone Plan (Sept. 2013) https://epic.org/redirect/041515-faa-drone-plan.html EPIC et al.: Petition to FAA re: Drones (Feb. 24, 2012) https://epic.org/privacy/drones/FAA-553e-Petition-03-08-12.pdf FAA: Denial of EPIC Petition to FAA (Nov. 26, 2014) https://epic.org/privacy/drones/FAA-Privacy-Rulemaking-Letter.pdf EPIC: Domestic Drones https://epic.org/privacy/drones/ ========================================================================= [5] Beckstrom, Bryant, Strossen Join EPIC Advisory Board; Chip Pitts Named Chair of EPIC Board of Directors ========================================================================= EPIC has announced the 2015 members of the EPIC Advisory Board. The incoming members are Rod Beckstrom, former CEO and President of ICANN; Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code; and Nadine Strossen, professor at NYU Law School and former president of the ACLU. EPIC welcomes this extraordinary group of individuals to EPIC and the Advisory Board. The EPIC Advisory Board is a distinguished group of experts that include leading innovators, scholars and technologists. Among other activities, members of the EPIC Advisory Board often add their insights to "friend of the court" briefs that EPIC prepares for federal and state courts on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues. Rod Beckstrom is an American author, high-tech entrepreneur and former CEO and president of ICANN. He previously served as Director of the National Cyber Security Center. Beckstrom is co-author of the best- selling book "The Starfish and the Spider." Kimberly Bryant is an electrical engineer who worked in the biotechnology field at Genentech, Novartis Vaccines, Diagnostics and Merck. In 2011, Bryant founded Black Girls Code, a training course that teaches basic programming concepts to African-American girls, who are underrepresented in technology careers. Bryant has been named one of the 25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology. Nadine Strossen was president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991 to 2008. She was the first woman and the youngest person to ever lead the ACLU. Strossen is the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School. She has been called one of the most influential business leaders, women and lawyers in publications such as National Law Journal and Vanity Fair. Additionally, at the February Board meeting, Chip Pitts was selected as the new chair of the EPIC Board of Directors. EPIC President Marc Rotenberg said, "Chip brings to EPIC a deep understanding of human rights and a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility. We look forward to working with him." Pitts is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. Considered one of the world's "top academics on corporate responsibility," he teaches leadership, global governance, business and human rights, and ethical globalization at universities around the world. Advisor to the UN Global Compact, he has led the Good Practice Note project since inception. He is former Board President of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and former Chairman of Amnesty International USA. EPIC Advisory Board http://epic.org/epic/advisory_board.html EPIC Board of Directors https://epic.org/epic/staff_and_board.html Rod Beckstrom https://epic.org/epic/advisory_board.html#beckstrom Kimberly Bryant https://epic.org/epic/advisory_board.html#bryant Nadine Strossen https://epic.org/epic/advisory_board.html#strossen Chip Pitts https://epic.org/epic/advisory_board.html#pitts ======================================================================== [6] News in Brief ======================================================================== Senator McConnell Seeks Renewal of NSA Bulk Collection Program US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a bill to extend the Patriot Act until 2020. S. 1035 would renew the controversial Section 215 authorities for the NSA's telephone record collection program, which are set to expire on June 1, 2015. In 2014, EPIC urged the President and the Attorney General not to renew the 215 order after it became clear that the NSA routinely collected the telephone records of US citizens. EPIC previously petitioned the Supreme Court to suspend the program, arguing that the NSA program exceeded Section 215's legal authority. Congress.gov: S. 1035 (Apr. 22, 2015) https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1035 EPIC: NSA: Verizon Phone Record Monitoring https://epic.org/privacy/nsa/verizon/ EPIC: Letter to President and AG re: 215 Renewal (Jun. 17, 2014) https://epic.org/privacy/Coalition-Ltr-to-End-NSA-Bulk-Collection.pdf EPIC: In re EPIC - NSA Telephone Records Surveillance https://epic.org/privacy/nsa/in-re-epic/ DHS Defends Government Secrecy in 'Internet Kill Switch' Case The Department of Homeland Security has filed a brief in response to EPIC's petition for rehearing in the SOP 303, or "Internet Kill Switch," case. EPIC is seeking the release of the public policy that allows the government to suspend cell phone service. The DC Circuit previously ruled that DHS may withhold the policy. EPIC pursued the shutdown policy after government officials disabled cell phone service during a peaceful protest in San Francisco. EPIC cited both free speech and public safety concerns and noted that the policy was never subject to public rule making. The Federal Communications Commission recently warned government agencies not to use "jammers," devices that block cell phone signals, because of public safety risks. EPIC: DHS Brief in "Internet Kill Switch" Case (Apr. 27, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-dhs-303-brief.html EPIC: Petition for Rehearing in Case (Mar. 27, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-epic-303=petition.html EPIC: EPIC v. DHS - SOP 303 https://epic.org/foia/dhs/internet-kill-switch/ EPIC: Initial FOIA Request for SOP 303 (Jul. 12, 2012) https://epic.org/foia/dhs/internet-kill-switch/FOIA-Request.pdf FCC: Warning Against Government Cell Phone Jamming (Dec. 8, 2014) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-fcc-jam-warning.html House Reconsiders Data Breach Bill Members of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee have convened to rework the Data Security and Breach Notification Act. Introduced by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT), the Act would require businesses to notify consumers of a data breach "unless there is no reasonable risk of identity theft or financial harm." The bill also would preempt stronger state laws, and would strip the FCC of the authority to protect consumer privacy. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and others have raised concerns. EPIC previously urged Congress to adopt baseline federal law that would allow states to develop innovative legislative responses to privacy risks. US House: Data Security and Breach Notification Act (Mar. 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-house-breach-act-2015.html FCC: Press Release on Telecom Data Breach Fines (Oct. 24, 2014) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-fcc-data-breach-fines.html Rep. Pallone: Comments on Data Breach Bill (Mar. 24, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-pallone-breach-statement.html EPIC: Testimony Before US House on Identity Theft (Jun. 2008) https://epic.org/privacy/idtheft/epic_idtheft_rotenberg_6-09.pdf FTC Reaches Privacy Settlement with Customer Tracking Technology Firm The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with consumer- tracking firm Nomi, whose sensors record the physical location of customers in stores using their mobile devices' MAC addresses. Nomi's privacy policy stated that customers would be able to opt out of tracking, but customers were tracked without their knowledge or consent. The settlement will prohibit Nomi's privacy policies from deceiving consumers. EPIC supports the use of privacy enhancing technologies to protect consumers from tracking, including the adoption of randomized MAC addresses that prevent persistent identification. FTC: Press Release on Nomi Settlement (Apr. 23, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-press-release-nomi.html FTC: Text of Nomi Settlement (Apr. 23, 2015) https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/150423nomiorder.pdf EPIC: Statement for Unesco on Preserving Privacy (1999) http://www.unesco.org/webworld/infoethics_2/eng/papers/paper_10.htm EPIC: Locational Privacy https://epic.org/privacy/location_privacy/ EPIC: Comments on IPv6 and Privacy (Mar. 2004) https://epic.org/privacy/internet/IPv6_comments.pdf Supreme Court to Hear Privacy Case Against Spokeo The US Supreme Court has decided to hear Spokeo v. Robins, a privacy case concerning the disclosure of personal information in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Data broker Spokeo claimed that the plaintiffs lacked "standing" to sue after the company disclosed data protected by the FCRA. The Ninth Circuit disagreed and ruled for the plaintiffs. The US Solicitor General has filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs. EPIC filed a "friend of the court" brief in First American v. Edwards, a similar case before the Court in 2011. SCOTUSblog: Spokeo v. Robins (Apr. 27, 2015) http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/spokeo-inc-v-robins/ Ninth Circuit Court: Decision in Robins v. Spokeo (Feb. 4, 2014) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-9th-circuit-spokeo.html Solicitor General: Brief in Spokeo v. Robins (Mar. 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-sg—brief-spokeo.html EPIC: "Friend of the Court" Brief in First American (Oct. 18, 2011) https://epic.org/amicus/first-american/EPIC-Edwards-amicus-FINAL.pdf EPIC: First American v. Edwards https://epic.org/amicus/first-american/ EPIC: Federal Trade Commission https://epic.org/privacy/internet/ftc/ NIST Seeks Comments on De-Identification Report The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft report on "De-Identification of Personally Identifiable Information." The agency is requesting comments by May 15, 2015. The NIST report reviews de-identification techniques and research, including work by EPIC Advisory Board members Cynthia Dwork and Latanya Sweeney. In 2014, in response to a similar request for comments from NIST, EPIC recommended Privacy Enhancing Technologies that "minimize or eliminate the collection of personally identifiable information." EPIC also expressed support for Fair Information Practices and the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. NIST: Draft Report on De-Identification (Apr. 8, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/042915-draft-nist-deident.html NIST: Comment Forms for Draft Report (Apr. 2015) http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsDrafts.html EPIC: Comments to NIST on PETs (Oct. 17, 2014) http://epic.org/redirect/102914-epic-nitrd-comments.html EPIC: Face Recognition https://epic.org/privacy/facerecognition/ EPIC: Privacy Act of 1974 https://epic.org/privacy/1974act/ EPIC: White House: Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights https://epic.org/privacy/white_house_consumer_privacy_.html ======================================================================== [7] EPIC in the News ======================================================================== "Today, the US govt must explain why its rules on shutting down whole cell networks are a secret." The Register (UK), Apr. 27, 2015. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/27/cellphone_network_kill_ switch_deadline/ "Obama administration fights for right to use cellphone kill switch." Al Jazeera America, Apr. 26, 2015. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/26/obama-fights-for- secrecy-cellphone-kill-switch.html "What Good Is a Video You Can't See?" The Atlantic, Apr. 25, 2015. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/04/what-good- is-a-video-you-cant-see/391421/ "House Passes Cybersecurity Bills Despite Privacy Fears." E-Commerce Times, Apr. 24, 2015. http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/House-Passes-Cybersecurity- Bills-Despite-Privacy-Fears-81974.html "FTC Delivers Mixed Warning on Location-Tracking." The Wall Street Journal, Apr. 23, 2015. http://www.wsj.com/articles/ftc-delivers-mixed-warning-on- location-tracking-1429820925 "The drone debate: Does the coming swarm of flying gadgets require new privacy laws?" The Christian Science Monitor, Apr. 22, 2015. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0422/The-drone-debate- Does-the-coming-swarm-of-flying-gadgets-require-new-privacy-laws "Is this the last hurrah for online freedom?" USA Today, Apr. 21, 2015. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/04/21/passwords-breaches- hacks-rsa-security/25952405/ "Feds Heighten Scrutiny of Tsa Screeners and Aviation Staff to Thwart Insider Threat." NextGov, Apr. 20, 2015. http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/04/big-brother-oversee-tsa- screeners-and-other-airport-employees/110590/ "Should Computers Determine how our Kids Learn to Talk? Maybe Not." ComputerWorld.IN, Apr. 20, 2015. http://www.computerworld.in/news/should-computers-determine-how- our-kids-learn-to-talk%3F-maybe-not "How much should we allow Google, Facebook and others to tell us what to think?" PC World, Apr. 17, 2015. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2911612/should-computers-determine- how-our-kids-learn-to-talk-maybe-not.html "Shhh - Not In Front Of The Television." Palisades Hudson LLC, Apr. 17, 2015. http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2015/04/shhh-not-in-front-of-the- television/ "Weakened surveillance reform bill is 'yesterday's news', civil libertarians say." The Guardian, Apr. 17, 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/17/surveillance-reform- usa-freedom-act-nsa-civil-libertarians 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 ======================================================================= EPIC Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner. Washington, DC, June 1, 2015. For More Information: https://epic.org/june1. The 5th International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy. Georgetown Law Center, Washington DC, June 3 - 4, 2015. 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