EPIC Alert 22.09

======================================================================= E P I C A l e r t ======================================================================= Volume 22.09 May 14, 2015 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, DC http://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_22.09.html "Defend Privacy. Support EPIC." http://epic.org/support ======================================================================= Table of Contents ======================================================================= [1] Appeals Court Strikes Down NSA Bulk Record Collection Program [2] EPIC Warns DC City Council on Risks of Police Body Cameras [3] EPIC Sues DEA For Release of Privacy Assessments [4] EPIC Defends Privacy of Nickelodeon Viewers [5] EPIC Launches State Policy Project [6] News in Brief [7] EPIC in the News [8] EPIC Bookstore [9] Upcoming Conferences and Events => REGISTER for the 2015 EPIC Awards Dinner Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, DC June 1, 2015 Hosted by Bruce Schneier and Hilary Rosen Awards Recipients: Richard Clarke, Tim Cook, AG Kamala Harris, Susan Linn Register now. Public tickets available till May 22 => REGISTER here: https://www.epic.org/june1 ======================================================================= [1] Appeals Court Strikes Down NSA Bulk Record Collection Program ======================================================================= The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the NSA's "Section 215" telephone record collection program exceeds legal authority. The court ruled that "The telephone metadata program requires that the phone companies turn over records on an 'ongoing daily basis' with no foreseeable end point, no requirement of relevance to any particular set of facts, and no limitations as to subject matter or individuals covered." The US government had claimed that it could collect all records under the Section 215 "relevance" standard. But the court rejected that argument and held that "such an expansive concept of 'relevance' is unprecedented and unwarranted." The court's conclusion mirrors the argument put forth by EPIC and a coalition of technical experts, legal scholars and former members of the Church Committee in a 2013 petition to the US Supreme Court. "It is simply not possible that every phone record in the possession of a telecommunications firm could be relevant to an authorized investigation," EPIC argued. Both the President's Review Group and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board have found that the NSA's telephone metadata program is ineffective and likely exceeds current legal authority. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who held extensive public hearings on Section 215, stated in response to the federal court's ruling, "The dragnet collection of Americans' phone records is unnecessary and ineffective, and now a federal appellate court has found that the program is illegal. Congress should not reauthorize a bulk collection program that the court has found to violate the law." 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals: Opinion in ACLU v. Clapper (May 7, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/051315-2nd-decision-clapper.html President's Review Board: Report on Section 215 (Dec. 12, 2013) http://epic.org/redirect/122013-WH-NSA-report.html PCLOB: Report on Telephone "Metadata" Program (Jan. 23, 2014) http://epic.org/redirect/012814-pclob-metadata-report.html Sen. Leahy: Press Release on Circuit Court Ruling (May 7, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/051315-leahy-clapper.html EPIC: Mandamus Petition to Supreme Court (Jul. 8, 2013) http://epic.org/EPIC-FISC-Mandamus-Petition.pdf EPIC: In re EPIC NSA Telephone Records Surveillance http://epic.org/privacy/nsa/in-re-epic/ ======================================================================= [2] EPIC Warns DC City Council on Risks of Police Body Cameras ======================================================================= EPIC National Security Counsel Jeramie Scott testified on police body-worn cameras at a May 7 Washington, DC City Council hearing. After running a pilot program, the DC Metropolitan Police Department is considering the full implementation of police-worn body cameras as a tool for police accountability. EPIC opposes deployment of "police cams" and warned the Council of their inherent risk of mass public surveillance. EPIC argued that the full privacy risks of body cameras have not been properly assessed and raised the possibility "that body cameras could be coupled with facial recognition technology so that individuals in public spaces could be identified "even if they are not engaged in any suspicious activity." EPIC pointed out law enforcement's increasing use of facial recognition, including the FBI and the Seattle and Chicago Police Departments. EPIC warned that policy body cameras often capture people at their most personally sensitive moments and pointed to the District's potential liability if harmful images are leaked and subsequently posted online. There are "more productive means to achieve police accountability that do not carry the risk of increasing surveillance," EPIC said. EPIC added that if body cameras are deployed, then the Metropolitan Police Department must comply with all privacy and accountability laws. If the Department cannot meet obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, then it should not deploy the cameras. EPIC also recommended strict limits on collection, use, law enforcement access and retention of body camera footage. In 2008, EPIC testified before the DC Council on video surveillance in the District. EPIC warned of the privacy and civil liberties risks of video surveillance and stated that any implementation of video surveillance required strong policy and procedures and independent oversight to protect citizen's rights. The DC Council adopted several of EPIC's proposals, including restrictions on the collect and use of personal information. EPIC: Testimony of Jeramie Scott re: Police Body Cameras (May 7, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/051315-scott-cam-testimony.html District of Columbia: Notice of Public Hearing (Apr. 21, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/051315-dc-cam-hearing-notice.html EPIC: Blog Post on Police Body Cameras (Jan. 29, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/051315-cam-blog.html EPIC: Video Surveillance https://epic.org/privacy/surveillance/ ======================================================================= [3] EPIC Sues DEA For Release of Privacy Assessments ======================================================================= EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in federal court to obtain details about the Drug Enforcement Administration's surveillance programs. Federal law requires federal agencies to publish Privacy Impact Assessments for all data collection programs. The agency, however, has failed to make PIAs available for many programs, including the massive cell phone metadata program "Hemisphere" and a nationwide license plate reader program. EPIC's initial February 2015 FOIA request asked the DEA for "1. All Privacy Impact Assessments the DEA has conducted that are not publicly available. 2. All Privacy Threshold Analysis documents and Initial Privacy Assessments the DEA has conducted since 2007 to present." EPIC filed suit after the DEA acknowledged the request but did not respond within the statutory deadline. Hemisphere is the largest telephone record collection program reported to date. The program allows law enforcement personnel in multiple agencies to access billions of phone records and attendant geolocation information of AT&T customers, as well as any non-customers whose communication is routed through an AT&T switch. EPIC has filed a related lawsuit against the FBI for that agency's Privacy Impact Assessments for several programs including Next Generation Identification. When completed, the NGI system will be the largest biometric database in the world, including biometric identifiers like the fingerprints, iris scans, DNA profiles, voice identification profiles, palm prints and photographs of US citizens. Millions of individuals who are neither criminals nor suspects will be included in the database, and many of these individuals will be unaware that their images and other biometric identifiers are being captured. EPIC: FOIA Complaint Against DEA (May 1, 2015) http://epic.org/foia/dea/pia/Complaint.pdf EPIC: Initial FOIA Request to FBI (Feb. 20, 2015) https://epic.org/foia/dea/pia/Request.pdf EPIC: EPIC v. DEA Privacy Impact Assessments https://epic.org/foia/dea/pia/ EPIC: EPIC v. DEA Hemisphere https://epic.org/foia/dea/hemisphere/ EPIC: EPIC v. FBI Next Generation Identification https://epic.org/foia/fbi/ngi/ ======================================================================= [4] EPIC Defends Privacy of Nickelodeon Viewers ======================================================================= EPIC has filed a "friend of the court" brief in In re Nickelodeon, a case involving the Video Privacy Protection Act. Media giant Viacom is the operator of various child-directed websites including Nick.com where children are encouraged to register and create personal profiles. Through these profiles, Viacom gathers children's information such as gender, birthday and unique profile name. When children stream videos or play games on Nick.com, Viacom creates a record of their gender and birthday - called the "rugrat" code - and the name of the video played. Viacom also places cookies on children's computers without consent. These cookies allow Viacom to gather information about users including IP address, device and browser settings, and browsing history, which Viacom then shares with Google. Viacom permits Google to place its own cookies on the computers, thus amassing enough data to theoretically create records of Personally Identifiable Information. EPIC's brief explained that the definition of PII in the Video Privacy Protection Act is "purposefully broad to ensure that the underlying intent of the Act - to safeguard personal information against unlawful disclosure - is preserved as technology evolves," adding that Viacom's claim of not collecting PII "is clearly contrary to the intent of Congress and the purpose of the Act (to safeguard privacy) because the recipient of the customer's data in this case is Google, the single biggest aggregator of personal information in the world." Thus, EPIC argued, "It is nonsensical to say that Google is unable to identify a user based on a combination of IP address, MAC address, and other browser cookie data; that is precisely what Google does best. It would be like concluding the company that produces the phone book is unable to deduce the identity of an individual based on their telephone number." The Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 was passed in reaction to the leak of US Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork's video rental records. The Act is not often invoked, but stands as one of the strongest protections of consumer privacy against data collection. EPIC: "Friend of the Court" Brief in In re: Nickelodeon (May 4, 2015) https://epic.org/amicus/vppa/nickelodeon/EPIC-Amicus.pdf EPIC: In re Nickelodeon Consumer Privacy Litigation https://epic.org/amicus/vppa/nickelodeon/ EPIC: Video Privacy Protection Act https://epic.org/privacy/vppa/ ======================================================================= [5] EPIC Launches State Policy Project ======================================================================= EPIC has launched the EPIC State Policy Project to track privacy and civil liberties legislation across the US. The program will identify new developments in state privacy policy and provide model legislation on select topics. It will also provide state policymakers and advocates with best practices and other resources to help guide their efforts in drafting effective state privacy legislation. Initially, EPIC will focus on a few specific issue areas in individual states, including student privacy (CA), drones (OR), consumer data security (MA), data breach notification (FL), location privacy (UT), genetic privacy (AK), the right to be forgotten (CA) and auto black boxes (WA). The EPIC State Policy Project builds on EPIC's extensive work in emerging privacy and civil liberties issues in the states. EPIC has previously argued in Congressional testimony that, particularly in the rapidly changing world of information security, states must be given room to innovate. The EPIC State Policy Project will allow EPIC to draw attention to such innovations. EPIC: State Policy Project https://epic.org/state-policy/ EPIC: Testimony before Congress re: SAFE Data Act (Jun. 15, 2011) http://epic.org/redirect/062111EPICtestimonyhousecommerce.html EPIC: State Student Privacy Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/student-privacy/ EPIC: State Drone and UAV Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/drones/ EPIC: State Consumer Data Security Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/consumer-data/ EPIC: State Data Breach Notification Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/data-breach/ EPIC: State Location Privacy Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/location-privacy/ EPIC: State Genetic Privacy Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/genetic-privacy/ EPIC: State Right to be Forgotten Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/rtbf/ EPIC: State Auto Black Boxes Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/edr/ ======================================================================= [6] News in Brief ======================================================================= EPIC to Recognize Richard Clarke, Tim Cook, AG Kamala Harris, Susan Linn at June Awards Dinner On June 1, 2015 in Washington, DC, EPIC will present the 2015 EPIC Champions of Freedom Awards to former National Coordinator for Security and Counter-Terrorism Richard Clarke, Apple CEO Tim Cook, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and co-founder and director of The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Susan Linn. Computer security expert Bruce Schneier and political analyst Hilary Rosen will host the gala event. Tickets are available to the public for purchase until May 22. EPIC: 2015 Champions of Freedom Dinner https://epic.org/june1/ Richard Clarke http://www.richardaclarke.net/bio.php Tim Cooke https://epic.org/redirect/051315-tim-cook-video.html Kamala Harris https://oag.ca.gov/about Susan Linn http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/staff Bruce Schneier https://www.schneier.com/ Hilary Rosen http://www.skdknick.com/staff/hilary-rosen/ House Committee Approves Surveillance Reform Bill The US House Judiciary Committee has voted to send the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 to the full House of Representatives for further consideration prior to the June 1 Patriot Act expiration deadline. The bill would end the NSA's controversial domestic telephone record collection program and establish new transparency requirements for Intelligence Court Orders, recommended by EPIC in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. EPIC also opposed renewal of the NSA's Section 215 orders and petitioned the US Supreme Court to suspend the program. US House: Markup of USA FREEDOM Act (Apr. 29, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/051315-freedom-act-markup.html US House: Text of USA FREEDOM Act (Apr. 28, 2015) https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr2048/BILLS-114hr2048ih.pdf EPIC: NSA: Verizon Phone Record Monitoring https://epic.org/privacy/nsa/verizon/ EPIC: FISA Court Orders 1979-2014 https://epic.org/privacy/wiretap/stats/fisa_stats.html EPIC: Testimony before US House on FISA Amendments Act (May 31, 2012) http://epic.org/redirect/061912-epic-fisa-amdt-statement.html EPIC et al.: Letter to WH and DOJ re: 215 Renewal (Jun. 17, 2014) https://epic.org/redirect/051315-coalition-215-letter.html EPIC: Petition to US Supreme Court re: Section 215 (Jul. 8, 2015) http://epic.org/EPIC-FISC-Mandamus-Petition.pdf House Members Introduce Student Privacy Bill Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) have introduced the "Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015." The student privacy bill would prohibit companies from selling student information, using student information for targeted advertising or otherwise disclosing student information for non-educational purposes. The Act would implement portions of EPIC's Student Privacy Bill of Rights, including granting students access to their personal information collected by companies and requiring companies to provide notice of data security breaches. The bill is modeled on a new student privacy law in California. Reps. Messer/Polis: Text of Student Privacy Act of 2015 (Apr. 27, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/051315-messer-polis-student-bill.html EPIC: Student Privacy Bill of Rights https://epic.org/privacy/student/bill-of-rights.html EPIC: Student Privacy https://epic.org/privacy/student/ EPIC: State Student Privacy Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/student-privacy/ ======================================================================= [7] EPIC in the News ======================================================================= "House panel asking groups for FOIA complaints." The Hill, May 11, 2015. http://thehill.com/policy/technology/241604-house-panel-asking- groups-for-foia-complaints "Employing Technology to Ensure Privacy." Bank Info Security, May 11, 2015. http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/employing-technology-to-ensure- privacy-a-8215 "Landmark ruling on NSA sweep pushes case for stronger surveillance reforms." Al Jazeera America, May 9, 2015. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/5/9/federal-court- deals-death.html "Analysis: who should become the first UN rapporteur on privacy?" The Privacy Surgeon, May 9, 2015. http://www.privacysurgeon.org/blog/incision/analysis-who-should- become-the-first-un-rapporteur-on-privacy/ "Is your student's homework data private?" Indianapolis Star, May 8, 2015. http://www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2015/05/08/students- homework-data-private/26976975/ "Messer pushing for student data privacy protections." The Courier- Journal [KY], May 8, 2015. http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/indiana/2015/05/09/ messer-pushing-student-data-privacy-protections/27030435/ "Privacy Group Backs Nick.com Users Against Google And Viacom." MediaPost, May 8, 2015. http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/249596/privacy- group-backs-nickcom-users-against-google.html "Background Briefing with Ian Masters." NPR, May 7, 2015. http://ianmasters.com/content/may-7-latest-results-uk-elections- nsa-bulk-collection-under-patriot-act-struck-down-greece-w "The NSA Isn't Likely to Miss Its Illegal Bulk Phone Collection Program." Foreign Policy, May 7, 2015. http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/07/the-nsa-isnt-likely-to-miss- its-illegal-bulk-phone-collection-program/ "White House Evaluating New Court Ruling Declaring NSA Data-Collection Program Illegal." Dark Reading (Information Week), May 7, 2015. http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/white-house-evaluating-new-court- ruling-declaring-nsa-data-collection-program-illegal/d/d-id/1320332 "Public drones equipped with facial recognition software raise privacy concerns." Biometric Update, May 7, 2015. http://www.biometricupdate.com/201505/public-drones-equipped-with- facial-recognition-software-raise-privacy-concerns "Drones Could Become Flying Peeping Toms, Privacy Experts Warn." BuzzFeed News, May 6, 2015. http://www.buzzfeed.com/danvergano/privacy-experts-warn-of- peeping-drones-spying-on-all-of-us#.waea48dpr "Santa Clara County drive to acquire cellphone tracker derailed." San Jose Mercury News, May 6, 2015. http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_28062742/santa- clara-county-drive-acquire-cell-phone-tracker "The Justice Department Is Reviewing Its Secret Cell Phone Tracking Programs." BuzzFeed News, May 4, 2015. http://www.buzzfeed.com/hamzashaban/the-justice-department-is- reviewing-its-secret-cell-phone-tr#.yml27GkEj "If passwords can't protect your account, can fingerprints do the trick?" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 4, 2015. http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2015/05/04/If- passwords-can-t-protect-your-account-can-fingerprints-do-the- trick/stories/201505040016 "Google's $8.5 Million Privacy Settlement Faces Appeal." MediaPost, May 4, 2015. http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/249022/googles-85- million-privacy-settlement-faces-app.html "Why body cameras don't solve everything." CNN, May 3, 2015. http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/03/politics/body-camera-challenges/ index.html "France aviation giant files complaints over US spy claims." Jurist, May 1, 2015. http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/05/france-aviation-giant-files- complaints-over-us-spy-claims.php "Associations on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Give Amazon a Chance." Associations Now, May 1, 2015. http://associationsnow.com/2015/05/associations-unmanned-aerial- vehicles-give-amazon-chance/ "Congress Schools Education Apps On Student Privacy." BuzzFeed News, Apr. 30, 2015. http://www.buzzfeed.com/hamzashaban/congress-schools-education- apps-on-student-privacy#.avkOr5EwA "ACLU fears 'mass suspicionless surveillance' via law enforcement drone use." Fierce Government IT, Apr. 29, 2015. http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/aclu-fears-mass- suspicionless-surveillance-law-enforcement-drone-use/2015-04-29 "Activists, Companies Have Mixed Reaction to Proposed Student Privacy Law." Heartlander News, Apr. 29, 2015. http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2015/04/29/activists- companies-have-mixed-reaction-proposed-student-privacy-law-1 "Congress receives bill to protect student privacy." Pittsburgh Post- Gazette, Apr. 29, 2015. http://www.post-gazette.com/local/2015/04/29/Bill-to-protect- student-privacy-introduced-in-Congress/stories/201504290182 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 privacythey 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 ======================================================================= Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Speaker: EPIC Associate Director Khaliah Barnes. Cambridge, MA, May 20, 2015. For More Information: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/. "Privacy in the Modern Age." National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA, May 26, 2015. For More Information: http://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/ privacy-in-the-modern-age-the-search-for-solutions. NYU Law School Presents ""Symposium on Government Access to Data in the Cloud." Speaker: EPIC Senior Counsel Alan Butler. New York: May 26-27, 2015. For More Information: http://www.lawandsecurity.org/May-26-27-2015. 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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