EPIC Alert 22.10

======================================================================= E P I C A l e r t ======================================================================= Volume 22.10 May 28, 2015 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, DC http://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_22.10.html "Defend Privacy. Support EPIC." http://epic.org/support ======================================================================= Table of Contents ======================================================================= [1] White House Begins Shutdown of NSA Bulk Collection Program [2] Justice Department Releases Drone Privacy Guidance [3] States Move to Regulate Police Body Cameras [4] Pew: Americans Feel Strongly About Privacy, Control Over Data [5] EPIC to Host Champions of Freedom Dinner and Awards Ceremony June 1 [6] News in Brief [7] EPIC in the News [8] EPIC Book Review: 'Privacy in the Age of Big Data' [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 here: https://www.epic.org/june1 ======================================================================= [1] White House Begins Shutdown of NSA Bulk Collection Program ======================================================================= According to media reports, the Obama Administration has decided not to renew the legal authority for the NSA's bulk telephone record collection program. The White House stated it would begin shutting down the program after May 22 if Congress did not pass legislation to reauthorize the Section 215 authority. That deadline has passed and the NSA has begun "sundowning" the program in anticipation of the authority's June 1 expiration. A number of events in May appeared to presage the White House's decision. The DOJ's Office of the Inspector General released a report detailing the FBI's use of Section 215 and warning that "significant oversight" is required. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the program exceeded the NSA's legal authority under Section 215. Also in May, the US House passed the USA Freedom Act of 2015. The Freedom Act would reform the surveillance authority under the Patriot Act, including section 215, and add additional transparency requirements. After failing to pass Act, the Senate is expected to take up the bill on May 31, the day before key provisions of the Patriot Act expire. EPIC and a coalition of privacy organizations had previously urged the President to end the program, which he said he would do in 2014. "The decision to renew the Section 215 authority is solely within the authority of the Department of Justice," the coalition stated. In 2013, EPIC filed a petition in the US Supreme Court, supported by technical experts, legal scholars, and former members of the Church Committee, arguing that the program was unlawful. "It is simply not possible that every phone record in the possession of a telecommunications firm could be relevant to an authorized investigation," EPIC explained. National Journal: "NSA Starts Shutting Down Mass-Spying Program" (May 23, 2015) http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/nsa-starts-to-shut-down-mass- spying-program-20150523 DOJ: Memo: Effect of Sunset on Expiring Authorities (May 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-doj-215-sundowning.html DOJ OIG: Report on FBI's Use of Section 215 (May 2015) https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2015/o1505.pdf EPIC et al.: Letter re: Ending Bulk Collection Program (Jun. 17, 2014) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-coalition-2014-215-letter.html The White House: Statement on Sec. 215 Program (Mar. 27, 2014) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-wh-215-statement.html EPIC: Petition to End Bulk Metadata Program (July 8, 2013) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-scotus-215-mandamus.html US Congress: USA Freedom Act of 2015 https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr2048/BILLS-114hr2048pcs.pdf EPIC: In re EPIC NSA Telephone Record Surveillance https://epic.org/privacy/nsa/in-re-epic/ ======================================================================= [2] Justice Department Releases Drone Privacy Guidance ======================================================================= The US Justice Department has released a "Policy Guidance" document for federal agencies using drones. The Guidance bans the use of drones to monitor activities protected by the First Amendment, requires routine logs of drone flights and mandates the protection of civil liberties and privacy in all cases. It also specifies that personnel "may never use UAS to engage in discrimination that runs counter to the Department's policies on race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity." The Guidance recognizes that drones used for investigative purposes "must be operated consistent with the U.S. Constitution," particularly the Fourth Amendment, which "requires law enforcement to seek a warrant in circumstances in which a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy." The document articulates an "overall principle" on whether to use drones at all. "Department personnel must consider and, if reasonable based on the facts and circumstances of the investigation, use the least intrusive means to accomplish an operational need," the document says. However, drone use "does not create any right, benefit, trust, or responsibility" enforceable against the United States government. EPIC supports the DOJ's recommendations and has testified before the US Senate in support of a comprehensive drone privacy law, encouraging Congress to require drone operators to obtain drone licenses and to submit detailed reports on their use of drones.. In April 2015, EPIC filed extensive comments with the FAA, urging the agency to propose drone privacy safeguards. In 2012, EPIC led a coalition of over 100 experts and organizations in petitioning the FAA to establish privacy protections prior to the deployment of commercial drones in the US. DOJ: Policy Guidance: Domestic Use of UAS (May 23, 2015) http://www.justice.gov/file/441266/download EPIC: Comments to FAA on Proposed Drone Rulemaking (Apr. 24, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-epic-drone-comments.html EPIC: US Senate Testimony on Drones (Mar. 20, 2013) https://epic.org/redirect/121014-drone-testimony.html EPIC: EPIC v. FAA https://www.epic.org/privacy/litigation/apa/faa/drones/ EPIC: Drones and UAVs https://epic.org/privacy/drones/ ======================================================================= [3] States Move to Regulate Police Body Cameras ======================================================================= The states of Florida and North Dakota have passed new laws regarding the availability of police cam footage under public records laws. Florida's law exempts from public records law any body camera video obtained inside a private residence; a health care, mental health care or social services facility; or taken in a place that a reasonable person would expect to be private. The law also stipulates that law enforcement agencies are required to disclose the footage upon request "to a person recorded by a body camera" or that person's "personal representative"; however, law enforcement "may disclose only those portions that are relevant to the person's presence in the recording." North Dakota's law exempts any images "taken by a law enforcement officer or a firefighter with a body camera or similar device and which is taken in a private place" from open records law. Maryland, Arizona and Colorado also have passed laws creating study committees regarding police-worn body cameras. EPIC opposes the use of "police cams" and recently warned Congress that body cameras could "become the next surveillance technology disproportionately aimed at the most marginalized members of society." EPIC's testimony pointed to the potential liability for cities if harmful images are posted online. EPIC explained that there are "more productive means to achieve police accountability that do not carry the risk of increasing surveillance," and stressed that if body cameras are deployed, police departments must comply with all privacy and open government laws. EPIC has also testified before the DC City Council on the issue. EPIC: State Policy Project https://epic.org/state-policy/ EPIC: State Law Enforcement Body Camera Policies https://epic.org/state-policy/police-cams/ State of Florida: Chapter 2015-41 (May 21, 2015) http://laws.flrules.org/2015/41 State of North Dakota: HB1264 (2015) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-nd-body-cams.html EPIC: Congressional Testimony on Body Cameras (May 19, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/052715-epic-congress-cam.html EPIC: Testimony before DC Council re: Police Body Cameras (May 7, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/051315-scott-cam-testimony.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/ ======================================================================= [4] Pew: Americans Feel Strongly About Privacy, Control Over Data ======================================================================= The Pew Research Center has published a new poll focusing on Americans' views on data collection and security. According to the Pew survey, "Americans' Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance," 74% of Americans polled believe control over personal information is "very important," yet only 9% believe they have such control. The survey documents Americans' increasing feelings of "data insecurity" in the two years since the NSA revelations and the ongoing data breaches of some of America's largest companies. "Many want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that information private and secure," the survey says. Pew polled 500 Americans in September 2014, with follow-up focus groups in December 2014. The survey also reported on how Americans view government data collection and use. According to Pew, Americans value the ability to share confidential matters with another trusted person, yet believe they are subjects of day-to-day surveillance. They support greater limitations on and enhanced oversight of government surveillance programs. Sixty-five percent of American adults polled believe the limits on the telephone and Internet data that the government collects are inadequate. Survey participants held similar qualms about the collection and use of consumer data. The vast majority want limits on how long companies retain records about their activities. According to Pew, "most Americans feel that 'a few months' or less is long enough to store most records of their activity." However, "Americans have little confidence that their data will remain private and secureparticularly when it comes to data collected by online advertisers." EPIC maintains an Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools and resources on Public Opinion and Privacy. EPIC also petitioned the US Supreme Court to halt NSA surveillance of domestic telephone calls. Pew Research: Survey on Attitudes about Privacy and Data (May 20, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/052715-pew-data-privacy.html EPIC: Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools https://epic.org/privacy/tools.html EPIC: Public Opinion on Privacy https://epic.org/privacy/survey/ EPIC: Big Data and the Future of Privacy https://epic.org/privacy/big-data/ ======================================================================= [5] EPIC to Host Champions of Freedom Dinner and Awards Ceremony June 1 ======================================================================= On June 1, 2015, EPIC hosts the annual Champions of Freedom Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Washington, DC's Fairfax Hotel on Embassy Row. 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. Richard A. Clarke served for 30 years in the US government, including an unprecedented 10 continuous years as a White House official, assisting three consecutive presidents. Since leaving government in 2003, Mr. Clarke has served as an on-air consultant for ABC News, taught at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, managed a consulting firm, chaired the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute and written seven books, both fiction and nonfiction, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies and, most recently, Sting of the Drone. Clarke has been a long-time advocate for greater limitations on and oversight of government surveillance programs. Clarke receives the EPIC 2015 Champion of Freedom Award for his efforts to reform government surveillance and to safeguard freedom and privacy. Tim Cook has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Inc. since 2011. He oversees the most profitable company in the world, yet remains firmly committed to consumer privacy, influentially demonstrating that profits and privacy are not mutually exclusive. In a February 2015 speech at the White House Cybersecurity Summit, Cook said, "If those of us in positions of responsibility fail to do everything in our power to protect the right of privacy, we risk something far more valuable than money; we risk our way of life. Fortunately, technology gives us the tools to avoid these risks. And it is my sincere hope that by using them, and by working together, we will." Cook receives the 2015 EPIC Champion of Freedom Award for his passionate and principled defense of privacy and personalfreedom. Kamala Harris is the Attorney General of the State of California. She is the first woman, first African-American and the first South Asian to hold the office in the history of California. As Attorney General, Harris has led California's exemplary approach to data privacy enforcement, overseeing the enforcement of California's myriad of state privacy laws and publishing best practice guidance, compliance advisories and privacy reports. Harris receives the 2015 EPIC Champion of Freedom Award for her remarkable achievements defending the privacy rights of consumers across California. Susan Linn is the co-founder and director of The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and a psychologist at Harvard Medical School. Linn has been a staunch defender of children's privacy for over a decade. Most recently her organization turned down $290,000 from a controversial consumer privacy settlement concerning Facebook's Sponsored Stories, explaining, "We now believe that this settlement is actually worse than no settlement. It harms vulnerable teenagers and their families under the guise of helping them . . . we cannot benefit form a settlement which we now realize is harmful to children and will impede future efforts to protect minors' privacy on Facebook." Linn receives the 2015 EPIC Champion of Freedom Award for her courage and integrity in the defense of privacy for children. Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, labaled "a security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books, including "Liars and Outliers" and "Data and Goliath," as well as hundreeds of articles, essays and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Cryptogram" and blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and an Advisory Board member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He is also the Chief Technology Officer of Co3 Systems, Inc. Schneier receives the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his career-long dedication to privacy and freedom. Hillary Rosen is the Managing Director of SKD Knickerbocker, a public affairs agency in Washington, DC. As the former political director and editor-at-large of HuffingtonPost.com, current on-air contributor at CNN, and a Sunday show regular, Rosen navigates the media from the perspective of a thought leader. She is the founder of Business Forward and Rock the Vote and currently serves on several nonprofit boards including the Center for American Progress Action Fund. A recent poll by her firm found that mostAmericans favor a "right to be forgotten" and that Americans want stronger privacy protections against government surveillance. Registration for the event at https://epic.org/june1. If you cannot attend, please consider donating to EPIC at https://epic.givezooks.com/events/epic-s-champion-of-freedom-awards-dinner-2015. Richard Clarke http://www.richardaclarke.net/bio.php Tim Cook: Speech at White House Cybersecurity Summit (Feb. 2015) 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/ ======================================================================= [6] News in Brief ======================================================================= EPIC, Coalition to President: No Encryption Backdoors EPIC and a coalition of civil society organizations and security experts have urged President Obama to reject a proposal to weaken encryption used in US products. Administration officials, including FBI Director James Comey, have advocated for broken encryption to enable law enforcement access to private communications. The coalition's letter details how weakened encryption undermines cybersecurity and economic security. EPIC previously led the effort to oppose the "Clipper Chip," the NSA's proposal for key escrow encryption that would have severely crippled the privacy and security of online communication. EPIC also recently expressed support for encryption and anonymity in a letter to a UN Rapporteur. EPIC et al.: Letter to President re: Encryption (May 19, 2015) https://epic.org/security/Encryption-Letter-to-Obama-05-19-15.pdf FBI: Transcript of Director Comey on Encryption (Oct. 16, 2014) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-comey-encryption.html EPIC: Clipper Chip https://epic.org/crypto/clipper/ EPIC: Letter to UN Rapporteur on Encryption (Feb. 10, 2015) https://epic.org/misc/EPIC-UNCHR-ltr-02-2015.pdf California AG Urges Congress to Reform Data Breach Notification Bill California Attorney General Kamala Harris has admonished the US House Energy and Commerce Committee about the proposed Data Security and Breach Notification Act. "I urge you to recognize the important role that states play in developing innovative approaches to consumer protection, and to reject a one-size-fits all law that establishes a ceiling rather than a floor on data security and data breach notification and consumer protection," Harris wrote in a letter to Committee leadership. California's Constitution guarantees the right to privacy, and California passed the first-ever state data breach notification law. EPIC has also warned that the House bill would preempt stronger state laws and strip the FCC of authority to defend consumer privacy. Harris is being recognized at EPIC's June 1 Champions of Freedom awards dinner. Congress.gov: Data Security and Breach Notification Act (Jan. 13, 2015) https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/177 State of CA: California Constitution Article 1: Declaration of Rights http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_1 State of CA: Data Protection Law (Feb. 2002) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-ca-2002-dp-law.html EPIC: "Data Breach Bill Would Preempt State Law, Weaken FCC Authority" (Mar. 13, 2015) https://epic.org/2015/03/data-breach-bill-would-preempt.html FTC: Press Release on Data Breach Fines (Oct. 24, 2014) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-ftc-breach-fines.html Senators Markey, Hatch Propose Student Privacy Act Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have reintroduced the "Protecting Student Privacy Act." The Act would strengthen the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a federal student privacy law. The Protecting Student Privacy Act would also implement several of the recommendations EPIC set out in the Student Privacy Bill of Rights, including data security safeguards, students' access to personal information held by companies, prohibiting the use of student data for marketing purposes and minimizing the personal information schools transfer to third parties. Sen Ed Markey (D-MA): Text of "Protecting Student Privacy Act of 2015" https://epic.org/redirect/052715-markey-privacy-act.html EPIC: Student Privacy https://epic.org/privacy/student/ EPIC: Student Privacy Bill of Rights https://epic.org/privacy/student/bill-of-rights.html New Drone Privacy Law Signed by Florida Governor Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has signed a new law prohibiting the use of drones to intentionally record images of people on private property if a reasonable expectation of privacy exists. The law applies to law enforcement and private individuals, and provides for civil damages and injunctive relief. The law follows Florida's 2013 law requiring that police obtain a warrant to use drones to collect evidence. Many states are considering similar legislation and EPIC's State Policy Project is monitoring bills nationwide. EPIC has also testified before Congress in support of comprehensive drone privacy legislation, argued before the New Mexico Supreme Court in support of the warrant requirement and sued the FAA for failing to establish drone privacy safeguards. State of FL: "Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act" (May 14, 2015) http://laws.flrules.org/2015/26 State of FL: 2013 "Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act" http://laws.flrules.org/2013/33 EPIC: State Drone and UAV Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/drones/ EPIC: Congressional Testimony on Drones (Mar. 13, 2013) https://epic.org/redirect/121014-drone-testimony.html EPIC: State v. Davis https://epic.org/amicus/drones/new-mexico/davis/ EPIC: EPIC v. FAA https://epic.org/privacy/litigation/apa/faa/drones/ ======================================================================= [7] EPIC in the News ======================================================================= "5 Ways to Take Back Tech." The Nation, May 27, 2015. http://www.thenation.com/article/208057/5-ways-take-back-tech "Commentary: Establishing drone guidelines an important privacy measure." Palm Beach Post, May 26, 2015. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/opinion/commentary- establishing-drone-guidelines-an-import/nmN58/ "2 Hit By Drone at Memorial Day Parade Near Boston." Newsmax, May 26, 2015. http://www.newsmax.com/US/drones-memorial-day-parade-boston/2015/ 05/26/id/646748/#ixzz3bGsMA3SK "Woes of Password Protection." Valley News [PA], May 24, 2015. http://www.vnews.com/specialpublications/businessxml/16915144-95/ woes-of-password-protection "Staying ahead on privacy and drones." Op-Ed by EPIC President Marc Rotenberg. The Times-News [NC], May 23, 2015. http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/staying-ahead- on-privacy-and-drones-1.481989 "As smartwatches gain traction, personal data privacy worries mount." CIO, May 22, 2015. http://www.cio.com/article/2925835/smartwatches/as-smartwatches- gain-traction-personal-data-privacy-worries-mount.html?page=2 "FAA needs to set rules on drone surveillance," Op-Ed by EPIC President Marc Rotenberg. Philadelphia Enquirer, May 21, 2015. http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20150521_FAA_needs_to_set_ rules_on_drone_surveillance.html#f7WrbcWeWtS2Ql1k.99 "Their View: Hacking threat to PSU students is real." Centre Daily Times [PA], May 21, 2015. http://www.centredaily.com/2015/05/21/4759480_their-view-hacking- threat-to-psu.html?rh=1 "Big Brother's 2015 Customer Experience Strategy." Business 2 Community, May 21, 2015. http://www.business2community.com/customer-experience/ big-brothers-2015-customer-experience-strategy-01232155 "FAA Says Watchdog's Drone Privacy Suit Is Premature." Law360, May 19, 2015. http://www.law360.com/articles/657500/faa-says-watchdog-s-drone- privacy-suit-is-premature "DHS Internet Kill Switch: No Checks & Balances or Court Oversight and FOIA Requests Denied." The Christian Post, May 18, 2015. http://blogs.christianpost.com/the-good-fight/dhs-internet-kill- switch-no-checks-balances-or-court-oversight-and-foia-requests- denied-25628/ "No consensus on how to replace passwords." La Crosse Tribune [WI], May 17, 2015. http://lacrossetribune.com/no-consensus-on-how-to-replace- passwords/article_da0236e8-6e46-5cf3-9c2a-615efb27d103.html "Court keeps cellphone network 'kill switch' a secret." Cult of Mac, May 15, 2015. http://www.cultofmac.com/322933/court-keeps-cellphone-network-kill- switch-a-secret/#Z0by1pP2LvDxvf3h.99 "Court won't force US to divulge secret strategy to cut mobile phone service." Ars Technica, May 15, 2015. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/05/court-wont-force-us-to- divulge-secret-strategy-to-cut-mobile-phone-service/ "'Big Win' for Big Brother: NSA Celebrates the Bill That's Designed to Cuff Them." The Daily Beast, May 14, 2015. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/14/nsa-loves-the- nothing-burger-spying-reform-bill.html?via=twitter_page "Would you let your employer track your location 24/7??" The Christian Science Monitor, May 13, 2015. http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2015/0513/Would-you-let-your- employer-track-your-location-24-7 For More EPIC in the News: http://epic.org/news/epic_in_news.html ======================================================================= [8] EPIC Book Review: 'Privacy in the Age of Big Data' ======================================================================= "Privacy in the Age of Big Data," Theresa M. Payton and Theodore Claypoole http://amzn.to/1BpRZos Big Data is a ravenous monster, barely controlled by its corporate and government keepers. You are barely a mouthful for Big Data's insatiable appetite. When Big Data swallows you up and chomps you to bits, you and your personal information - your late-night self-diagnoses, casual hookups or walk through the supermarket - are robbed of dignity, autonomy and choices. And personal privacy, say the authors of "Privacy in the Age of Big Data," hinges on freedom of choice: "When your privacy is protected, you are free to choose how much of your sensitive information to expose, to whom you will expose it, and, in some cases, how others can use the information." Private information is a kind of property, they argue, and you should own it. You just don't. Despite the book's title, privacy veterans Theresa Payton and Theodore Claypoole often set aside the idea of Big Data in the strictest sense, and constantly remind their readers that any kind of personal data can be abused by anyone. Your data is at risk two ways: all by itself (e.g., real-time tracking of your location on a mobile phone) and as one of the pixels that make up the picture of you which, they add, is often inaccurate and detrimental. Harvesting of personally identifiable information is not going away. Big Data will not be sent back to the doghouse; in fact, the authors never stop reminding you that at this very moment it is clawing through your credit card purchases and correlating them with your zip code, your children's ages and how many times per day you check Facebook. Payton and Claypoole's writing is more synthesis than revelation; privacy sophisticates might find the book too broad and superficial. But they should still read it, and recommend it to colleagues approaching privacy for the first time. It's a surprisingly quick read - and a pretty depressing one. We made the Big Data monster ourselves, the authors say, and society has benefitted in many ways. But our data will continue to be exploited by others until we demand changes, even small ones. "Privacy in the Age of Big Data" is not a radical rethinking of the US privacy landscape. Rather, it's a call to win seemingly minor skirmishes in a larger, perhaps fundamentally lost battle, where our best efforts will only extract the remnants of our privacy from the monster's maw and guard them closely. -- EC Rosenberg =================================== 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 ======================================================================= 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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