EPIC Alert 22.11

======================================================================= E P I C A l e r t ======================================================================= Volume 22.11 June 16, 2015 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, DC http://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_22.11.html "Defend Privacy. Support EPIC." http://epic.org/support ======================================================================= Table of Contents ======================================================================= [1] USA FREEDOM Act Ends NSA Section 215 Bulk Collection [2] Apple's Cook Backs Privacy, Crypto, Freedom at EPIC Awards Dinner [3] Massive Breach Could Expose Data of All Federal Employees [4] EPIC, NGOs Propose Open Government, Privacy Goals for US [5] Survey: Americans Say Trading Data for Services is Unfair [6] News in Brief [7] EPIC in the News [8] EPIC Bookstore [9] Upcoming Conferences and Events ======================================================================= [1] USA FREEDOM Act Ends NSA Section 215 Bulk Collection ======================================================================= President Obama has signed into law the USA FREEDOM Act, which ends the NSA's 14-year practice of bulk collection of domestic telephone records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The FREEDOM Act, sponsored by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Lee (R-TX), provides the NSA with six months to transition to a system in which phone call records remain with private companies and are searchable only through a court order. The Act also establishes new transparency and accountability rules for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, for example by appointing a public advocate for the Court, which until now only heard arguments from government lawyers. Senator Leahy described the new legislation as "the most significant surveillance reform in decades." In May 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found the government's interpretation of Section 215 unlawful. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Board concluded that the program was not effective and had not prevented any terrorist incidents. The President's own Review Group stated that the NSA's bulk collection of metadata had not prevented threats against the United States and recommended termination. The FREEDOM Act, however, leaves untouched many of the NSA's controversial surveillance programs, including those under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. Although directed at non-US persons, surveillance under Section 702 collects vast amounts of American communications. A recent Pew survey showed that 57% of Americans say that it is unacceptable for the US government to monitor the communications of US citizens. EPIC testified before the House Judiciary Committee in 2012 on the need to reform the Surveillance Court. EPIC President Marc Rotenberg recommended improvements including public reporting procedures for FISA Court opinions, published statistics for court orders and a provision for an increased web presence or other source of easily accessible data. In 2013, EPIC filed a petition in the US Supreme Court, arguing that Section 215 program was unlawful. In a mandamus petition to the Court, EPIC wrote, "It is simply not possible that every phone record in the possession of a telecommunications firm could be relevant to an authorized investigation. Such an interpretation of Section 1861 would render meaningless the qualifying phrases contained in the provision and eviscerate the purpose of the Act." In 2014, EPIC and a broad coalition similarly urged the President to end NSA bulk data collection. The coalition stated "The Section 215 Bulk Telephony Metadata Program is unconstitutional and violates the plain text of Section 215 and the purpose of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The call detail records collected under the program are not specifically tailored or limited to a particular investigation; the NSA collects all records including the records of hundreds of millions of Americans who are under no suspicion of wrongdoing. Furthermore, the Verizon Order violates the plain text of Section 215 because it requires the production of hundreds of millions of private call records that are not 'relevant' to any national security investigation." US Congress: Text of USA FREEDOM Act (Jun. 2, 2015) https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2048 DOJ OIG: Report on FBI's Use of Section 215 (May 2015) https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2015/o1505.pdf PCLOB: Report on Section 215 (Jan. 23, 2014) http://epic.org/redirect/012814-pclob-metadata-report.html President's Review Board: Report on Surveillance (Dec. 12, 2013) http://epic.org/redirect/122013-WH-NSA-report.html Pew: Americans' Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden (Mar. 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/032715-pew-privacy.html The White House: Statement on Sec. 215 Program (Mar. 27, 2014) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-wh-215-statement.html EPIC: Testimony before House on the FISA Amendments Act (May 31, 2012) http://epic.org/redirect/061912-epic-fisa-amdt-statement.html EPIC et al.: Letter to President and AG re: Section 215 (Jun. 17, 2014) https://epic.org/redirect/052715-coalition-2014-215-letter.html EPIC: In re EPIC - NSA Telephone Record Surveillance https://epic.org/privacy/nsa/in-re-epic/ ======================================================================= [2] Apple's Cook Backs Privacy, Crypto, Freedom at EPIC Awards Dinner ======================================================================= Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an impassioned speech at the June 1, 2015 EPIC Champions of Freedom awards dinner in Washington, DC. Cook, said that the erosion of privacy represents a threat to the American way of life. "Like many of you, we at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security," Cook said. "We believe that people have a fundamental right to privacy. The American people demand it, the Constitution demands it, morality demands it." Cook distinguished Apple from other tech companies as a champion of consumer privacy and user control over personal data. "I'm speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information. They're gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that's wrong. And it's not the kind of company that Apple wants to be." Apple, Cook said, "doesn't want your data": "We believe the customer should be in control of their own information. You might like these so-called free services, but we don't think they're worth having your email, your search history and now even your family photos data mined and sold off for god knows what advertising purpose. And we think some day, customers will see this for what it is," he added. Cook also stated his opposition to government efforts to weaken encryption: "Weakening encryption, or taking it away, harms good people that are using it for the right reasons. And ultimately, I believe it has a chilling effect on our First Amendment rights and undermines our country's founding principles." 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." Other recipients of the 2015 EPIC Champion of Freedom Award were cybersecurity expert Richard A. Clarke, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and founder and Director of the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood, Susan Linn. Bruce Schneier received the 2015 EPIC Lifetime Achievement Award. EPIC: 2015 Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner (Jun. 1, 2015) https://epic.org/june1/ EPIC: Photo of Tim Cook Award Speech (Jun. 1, 2015) https://epic.org/i/tim-cook-CFA.jpg CSPAN: Tim Cook White House Cybersecurity Summit Speech (Feb. 13, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/051315-tim-cook-video.html ======================================================================= [3] Massive Breach Could Expose Data of All Federal Employees ======================================================================= The US Office of Personnel Management has announced a massive data breach in the federal government's employee database. According to initial agency reports, the breach exposed the personal data - including home addresses, SSNs and financial information - of 4 million government workers. Several days later, OPM officials acknowledged that sensitive security clearance information about both federal employees and contractors had been hacked, including applicants' financial histories and investment records, children's and relatives' names, foreign trips taken, and contacts with foreign nationals, past residences and names of neighbors and close friends. Now, according to reports in various news sources, it appears that the records of every single federal employee, or closer to 14 million, may have been compromised. Although 432 million online accounts were hacked in 2014, Congress has failed to update US privacy laws or pass cybersecurity legislation. EPIC has urged the White House and Congress to enact legislation that strengthens safeguards for consumer information and promotes data minimization practices. In comments to the White House, EPIC has cited federal agencies' failure to secure personal information. In 2010, EPIC submitted a "friend of the court" brief in the US Supreme Court case NASA v. Nelson, urging the Justices to protect the privacy of scientists working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. EPIC warned that federal agencies are not able to protect the information they collect. EPIC urged the Supreme Court to recognize a right of "informational privacy" that would establish limits on the sensitive personal information gathered by government agencies. OPM: Press Release on Data Breach (Jun. 4, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-opm-breach.html Wired: "Why The OPM Breach Is Such a Security and Privacy Debacle" (Jun. 11, 2015) http://www.wired.com/2015/06/opm-breach-security-privacy-debacle/ CNN: "Half of American Adults Hacked This Year" (May 28, 2014) http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/28/technology/security/hack-data-breach EPIC: Testimony before Senate on Cyber and DP (Jun 15, 2011) http://epic.org/redirect/062111EPICtestimonyhousecommerce.html EPIC: Testimony before House on Cyber and DP (Sep. 14, 2011) http://financialservices.house.gov/uploadedfiles/091411rotenberg.pdf EPIC: NASA v. Nelson https://epic.org/amicus/nasavnelson/ EPIC: Big Data https://epic.org/privacy/big-data/ EPIC: Social Security Numbers https://epic.org/privacy/ssn/ ======================================================================= [4] EPIC, NGOs Propose Open Government, Privacy Goals for US ======================================================================= EPIC and a coalition of civil society groups have set out recommendations for the US National Action Plan, an initiative pursued by countries and NGOs participating in the international Open Government Partnership. EPIC and the other US NGOs urged the United States to commit to several goals, including publication of FISA Court opinions, improving FOIA and strengthening privacy safeguards. With regard to the US Open Government Directive, the coaltion wrote, "The Open Government Directive is one of the Administration's signature open government policies. Among other things, it requires each agency to publish, at least every two years, a plan to make it more open, participatory, and collaborative. In the first National Action Plan, the Administration committed to monitoring implementation of agencies' open government plans. Many agencies - with notable exceptions - have published the required updates of their plans, but the public does not always see the work being done by agencies to implement those plans." The coalition previously recommended that the Obama Administration create an open government dashboard to monitor agencies' progress. As a result, the coalition wrote, "The White House should require agencies report on their progress and make those reports available to the public on their websites and centrally on the WhiteHouse.gov/Open page." The coalition identified the Department of Justice and the Social Security Administration's dashboard pages as a model for agencies to transparently implement their plans. EPIC and others have previously called on President Obama to address weaknesses in open government administration and to support FOIA reform. "The FOIA remains one of the most effective tools for the public to know what its government is up to, but changing agency practices under that statute to meet your transparency goals has been especially challenging. Accordingly, we have identified six core components we believe at a minimum must be legislatively mandated in order to achieve your FOIA agenda," EPIC wrote. Among these six components were a call to codify of the presumption of disclosure over secrecy and a ban on keeping secret agency memoranda and other internal documents that are more than 25 years old. NGO Coalition: National Action Plan 2015 (Jun. 9, 2015) https://epic.org/open_gov/Model-Action-Plan-NAP-Final-20150609.pdf Open Government Partnership: National Action Plan Guidelines http://www.opengovpartnership.org/how-it-works/action-plans EPIC: Letter to White House re: Open Government (Oct. 23, 2014) http://foia.rocks/recommendations.html OMB: Letter to Agency Heads on Open Government Directive (Dec. 8, 2009) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-omb-agency-foia.html EPIC: Open Government https://epic.org/open_gov/ EPIC: FOIA Cases http://www.epic.org/foia/ EPIC: FOIA.ROCKS foia.rocks ======================================================================= [5] Survey: Americans Say Trading Data for Services is Unfair ======================================================================= The University of Pennsylvania has released a new study, "The Tradeoff Fallacy: How Marketers Are Misrepresenting American Consumers And Opening Them Up to Exploitation." The study found that "a majority of Americans are resigned to giving up their data - and that is why many appear to be engaged in tradeoffs. . .Rather than feeling able to make choices, Americans believe it is futile to manage what companies can learn about them. Our study reveals that more than half do not want to lose control over their information but also believe this loss of control has already happened." The study interviewed 1,506 Americans of voting age. Ninety-one percent of respondents disagreed with the statement "If companies give me a discount, it is a fair exchange for them to collect information about me without my knowing." Although 84% of Americans "want to have control over what marketers can learn about" them online, 58% believe they have no control over it. The study pokes holes in the marketing industry's characterization of attitudes toward data collection and use, concluding that the "larger percentages of people in the population who are resigned compared to people who believe in principle that tradeoffs are a fair deal indicate that in the real world people who give up their data are more likely to do it while resigned rather than as the result of cost benefit analysis." A Pew survey released in May 2015 found that 74% of Americans believe control over personal information is "very important," yet only 9% believe they have such control. The survey also found that the majority of Americans also value the ability to share confidential matters with another trusted person, want limits on how long companies retain records about their activities and believe that the government needs stricter limits on the telephone and internet data it collects. University of Pennsylvania: Study on Privacy Tradeoffs (Jun. 2015) https://www.asc.upenn.edu/sites/default/files/TradeoffFallacy_1.pdf 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/ ======================================================================= [6] News in Brief ======================================================================= EPIC Joins Open Government Groups in Support of FOIA Reform EPIC and a coalition of open government advocates have urged Congress to pass FOIA reform legislation. In response to a request from Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the coalition expressed support for the FOIA Act of 2015, specifically praising a provision limiting the use of Exemption 5, which has enabled the growth of secret law. In EPIC v. DOJ, EPIC argued that agencies improperly use Exemption 5 to hide government documents from public scrutiny. EPIC also filed a 2013 "friend of the court" brief in NY Times v. DOJ, a successful challenge to the secrecy of legal memos justifying the government's "targeted killing" drone program. EPIC et al.: Letter to Rep. Chaffetz re: FOIA Reform (Jun. 15, 2015) https://epic.org/open_gov/Letter-to-Chaffetz-FOIA-Reform-Bill.pdf EPIC: EPIC v. DOJ - Warrantless Wiretapping Program https://epic.org/privacy/nsa/foia/ EPIC: New York Times v. DOJ https://epic.org/amicus/foia/new-york-times/ EPIC: Open Government https://epic.org/open_gov/ EPIC: FOIA.ROCKS https://www.foia.rocks/ EPIC Shines Light on DARPA's 'RATS' Speech Transcription Program Pursuant to EPIC's FOIA request, DARPA has released documents describing a voice-to-text transcription program known as Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech, or RATS, which transforms speech into text for easier identification and analysis. According to the documents, RATS is intended for "defense-related operations" and could be directed towards private communications and public gatherings. In a recent complaint to the FTC, EPIC challenged automatic voice transcription by Samsung televisions. EPIC: FOIA Documents from DARPA re: RATS (Jun. 2015) https://epic.org/foia/darpa/rats/#foia EPIC: FOIA Request to DARPA re: RATS (Oct. 9, 2014) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-darpa-rats-foia.html EPIC: Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech (RATS) https://epic.org/foia/darpa/rats/ EPIC: Complaint to FTC re: Samsung SmartTV (Feb. 24, 2015) https://epic.org/privacy/internet/ftc/Samsung/EPIC-FTC-Samsung.pdf EPIC Obtains Documents on "Pre-Crime" Program Pursuant to EPIC's FOIA request, DHS has released the first set of documents about the agency's new "pre-crime detection" program. The so-called "Violent Intent Modeling and Simulation" Program attempts to predict violent behavior based on public record information. In 2011, EPIC uncovered documents about DHS's Future Attribute Screening Program, another pre-crime initiative. "Minority Report," a 2002 film starring Tom Cruise, also explored the topic of pre-crime detection. EPIC: FOIA Documents from DHS re: VIMS (Jun. 2015) https://epic.org/foia/dhs/vims/default.html#foia EPIC: FOIA Request to DHS re: VIMS (Apr. 14, 2015) https://epic.org/foia/dhs/vims/15-04-14-DHS-FOIA-20150414-Request.pdf EPIC: Violent Intent Modeling and Simulation (VIMS) https://epic.org/foia/dhs/vims/ EPIC: EPIC v. DHS - FAST Program https://epic.org/foia/dhs/fast/ IMDb: "Minority Report" (2002) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/ France to Google: Apply Right to Be Forgotten Worldwide or Face Fines French authorities have threatened Google with fines if Google fails to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling to the search engine's global domains, including Google.com. Google has been reluctant to apply the landmark decision broadly, even after European officials made clear that Google is violating the court judgment if it routinely discloses sensitive personal information to Internet users worldwide. EPIC has argued in US News & World Report and USA Today that Google's position is illogical and inconsistent. According to a recent survey, 90% of US voters want the right to delete links to personal information. CNIL: News Release on Google Orders (Jun. 12, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-cnil-google-order.html EPIC: The Right to Be Forgotten (Google v. Spain) https://epic.org/privacy/right-to-be-forgotten/ EU: Fact Sheet on Right to Be Forgotten (May 2014) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-eu-forgotten-fact-sheet.html Article 29 Working Party: News Release on Google Decision (Nov. 26, 2014) http://epic.org/redirect/061515-article-29-release.html Benenson Group: Survey on 'Right to Be Forgotten' (Mar. 19, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/032715-forgotten-survey.html US News & World Report: "The Right to Privacy Is Global," by EPIC President Marc Rotenberg (Dec. 5, 2014) http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-there-be-a-right-to-be- forgotten-on-the-internet/the-right-to-privacy-is-global USA Today: "EU strikes a blow for privacy: Opposing view," by EPIC President Marc Rotenberg (May 14, 2014) http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/05/14/european-union- google-privacy-epic-editorials-debates/9104063/ EU NGOs Push for Strong Data Protection Legislation Following a May 27 meeting with EU NGOs, the European Data Protection Supervisor expressed support for a high level of data protection in the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. In April 2015, EPIC and a coalition of over 60 NGOs worldwide urged the European Commissioner President to uphold robust data protection standards as the EU considers the new Regulation. The European Commission previously promised that the Data Protection Regulation would be at least as strong as the 1995 Data Directive it replaces. EU: Press Release on Meeting of DP Officials and NGOs (Jun. 1, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-eu-dp-ngo-meeting.html EU: Data Protection Directive of 1995 (Nov. 1995) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-1995-dp-directive.html EPIC et al.: Coalition Letter to EU re: Data Protection (Apr. 21, 2015) https://edri.org/files/DP_letter_Juncker_20150421.pdf EU: Reform of the data protection legal framework http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/review/index_en.htm EPIC: EU Data Protection Directive https://epic.org/privacy/intl/eu_data_protection_directive.html Senators Urge FCC to Protect Consumers Against Unsolicited Calls A group of 11 US senators has urged the Federal Communications Commission to uphold consumer privacy protections within the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The Commission is about to vote on two dozen proposals seeking to relax enforcement of the Act. According to the group's letter, the FCC's recommendation to permit unsolicited texts and calls without consumer consent "would threaten privacy and result in an increase in disruptive and annoying calls for American consumers." The Commission will vote on the proposals during an Open Meeting on June 18, 2015. EPIC supported enactment of the TCPA and has advocated for strong enforcement. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) et al.: Letter to FCC re: TCPA (May 14, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-markey-fcc.html EPIC: Telemarketing and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) https://epic.org/privacy/telemarketing/ FCC: Fact Sheet on Wheeler Proposal (May 27, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-fcc-wheeler-proposal.html FCC: Press Release on June 18 Open Meeting (May 28, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-fcc-june-open-meeting.html EPIC: C-SPAN Recording of EPIC Testimony on TCPA (Sep. 1991) https://archive.org/details/org.c-span.18726-1 EPIC: Comments to FCC on TCPA Enforcement (Dec. 2002) https://epic.org/privacy/telemarketing/tcpacomments.html New Law Would Strengthen Children's Online Privacy The "Do Not Track Kids Act of 2015," introduced by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Senator Chuck Blumenthal (D-CT), Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rep. Byron Rush (D-IL) would strengthen and expand the privacy protections afforded children in the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The new Act extends privacy safeguards to children over 13, requires that businesses collecting information on minors comply with Fair Information Practices and establishes a "right to be forgotten," allowing parents and minors to remove social media posts, similar to California's "Eraser" Law. EPIC has long advocated for children's privacy rights, testifying before the US Congress in 1996 and again before the Senate in 2010 as new technologies and business practices emerged. EPIC also urged FTC in 2011 to establish stronger regulations to protect children's data. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): Text of "Do Not Track Kids Act" (Jun. 11, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-do-not-track-kids.html EPIC: Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) https://epic.org/privacy/kids/ EPIC: The Right to Be Forgotten (Google v. Spain) https://epic.org/privacy/right-to-be-forgotten/ EPIC: State Right to be Forgotten Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/rtbf/ EPIC: State Right to be Forgotten Policy https://epic.org/state-policy/rtbf/ EPIC: Testimony before US House on COPPA (Sep. 1996) https://epic.org/privacy/kids/EPIC_Testimony.html EPIC: Testimony before US Senate on COPPA (Apr. 2010) https://epic.org/privacy/kids/EPIC_COPPA_Testimony_042910.pdf EPIC: Comments to FTC on COPPA (Dec. 23, 2011) https://epic.org/redirect/061515-ftc-coppa-comments.html ======================================================================= [7] EPIC in the News ======================================================================= "The Digital You Is Already Living in the Cloud, Applying for Credit Cards." Newsweek, June 15, 2015. http://www.newsweek.com/digital-you-already-living-cloud-applying- credit-cards-342565 "LinkedIn To Pay $13 Million To Settle Battle Over Email Invites." MediaPost, June 12, 2015. http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/251911/linkedin-to- pay-13-million-to-settle-battle-over.html "What Apple's Tim Cook Overlooked in His Defense of Privacy." The New York Times, June 10, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/11/technology/what-apples-tim-cook- overlooked-in-his-defense-of-privacy.html "TSA has no excuse to continue the groping: Column." USA Today, June 8, 2015. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/06/05/tsa-failure- security-abuses-column/28490923/ "Experts: NSA efforts part of the battle in cyber-proxy war." USA Today, June 7, 2015. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/06/04/nsa-warantless- surveillance-cybersecurity-china/28493013/ "Apple's Cook Takes Rivals To Task Over Data Privacy." NPR's "All Things Considered," June 5, 2015. http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/06/05/ 412289414/apples-cook-takes-rivals-to-task-over-data-privacy "Can Washington keep your data secure?" CNN Politics, June 5, 2015. http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/05/politics/us-government-hacked-data- security/ "Sharing Data, but Not Happily." The New York Times, June 4, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/technology/consumers-conflicted- over-data-mining-policies-report-finds.html "Has Apple's CEO put a price tag on privacy?" The Christian Science Monitor, June 4, 2015. http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2015/0604/Has-Apple-s-CEO-put- a-price-tag-on-privacy "Tim Cook takes shots at Google, NSA during speech on privacy and encryption." MacWorld, June 3, 2015. http://www.macworld.com/article/2931100/tim-cook-takes-shots-at- google-nsa-during-speech-on-privacy-and-encryption.html "Student Data Privacy Legislation: What You Need to Know." Education World, June 3, 2015. http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/student-data-privacy- legislation-what-you-need-know-570389895#sthash.nzonK1XV.dpuf "Apple CEO: Americans deserve privacy and safety." USA Today, June 3, 2015. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/06/03/cook-privacy-speech/ 28405425/ "Apple's Tim Cook Accuses Facebook and Google of Violating User Privacy." Time, June 3, 2015. http://time.com/3906830/apple-tim-cook-facebook-google/ "Apple boss delivers strongest attack yet on Facebook and Google over privacy." The Guardian, June 3, 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/03/apple-tim-cook- google-facebook-privacy "Tim Cook has taken a swipe at Apple's rivals over privacy." Irish Examiner, June 3, 2015. http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/technology-and-gaming/tim- cook-has-taken-a-swipe-at-apples-rivals-over-privacy-334381.html "Apple CEO Tim Cook Pushes Back on Government Efforts to Stymie Private Encryption." Reason, June 3, 2015. http://reason.com/blog/2015/06/03/apple-ceo-tim-cook-pushes-back- on-govern "Apple's Tim Cook launches blistering attack on Facebook and Google." Fortune, June 3, 2015. http://fortune.com/2015/06/03/tim-cook-attacks-facebook-google- government-privacy-speech/ "For privacy advocates, USA Freedom doesn't end push for surveillance reform." The Christian Science Monitor, June 3, 2015. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0603/For-privacy- advocates-USA-Freedom-doesn-t-end-push-for-surveillance-reform "Tim Cook blasts Silicon Valley companies for 'gobbling up' your personal data." Mashable, June 2, 2015. http://mashable.com/2015/06/02/tim-cook-privacy/ "Apple's Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy." TechCrunch, June 2, 2015. http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/02/apples-tim-cook-delivers- blistering-speech-on-encryption-privacy/#.i9j6pl:zbyj "Tim Cook: Silicon Valley's most successful companies are selling you out." The Verge, June 2, 2015. http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/2/8714345/tim-cook-epic-award- privacy-security "Tim Cook says privacy is an issue of morality." CNet, June 2, 2015. http://www.cnet.com/news/tim-cook-says-privacy-is-an-issue-of- morality/ "Privacy Group Urges DC Circ. To Mull Drone Rules Challenge." Law360, June 1, 2015. http://www.law360.com/articles/661887/privacy-group-urges-dc-circ- to-mull-drone-rules-challenge 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 ======================================================================= 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. For More Information: www.healthprivacysummit.org. DC Bar Presents "Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the News." Speaker: EPIC Senior Counsel Alan Butler. Washington, DC: June 4, 2015. For More Information: https://www.dcbar.org/marketplace/event-details. cfm?productcd=011512GEN. ======================================================================= Join EPIC on Facebook and Twitter ======================================================================= Join the Electronic Privacy Information Center on Facebook and Twitter: http://facebook.com/epicprivacy http://twitter.com/epicprivacy Start a discussion on privacy. Let us know your thoughts. Stay up to date with EPIC's events. Support EPIC. ======================================================================= Privacy Policy ======================================================================= The EPIC Alert mailing list is used only to mail the EPIC Alert and to send notices about EPIC activities. 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