EPIC Alert 22.13

======================================================================= E P I C A l e r t ======================================================================= Volume 22.13 July 15, 2015 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, DC http://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_22.13.html "Defend Privacy. Support EPIC." http://epic.org/support ======================================================================= Table of Contents ======================================================================= [1] EPIC Urges Investigation of 'Always On' Consumer Devices [2] FISA Court Ignores Ruling, Reauthorizes NSA Bulk Collection [3] EPIC Pursues Documents on Secret Government Profiling Program [4] Congress Holds Encryption Hearing, Security Experts Oppose US Plan [5] States Adopt New Privacy Laws [6] News in Brief [7] EPIC in the News [8] EPIC Book Store [9] Upcoming Conferences and Events ======================================================================= [1] EPIC Urges Investigation of 'Always On' Consumer Devices ======================================================================= EPIC has asked the Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice to conduct a joint workshop on "Always-On" consumer devices. In a letter addressed to FTC Chair Edith Ramirez and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, EPIC highlighted the recent discovery that Google's open-source browser, Chromium, contains an "always-on feature." The Chromium browser constantly "listens" to the user using the computer's built-in microphone, and when the user speaks the words "OK Google," Chromium activates a voice-to-text search function. "Chromium users are subject to constant voice recording in their private homes, without their permission or even their knowledge," EPIC wrote. "The 'OK Google' search function is also installed on Android phones. To activate the feature, users are asked only once to give consent to a voice recording being taken and stored on Google servers each time they use the trigger words." EPIC described the increasing presence of Internet-connected devices in US homes. For instance, Mattel's "Hello Barbie," a WiFi-connected doll with a built-in microphone, records and transmits children's conversations to Mattel, where they are analyzed to determine "all the child's likes and dislikes." Similarly, Microsoft's "always on" voice and motion recorder is now installed in Xbox videogame consoles. Amazon's voice-activated computer program listens for the word "Alexa," which triggers the device to record and send the recording to Amazon's cloud-based servers for processing and storage. Many home security devices, such as those manufactured by Nest Labs and Canary Connect, come equipped with microphones that monitor consumers' homes for "unusual" noises or "unknown" voices. EPIC has urged the agencies to conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine whether "always on" devices violate the Wiretap Act, state privacy laws or the FTC Act. "Americans do not expect that the devices in their homes will persistently record everything they say," EPIC wrote. "It is unreasonable to expect consumers to monitor their every word in front of their home electronics. It is also genuinely creepy." Earlier in 2015, EPIC filed formal complaints with the FTC over Samsung's SmartTV, arguing that recording private communications in the home is an unfair and deceptive trade practice, and over Uber's plan to collect user data even when the Uber app is not running on their devices. EPIC: Letter to AG and FTC re: 'Always On' Devices (Jul. 10, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/071515-epic-always-on.html EPIC: Complaint to FTC re: Samsung SmartTV (Feb. 24, 2015) https://epic.org/privacy/internet/ftc/Samsung/EPIC-FTC-Samsung.pdf EPIC: In re: Uber Privacy Policy https://epic.org/privacy/internet/ftc/uber/ EPIC: Internet of Things https://epic.org/privacy/internet/iot/ EPIC: Wiretapping https://epic.org/privacy/wiretap/ ======================================================================= [2] FISA Court Ignores Ruling, Reauthorizes NSA Bulk Collection ======================================================================= The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has reauthorized the US government's collection of domestic telephone records for 180 days, even after Congress passed the USA Freedom Act in June 2015. The USA Freedom Act retains Section 215, which permits government collection of "tangible items," but ends authority for the NSA's bulk collection of domestic telephone records. The Surveillance Court argued that the Act allows the extension of the NSA program for a 180-day transition period ending November 29, 2015. The Surveillance Court's ruling ignores the Second Circuit Court of Appeals' recent decision, which held that the NSA bulk collection program is unlawful. The appeals court rejected the government's argument that it could collect all records under the Section 215 "relevance" standard and held that "such an expansive concept of 'relevance' is unprecedented and unwarranted." In 2012, EPIC testified before the US House Judiciary Committee on the need to reform the Surveillance Court. EPIC called for improved oversight and transparency mechanisms. In 2013, EPIC filed a petition with the US Supreme Court, In re EPIC, arguing that the NSA 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 argued. In 2014, EPIC and a broad coalition of civil society and advocacy groups urged the President to end the NSA surveillance program. "The NSA's Bulk Metadata program is simply not effective," the letter stated. Reports from both the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and the President's Review Group drew the same conclusions. Congress finally passed the USA Freedom Act, but apparently the FISA Court didn't get the memo. EPIC: FISC Order to Resume Bulk Collection (Jun. 29, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/071515-fisc-bulk-order.html US Congress: USA Freedom Act of 2015 (Jun. 2, 2015) https://www.congress.gov/114/plaws/publ23/PLAW-114publ23.pdf Second Circuit: Decision Ruling Bulk Collection Unlawful (May 7, 2015) https://epic.org/amicus/fisa/215/aclu/Opinion-2nd-Cir.pdf EPIC: Statement before House on FISA Amendments (May 31, 2012) http://epic.org/redirect/061912-epic-fisa-amdt-statement.html EPIC et al.: Letter to President to End 215 Program (Jun. 17, 2014) http://epic.org/privacy/Coalition-Ltr-to-End-NSA-Bulk-Collection.pdf PCLOB: Report on Sec. 215 (Jan. 23, 2014) http://epic.org/redirect/012814-pclob-metadata-report.html President's Review Group: Report on Bulk Collection (Dec. 12, 2013) http://epic.org/redirect/122013-WH-NSA-report.html EPIC: In re EPIC - NSA Telephone Records Surveillance https://epic.org/privacy/nsa/in-re-epic/ ======================================================================= [3] EPIC Pursues Documents on Secret Government Profiling Program ======================================================================= EPIC has filed papers in federal court challenging a US Customs and Border Protection claim that the agency can withhold information about automated passenger profiling. In EPIC v. CBP, a Freedom of Information Act case, EPIC seeks documents about the "Analytical Framework for Intelligence," a program that analyzes personal information from government agencies, commercial data brokers and the Internet. CPB then employs secret analytic tools to assign "risk assessments" to travelers, even US citizens traveling solely within the United States. EPIC initially pursued the FOIA request to make public the agency's use of personal information for automated profiling, as well as the program's chilling effect on First Amendment-protected activities. CPB refused to disclose certain documents of the program under the 7(E) exemption, which protects law enforcement techniques and procedures. EPIC filed the challenge because the agency had neither "satisfied its statutory obligation to disclose records responsive to EPIC's request or established that they are exempt from disclosure" nor proven "that certain documents and portions of documents are properly withheld pursuant to Exemption 7(E)." EPIC has highlighted problems inherent in passenger profiling systems like ATS and AFI in previous testimony, comments and lawsuits. In testimony before the 9/11 Commission, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg explained, "There are specific problems with information technologies for monitoring, tracking, and profiling. The techniques are imprecise, they are subject to abuse, and they are invariably applied to purposes other than those originally intended." EPIC: EPIC v. CBP (Analytical Framework for Intelligence) https://epic.org/foia/dhs/cbp/afi/ EPIC: Motion for Summary Judgment: EPIC v. CBP (Jun. 29, 2015) https://epic.org/foia/dhs/cbp/afi/20.1-EPIC-MSJ-MPA.pdf EPIC: Testimony before 9/11 Commission on Profiling (Dec. 2003) https://epic.org/privacy/terrorism/911commtest.pdf EPIC: Passenger Profiling https://epic.org/privacy/airtravel/profiling.html EPIC: Algorithmic Transparency: End Secret Profiling https://epic.org/algorithmic-transparency/ ======================================================================= [4] Congress Holds Encryption Hearing, Security Experts Oppose US Plan ======================================================================= The US Senate Judiciary Committee's July 8 hearing, "Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy," brought together security experts and law enforcement officials to discuss the future of encryption. In their testimonies, FBI Director Comey, Deputy Attorney General Yates and District Attorney Vance advocated for "broken" encryption to enable law enforcement access to private communications. Each maintained that the framework set forth in the Constitution and in Fourth Amendment jurisprudence must be set aside in order to advance national security interests. They warned that default encryption could make critical evidence "warrant-proof." Security expert Peter Swire testified that the "going dark" characterization is "factually inaccurate," and that it is "more true to say we are in a golden age of surveillance." Swire noted that an abundance of information, including metadata, is available to law- enforcement officials. Further, Swire stated, and the amount of new law-enforcement challenges brought about by strong encryption is small compared to the vast amount of undue harm caused by broken encryption mandates. Despite law enforcement claims of "going dark," the US Annual Wiretap Report found that law enforcement encountered encryption in only 25 wiretap cases in 2014. Of those cases, non-encrypted text was obtained in all but four cases. Furthermore, the any US congressional mandate on encryption would not affect foreign encryption software programs, an easy alterative for criminals and terrorists. In a May 2015 letter to the President, EPIC, as part of a coalition of civil society groups, companies, trade organizations and security experts, urged the White House to "reject any proposal that U.S. companies deliberately weaken the security of their products. We request that the White House instead focus on developing policies that will promote rather than undermine the wide adoption of strong encryption technology." In 1998 EPIC published the first comprehensive survey of worldwide encryption use. EPIC was founded in 1994 in part to counter the government's proposed "Clipper Chip," which would have circumvented Internet cryptography. US Senate: Hearing on Encryption and Law Enforcement (Jul. 8, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/071515-senate-encryption-hearing.html EPIC et al.: Letter to White House on Encryption (May 19, 2015) https://epic.org/security/Encryption-Letter-to-Obama-05-19-15.pdf MIT: 2015 Crypto Report (Jul. 6, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/071515-mit-crypto-report.html Columbia U: Report on Encryption (1997) http://academiccommons.columbia.edu/catalog/ac:127127 EPIC: Wiretap Surveillance Stats https://epic.org/privacy/wiretap/stats/wiretap_stats.html EPIC: Letter to UN re: Privacy and Encryption (Feb. 10, 2015) https://www.epic.org/misc/EPIC-UNCHR-ltr-02-2015.pdf EPIC: First Global Encryption Survey (1998) http://gilc.org/crypto/crypto-survey.html EPIC: The Clipper Chip https://epic.org/crypto/clipper/ EPIC: Cryptography Policy https://epic.org/crypto/ ======================================================================= [5] States Adopt New Privacy Laws ======================================================================= Several states have recently enacted new privacy laws in the areas of student data, breach notifications, license plate readers and drones. New Hampshire and Oregon passed student privacy legislation modeled after California's Student Online Personal Information Protection Act. Like California's law, the New Hampshire and Oregon laws restrict the use of student information by website operators, online services and applications targeting students. Both statutes prohibit targeted advertising to students and the sale of students' information. Many states are considering similar legislation. Rhode Island and Connecticut enacted new consumer privacy and data breach notification laws. Connecticut's law requires businesses to notify victims within 90 days of a data breach's discovery, while Rhode Island's law mandates notification within 45 days. Florida, which has one of the most comprehensive data protection laws in the nation, requires that victims be notified within 30 days. Minnesota's new law limits the data police may capture using automated license plate readers and requires the deletion within 60 days of data not relevant to an investigation. The law also requires public disclosure of all surveillance technology used by Minnesota law enforcement agencies. Florida's Freedom from Unwanted Surveillance Act, which regulates commercial drone use, went into force this month. The law prohibits using drones to intentionally record images of individuals on private property if a reasonable expectation of privacy exists. The law applies both to law enforcement and private parties, and provides for civil damages and injunctive relief. EPIC's State Policy Project monitors privacy bills nationwide. New Hampshire Student Privacy Law http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2015/HB0520.html Oregon Student Privacy Law https://epic.org/redirect/071515-OR-student-privacy.html Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Law https://epic.org/redirect/071515-RI-ID-theft.html Connecticut Data Security Law https://epic.org/redirect/071515-CT-data-security.html Minnesota Automated License Plate Reader Law https://epic.org/redirect/071515-MN-plate-law.html Florida Freedom from Unwanted Surveillance Act http://laws.flrules.org/2015/26 EPIC: State Policy Project https://epic.org/state-policy/ ======================================================================= [6] News in Brief ======================================================================= Slight Decrease in Wiretaps in 2014, Encryption No Barrier In 2014, the number of combined state and federal wiretap applications decreased 1%, from 3,577 to 3,555. Investigators encountered encryption in only 25 cases, and were able to obtain plaintext in all but four. This fact contradicts claims that law enforcement agencies are "going dark" as a result of new encryption technologies. Of the 3,544 arrests based on wiretaps in 2014, only 553 resulted in convictions. The annual Wiretap Report, published by the US Courts, details government surveillance and provides insight into the debate over surveillance and the use of encryption. EPIC has repeatedly cited the Wiretap Report as a model for greater transparency of other surveillance activities. EPIC also maintains comprehensive tables and charts on electronic surveillance. US Courts: Wiretap Report 2014 (July 2014) http://www.uscourts.gov/statistics-reports/wiretap-report-2014 FBI: Speech by Director Comey on Encryption (Oct. 16, 2014) https://epic.org/redirect/071515-comey-going-dark.html US Courts: Wiretap Reports https://epic.org/redirect/071515-us-wiretap-reports.html EPIC: Testimony on FISA Act of 2008 (May 31, 2012) http://epic.org/redirect/061912-epic-fisa-amdt-statement.html EPIC: Title III Wiretap Orders - Stats https://epic.org/privacy/wiretap/stats/wiretap_stats.html Justice Issues Guidance on 'Administrative Closures' for FOIA Requests The US Department of Justice has told federal agencies to continue processing FOIA requests after EPIC and many FOIA groups objected to the practice of "administrate closures." The Justice Department advised agencies to limit administrative closures of FOIA requests and to provide "reasonable grounds" for ending processing. The Department also stated that agencies should provide requesters at least 30 days to respond to a proposal to end FOIA processing. In 2014 EPIC and a dozen open government organizations stated that "no provision in the [FOIA] allows for administrative closures." DOJ: OIP Guidance to Agencies on FOIA Processing (Jul. 8, 2015) http://www.justice.gov/oip/oip-guidance-8 EPIC et al.: Letter to OGIS re: FOIA Rules (Oct. 30, 2014) http://foia.rocks/OGIS_Letter_final.pdf UN Appoints Special Rapporteur on Right to Privacy The President of the UN Human Rights Council has selected Joseph Cannataci to serve as the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy. Cannataci is chair of European Information Policy and Technology Law at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He has served as an expert for panels on privacy, data protection, the Internet and cyber crime for the Council of Europe, the European Commission and UNESCO. EPIC President Marc Rotenberg, a candidate for the post, expressed support for the selection. "The Human Rights Council has made a good decision. Mr. Cannataci is well-qualified for this position. We look forward to working with him on this critical mandate," Rotenberg said. UN: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/hrc/pages/hrcindex.aspx UN: Statement on Right to Privacy in the Digital Age (Mar. 24, 2015) http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/HRC/28/L.27 University of Groningen: Joseph Cannataci http://www.rug.nl/staff/j.a.cannataci/ ======================================================================= [7] EPIC in the News ======================================================================= "What you may have missed from the weekend in business." The Boston Globe, July 13, 2015. https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/07/12/brief-headline/ btpn9oBzdLA8cEwnbJX2gK/story.html# "Privacy in a World of Always On." MediaPost, July 13, 2015. http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/253785/privacy-in-a- world-of-always-on.html "'Always On' Tech Raises Privacy Worries, Group Says." Law360, July 13, 2015. http://www.law360.com/articles/678585 "Privacy advocates ask regulators to take a closer look at gadgets that are 'always on'." Santa Fe New Mexican, July 12, 2015. http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/privacy-advocates-ask- regulators-to-take-a-closer-look-at/article_7c4304cf-ae7e-5ba1- bd4e-1255a38a3ac0.html "Electronic Privacy Information Center Seeks Investigation for Tech Products that Record and Store Audio and Video." TopNews New Zealand, July 11, 2015. http://topnews.net.nz/content/233616-electronic-privacy- information-center-seeks-investigation-tech-products-record-and-st "'Kill the password,' says White House security adviser." The Toledo Blade, July 11, 2015. http://business.toledoblade.com/Technology/2015/07/11/Kill-the- password-says-White-House-security-adviser.html#mUUmVtYBivi7VL80.99 "One number to rule them all." NPR's Marketplace, Jul. 10, 2015. http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/one-number-rule-them-all "EPIC asks regulators to take a closer look at gadgets that are 'always on'." The Washington Post, July 10, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/10/ privacy-advocates-ask-regulators-to-take-a-closer-look-at-gadgets- that-are-always-on/ "The $11 Trillion Internet Of Things, Big Data And Pattern Of Life (POL) Analytics." Forbes, July 10, 2015. http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisabrownlee/2015/07/10/the-11-trillion- internet-of-things-big-data-and-pattern-of-life-pol-analytics/ "Take Your Drone Privacy Policies for a Test Flight." Law.com, July 9, 2015. http://www.law.com/sites/lawcomteam/2015/07/08/take-your-drone- privacy-policies-for-a-test-flight/?slreturn=20150609070208 "US law enforcement officials to argue for encryption backdoors before Congress." Apple Insider, July 8, 2015. http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/07/08/us-law-enforcement- officials-to-argue-for-encryption-backdoors-before-congress "Supreme Court's Ruling on Hotel Guests' Privacy." The New York Times, Letter to the Editor by EPIC President Marc Rotenberg and EPIC Senior Counsel Alan Butler, July 8, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/opinion/supreme-courts-ruling-on- hotel-guests-privacy.html "Chamber Of Commerce Backs Google And Viacom Against Nick.com Visitors In Privacy Battle." MediaPost, July 6, 2015. http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/253341/chamber-of- commerce-backs-google-and-viacom-agains.html "Number of wiretaps in Kansas surge in drug investigations." The Kansas City Star, July 1, 2015. http://www.kansascity.com/news/article25977748.html "Why the Lawsuit Against Opm over the Massive Data Breach Faces an Uphill Battle." NextGov, July 1, 2015. http://m.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/why-lawsuit-against-opm- over-massive-data-breach-faces-uphill-battle/116701/ "Protect Students from Corporate Data-Mining in the Classroom." National Review, June 30, 2015. http://www2.nationalreview.com/article/420506/protect-students- corporate-data-mining-classroom-victor-nava For More EPIC in the News: http://epic.org/news/epic_in_news.html ======================================================================= [8] EPIC Book Store ======================================================================= "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 ======================================================================= The Crypto Summit. Washington, DC: July 15, 2015. For More Information: https://www.accessnow.org/page/content/crypto-summit/. Chautauqua Institute Presents "Facebook, Google and NSA: Perspectives on Privacy." 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