EPIC Alert 22.18

======================================================================= E P I C A l e r t ======================================================================= Volume 22.18 September 30, 2015 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, DC http://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_22.18.html "Defend Privacy. Support EPIC." http://epic.org/support ======================================================================= Table of Contents ======================================================================= [1] EPIC Challenges FAA Failure to Establish Drone Privacy Rules [2] EPIC Sues Coast Guard, DHS, for Boater Tracking Program Info [3] Google Ordered to Comply with EU High Court Ruling [4] EPIC Supports EU Court of Justice in Safe Harbor Case [5] EPIC Celebrates International Right to Know Day [6] News in Brief [7] EPIC in the News [8] EPIC Book Review: 'They Know Everything About You' [9] Upcoming Conferences and Events TAKE ACTION: Fight Back Against Illegal US/UK Surveillance! LEARN about Privacy International's "Did GCHQ Spy on You?" Campaign: https://www.privacyinternational.org/illegalspying MAKE A CLAIM with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal: http://www.ipt-uk.com/section.aspx?pageid=16 FOLLOW Privacy International on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrivacyInternational TWEET Your Support: #DidGCHQSpyOnYou/ @privacyint SUPPORT EPIC: https://epic.org/support/ ======================================================================= [1] EPIC Challenges FAA Failure to Establish Drone Privacy Rules ======================================================================= EPIC has filed the opening brief in a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration, charging that the agency's failure to establish privacy rules for commercial drones is a violation of law and should be overturned. "This case concerns an issue of vital importance to the public: what rules will safeguard the public against the expanded use of unmanned aircraft systems ('drones') in the United States," EPIC wrote. The FAA has already granted over 1,600 exemptions for domestic drones to operate within the US. The agency claims it "began issuing 'blanket' Certificates of Waiver" earlier in 2015. The blanket authorizations allow "flights anywhere in the country at or below 200 feet except in restricted airspace." EPIC's lawsuit follows a Congressional ruling requiring a comprehensive plan for the integration of drones into US airspace, and a 2012 EPIC- led petition for a public rulemaking on drone privacy safeguards. Although EPIC's petition was backed by more than 100 organizations and privacy experts, the FAA denied it. The agency also refused to consider privacy as part of a 2015 rulemaking on small commercial drones, maintaining that privacy was outside the rulemaking's scope. EPIC has called on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to direct the FAA to address drone privacy, stating, "As the agency has determined not to issue rules, contrary to the FAA Modernization Act and EPIC's Rulemaking Petition, the Court must now order the agency to do so." The court is expected to hear oral argument in the case in early 2016. EPIC: EPIC v. FAA Opening Brief (Sep. 29, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/093015-epic-faa-brief.html EPIC: Comments to FAA re: Drone Privacy (Apr. 24, 2015) https://epic.org/privacy/litigation/apa/faa/drones/EPIC-FAA-NPRM.pdf FAA: Proposed Rules for Small Commercial Drones (Feb. 23, 2015) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-23/pdf/2015-03544.pdf EPIC: EPIC v. FAA - Petition for Review (Mar. 31, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/041515-epic-drone-petition.html FAA: Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Feb. 1, 2012) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-112hrpt381/pdf/CRPT-112hrpt381.pdf FAA: Comprehensive Drone Plan (Sept. 2013) https://epic.org/redirect/041515-faa-drone-plan.html EPIC et al.: Petition to FAA re: Drones (Feb. 24, 2012) https://epic.org/privacy/drones/FAA-553e-Petition-03-08-12.pdf FAA: Denial of EPIC Petition to FAA (Nov. 26, 2014) https://epic.org/privacy/drones/FAA-Privacy-Rulemaking-Letter.pdf EPIC: Domestic Drones https://epic.org/privacy/drones/ ======================================================================= [2] EPIC Sues Coast Guard, DHS, for Boater Tracking Program Info ======================================================================= EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the US Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security for information about the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS), a government program that tracks and records the locations of US boaters. Earlier in 2015, EPIC submitted a FOIA request then a FOIA appeal to the Coast Guard, requesting information about the NAIS program, but received no response. Operated by the Coast Guard, NAIS is a network of receiver sites that collects information from vessels in US coastal and territorial waters. These receiver sites gather detailed information broadcasted by vessels equipped with automatic identification and collision-avoidance systems up to 92 million messages a day from 12,700 unique vessels. The Coast Guard retains this data, which it combines "with other government intelligence and surveillance information to form a holistic, over- arching view of maritime traffic," then transfers the collected data to a number of other entities, including foreign governments, other federal agencies and state and local governments. Neither the Coast Guard nor the Department of Homeland Security have filed a system of records notice, as required by the Privacy Act of 1974, nor a Privacy Impact Assessment, as required by the E-Government Act of 2002, about NAIS. EPIC has a strong interest in open government, and frequently makes use of the FOIA to obtain government documents on surveillance and privacy policy. EPIC routinely files lawsuits to force the disclosure of agency records that impact critical privacy interests. In 2013, EPIC sought and later obtained records revealing many of the capabilities of JLENS, a blimp-based US Army surveillance system deployed over metropolitan Washington, DC. Also in 2013, EPIC testified before the Texas State Assembly on a privacy bill for telephone location data. EPIC: FOIA Complaint Against US Coast Guard (Sep. 18, 2015) https://epic.org/foia/dhs/uscg/nais/Complaint-15-1527.pdf EPIC: Initial FOIA Request to Coast Guard re: NAIS (May 29, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/093015-epic-uscg-foia.html EPIC: EPIC v. USCG Nationwide Automatic Identification System https://www.epic.org/foia/dhs/uscg/nais/default.html EPIC: Surveillance Blimps FOIA (JLENS) https://epic.org/foia/army/ EPIC: Testimony Before TX Assembly re: Location Privacy (Mar. 2013) https://epic.org/redirect/093015-epic-tx-testimony.html EPIC: FOIA Cases https://www.epic.org/foia/ ======================================================================= [3] Google Ordered to Comply with EU High Court Rulings ======================================================================= France's data protection authority, the CNIL, has ordered Google to comply with the EU High Court of Justice's 2014 ruling on the "Right to be Forgotten." Google initially complied with the ruling but only removed links from European domains such as google.fr or google.uk. As a result, the deleted information was available on google.com and other Google domains outside the EU. The CNIL has now ordered Google to remove links from all Google domains worldwide. Google appealed, claiming that the removals impede the public's right to information and amount to censorship. CNIL President Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin rejected Google's appeal on the grounds that Google's existing procedure allows the ruling to be easily circumvented, and that removing the link from Google search results does not lead to the deletion of the information from the Internet. EPIC has argued that the right to privacy is global and that Google's policy of "removing links from search provided for only one country" makes little sense. CNIL: Press Release on Rejection of Google Appeal (Sep. 21, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/093015-cnil-google-appeal.html CNIL: Press Release on Google Decision (Jun. 12, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/093015-cnil-google-decision.html CNIL http://www.cnil.fr/english/ EU Court of Justice: Google v. Spain http://curia.europa.eu/juris/liste.jsf?num=C-131/12 EPIC: The "Right to be Forgotten" https://epic.org/privacy/right-to-be-forgotten/ 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: "Google's Position Makes No Sense: Opposing View," by EPIC President Marc Rotenberg (Jan. 22, 2015) http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/01/22/google-eu- electronic-privacy-information-center-editorials-debates/22186841/ ======================================================================== [4] EPIC Supports EU Court of Justice in Safe Harbor Case ======================================================================== The Advocate General of the European Union Court of Justice has issued an opinion in Schrems v. DP Committee, a case involving Facebook's data processing practices under the Safe Harbor framework. Plaintiff Max Schrems is a 2013 winner of EPIC's "International Champion of Freedom" award. The Advocate General's opinion indicates that the Safe Harbor arrangement, which permits the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US without legal protection, will come to an end. Under Safe Harbor, US companies self-certify compliance with EU data protection law. But the Advocate General has found the arrangement fails to protect privacy and "must be declared invalid." EPIC released a statement in support of the Advocate General's opinion, maintaining that Safe Harbor has "given rise to significant concerns on both sides of the Atlantic about the adequacy of the privacy and security afforded personal information." The US Mission to the EU also issued a statement calling the Advocate General's opinion into question. EPIC has previously recommended updating the Privacy Act to protect EU citizens and ratifying the international convention for privacy protection. The Court's final judgment will be delivered on October 6, 2015. EU Advocate General: Opinion in Schrems v. DP Committee (Sep. 23, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/093015-schrems-dp-opinion.html EPIC: Statement on Safe Harbor Decision (Sep. 28, 2015) https://epic.org/privacy/intl/schrems/statement/ US Mission: Statement on Safe Harbor Decision (Sep. 23, 2015) http://useu.usmission.gov/st-09282015.html Export.gov: Safe Harbor Framework www.export.gov/safeharbor/ Europe v Facebook http://europe-v-facebook.org/EN/en.html EPIC: Council of Europe Privacy Convention https://epic.org/privacy/intl/coeconvention/ ======================================================================= [5] EPIC Celebrates International Right to Know Day ======================================================================= EPIC celebrated International Right to Know Day September 28. This event commemorating open government and transparency was organized in 2002 by the FOI Advocates Network, a global coalition of organizations working to promote the right of access to information. The Network, which includes EPIC, decided to commemorate the day "as a way to share ideas, strategies, and success stories about the development of freedom of information laws and genuinely transparent governance in their own nations." In recognition of International Right to Know Day, EPIC submitted comments to the Department of Homeland Security, urging the agency to uphold the Freedom of Information Act. EPIC objected to several of the agency's proposals, including changes to the FOIA that would: (1) prematurely terminate FOIA requests; (2) withhold the names of agencies to which DHS may refer FOIA requests; and (3) increase open government fees for students conducting research. EPIC also supported several changes that will make it easier for the public to obtain information from the DHS. EPIC has pursued many FOIA cases and routinely makes the obtained information available to Congress and the public. EPIC recently filed a FOIA request with multiple federal agencies to obtain a secret US-EU data transfer agreement, sued the US Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security to obtain information on a federal government program to track and record the location of boaters, and received hundreds of pages of documents about JLENS, a US Army surveillance blimp deployed over metropolitan Washington, DC. EPIC has also taken FOIA litigation to the US Supreme Court. EPIC filed an August 2015 petition with the Court as part of a long-running battle to obtain a secret government cellphone shutdown policy. EPIC has pursued the Department of Homeland Security policy since BART officials shut down cell phone service in San Francisco transit stations during a peaceful protest in 2011. The appellate court's decision, wrote EPIC, "is contrary to the intent of Congress, this Court's precedent, and this Court's specific guidance on statutory interpretation." freedominfo.org: International Right to Know Day http://www.freedominfo.org/regions/global/rtk-day/ FOIAnet http://foiadvocates.net/ EPIC: Comments to DHS re: FOIA Changes (Sep. 28, 2015) https://epic.org/foia/EPIC-DHS-FOIA-Comments-Final.pdf Federal Register: Proposed Rules on FOIA Changes (Jul. 29, 2015) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-29/pdf/2015-18388.pdf EPIC: EPIC v. USCG Nationwide Automatic Identification System https://epic.org/foia/dhs/uscg/nais/default.html EPIC: EPIC v. DHS, DOJ and State Dept. Umbrella Agreement https://epic.org/foia/eu-us-data-transfer/ EPIC: EPIC v. Army - Surveillance Blimps https://epic.org/foia/army/ EPIC: EPIC v. DHS SOP 303 http://epic.org/foia/dhs/internet-kill-switch/ EPIC: EPIC FOIA Cases https://epic.org/foia/ EPIC: FOIA ROCKS FOIA.ROCKS ======================================================================= [6] News in Brief ======================================================================= Survey: 74% of Presidential Candidate Websites Fail on Privacy According to a September 2015 Online Trust audit of the websites of the 2016 Presidential candidates, only five of the 22 candidates received passing grades for their website privacy policies: Jeb Bush (R), Lincoln Chafee (D), Chris Christie (R), Martin O'Malley (D), Rick Santorum (R) and Scott Walker (R) (then still a candidate). Four sites had no privacy policy at all; several failed to disclose their data disclosure practices, and several more said they would disclose personal information to others or even sell the data. EPIC conducted the first privacy web site survey, "Surfer Beware: Personal Privacy and the Internet," in 1997. EPIC has also promoted non-partisan debate on privacy issues in the 2012, 2010 and 2008 Presidential elections. OTA: Audit of 2016 Presidential Candidate Websites (Sep. 18, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/093015-ota-candidate-audit.html EPIC: 'Surfer Beware' (1997) https://epic.org/reports/surfer-beware.html New Report Highlights Consumer Goals for EU Privacy Law EU consumer organization BEUC has published "My Personal Data, Nobody's Business but My Own," a document outlining key requirements for negotiations in Europe on the General Data Protection Regulations. BEUC's report underscores "the urgent need to put consumers back in control over the way their personal data is processed online" and emphasizes strong data protection principles, enhanced rights for individuals and a comprehensive enforcement scheme. EU negotiations involve a "trilogue" of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, with the EU Data Supervisor also playing an active role. In the US, EPIC supports the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and in 2014 organized a coalition of consumer privacy groups to urge President Obama to enact the privacy framework into law. BEUC http://www.beuc.eu/ BEUC: "My Personal Data, Nobody's Business but My Own" (Sep. 11, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/093015-beuc-personal-data.html EU Parliament: FAQ on EU Data Protection Reform (Jun. 25, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/093015-faq-eu-dp.html EPIC: Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights https://epic.org/privacy/white_house_consumer_privacy_.html EPIC et al.: Coalition Letter to White House on CPBR (Feb. 24, 2014) https://epic.org/privacy/Obama-CPBR.pdf News Reports: FTC Investigating Google Anti-Competitive Practices According to The New York Times and Bloomberg News, the Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Google unfairly prioritizes its own products on the Android platform by bundling them with Android hardware and requiring manufacturers to install them directly onto smartphones. The US Justice Department has pursued antitrust violations against Microsoft for this type of "tying" or "bundling" practice. EPIC previously urged the Senate and the FTC to investigate Google's business practices because of the privacy implications. EPIC had opposed Google's acquisition of online advertiser DoubleClick, which the FTC approved over the objection of former FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour, who cited the close ties between monopoly practices and privacy violations. The New York Times: "F.T.C. Is Said to Investigate Claims That Google Used Android to Promote Its Products" (Sep. 25, 2015) http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/26/technology/ftc-is-said-to- investigate-claims-that-google-used-android-to-promote-its- products.html Bloomberg News: "Google Said to Be Under U.S. Antitrust Scrutiny Over Android" (Sep. 25, 2015) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-25/google-said-to- be-under-u-s-antitrust-scrutiny-over-android-iezf41sg US DOJ: US v. Microsoft https://epic.org/redirect/093015-doj-v-microsoft.html US DOJ: Antitrust Issues in Tying and Bundling https://epic.org/redirect/093015-doj-tying-bundling.html EPIC: Testimony before US Senate on Google/DoubleClick (Sep. 27, 2007) https://epic.org/privacy/ftc/google/epic_test_092707.pdf EPIC: Letter to FTC re: Google Antitrust Violations (Jan. 12, 2012) https://epic.org/privacy/EPIC-FTC-Google-Search-letter.pdf EPIC: Privacy? Proposed Google/DoubleClick Merger https://epic.org/privacy/ftc/google/ FTC: Statement of Pamela Jones Harbour on Merger (Dec. 20, 2007) https://epic.org/redirect/093015-harbour-doubleclick.html Sens. Markey, Blumenthal Push Automakers on Remote Hacking. Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have sent letters to 18 automakers asking how each company is protecting drivers from remote hacking. Earlier in 2015, a reporter for Wired Magazine detailed his experience driving a hacked Jeep. Markey and Blumenthal have also introduced the SPY Car Act to establish cybersecurity and privacy requirements for new passenger vehicles. EPIC has urged the Transportation Department to protect driver privacy. EPIC has written extensively on interconnected devices, including cars, known as the "Internet of Things" and has also said that "cars should not spy on drivers." Sens. Markey/Blumenthal: Letter re: Remote Hacking (Sep. 16, 2015) http://epic.org/redirect/093015-sens-remote-hacking.html Wired: "Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the HighwayWith Me in It" (Jul. 21, 2015) http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/ Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): Text of SPY Car Act (Jul. 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/073115-spy-car.html EPIC et al.: Comments to NHTSA on Event Data Recorders (Feb. 11, 2013) https://epic.org/privacy/edrs/EPIC-Coal-NHTSA-EDR-Cmts.pdf EPIC: Comments to NHTSA on "Connected Cars" (Oct. 20, 2014) https://epic.org/privacy/edrs/EPIC-NHTSA-V2V-Cmts.pdf EPIC: Comments to FTC on the "Internet of Things" (Jun. 1, 2013) https://epic.org/privacy/ftc/EPIC-FTC-IoT-Cmts.pdf Costco Connection: "Are Vehicle Black Boxes a Good Idea?" by EPIC President Marc Rotenberg (Apr. 2013) http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/201304?pg=24 USA Today: "Another view: Steer clear of cars that spy," by EPIC President Marc Rotenberg (Aug. 18, 2011) http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2011-08- 18-car-insurance-monitors-driving-snapshot_n.htm ======================================================================= [7] EPIC in the News ======================================================================= "Apple refuses police calls for access to mobile data." The Times (UK), Sep. 30, 2015. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/technology/article4571695.ece? shareToken=adc6559fc73102297aa5748048291317 "FAA Drone Rules Must Cover Privacy Concerns, DC Circ. Told." Law360, Sep. 29, 2015. http://www.law360.com/privacy/articles/708663 "How Apple is trying to protect your privacy as its products get more personal." The Washington Post, Sep. 29, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/29/ apple-is-selling-targeted-ads-but-its-new-privacy-policies-show- why-its-thinking-different-about-tracking/ "Big Brother Now Spying on Boaters." WND, Sep. 26, 2015. http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/big-brother-now-spying-on-boaters/ "Secret Surveillance Court Picks First Outsider To Get a Look In." The Intercept, Sep. 25, 2015. https://theintercept.com/2015/09/25/secret-surveillance-court- picks-first-outsider-get-look/ "FBI Collecting Fingerprints, Photos, and Other Data on Millions." New American, Sep. 23, 2015. http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/21634- fbi-collecting-fingerprints-photos-and-other-data-on-millions "On Instagram and Other Social Media, Redefining 'User Engagement'." The New York Times, Sep. 20, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/business/media/retailers-use-of- their-fans-photos-draws-scrutiny.html "Congress wants to allow Europeans to sue US over spying. What's next?" The Christian Science Monitor, Sep. 18, 2015. http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2015/0918/Congress-wants-to- allow-Europeans-to-sue-US-over-spying.-What-s-next "Support Fiorina, get a sales pitch?" Politico, Sep. 18, 2015. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/carly-fiorina-campaign- website-privacy-concern-213844 "Court Bolsters FTC's Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity." E-Commerce Times, Sep. 16, 2015. http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Court-Bolsters-FTCs-Authority- to-Regulate-Cybersecurity-82496.html "Tech that hangs on your every word raises privacy questions." The Washington Post, Sep. 16, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/16/tech- that-hangs-on-your-every-word-raises-privacy-questions/ "Apple brings ad-blocking and news app with iOS 9." Econo Times, Sep. 16, 2015. http://www.econotimes.com/Apple-brings-ad-blocking-and-news-app- with-iOS-9-89640#uZiLuRGrfPm0cUtl.99 For More EPIC in the News: http://epic.org/news/epic_in_news.html ======================================================================= [8] EPIC Book Review: 'They Know Everything About You' ======================================================================= "They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy," Robert Scheer http://amzn.to/1FCk6Zp Journalist Robert Scheer uses his new book to expertly illustrate how massive data collection by corporations and government agencies challenges the very core of our democracy. Scheer pulls no punches as he describes the "unprecedented challenge to our constitutional liberties" - a challenge masked by user convenience and purported national security threats - posed by a corporate-government surveillance society. Scheer comes to the aid of privacy and democracy, providing a timely and well-articulated defense of almost forgotten concepts. "They Know Everything About You" starkly describes the interconnections between Silicon Valley's most popular companies and the three-letter agencies that make up the US Intelligence Community. For all their stated progressive ideals, Silicon Valley corporations often complacently provide massive stockpiles of personal data on their users. Scheer recounts companies' embarrassment, after the Snowden revelations, at being found complicit in the bulk collection of Americans' information, while they simultaneously feigned ignorance and tried to pawn off the blame on the government. According to Scheer, Snowden's revelations exposed what Scheer describes as the "military-intelligence complex." The national security state after 9/11, Scheer asserts, went too often unchallenged in its appetite. The combination of undue government secrecy protected by the specter of exaggerated national security threats, he argues, led to excessive government power and the largely acquiescent private sector's undermining of our privacy and freedom. Scheer argues that it is a dangerous assumption to believe that "freedom is an indulgence to be experienced only in the most unthreatening of times rather than the key to formulating and carrying out appropriate responses to the worst of times." Our digital information revolution, once seen as an unmitigated good, "contains the seeds of freedom's destruction in the form of a surveillance state." "They Know Everything About You" challenges the notion that mass surveillance and the subversion of our privacy and liberty is necessary to protect national security in a digital age. The answer, Scheer says, is a fully informed public, because "you can't have a democracy if you don't have sufficient information." -- Jeramie D. Scott =================================== 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. ===================================== "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 ======================================================================= "Inextricably intertwined: freedom of expression and privacy in Internet Governance" Marc Rotenberg, EPIC President General Assembly - EU MAPPING Hannover Congress Centrum Hannover, Germany September 22, 2015 http://mappingtheinternet.eu/events "The Economic and Social Benefits of an Open Internet" Marc Rotenberg. EPIC President OECD Washington Center Washington, DC September 30, 2015 http://www.oecd.org/washington/upcomingevents.htm "Data Retention: The International Dimension" Marc Rotenberg, EPIC President Berlin House of Representatives Berlin, Germany October 14, 2015 http://www.eaid-berlin.de/?page_id=753 Computers, Freedom & Privacy 2015 Khaliah Barnes, EPIC Associate Director Fanny Hidvegi, EPIC International Law Fellow Hilton Mark Center Alexandria, VA October 13, 2015 - October 14, 2015 http://www.cfp.org/2015/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Call for Papers ISBA 2016 Identity Security, and Behavior Analysis February 29 March 2, 2016 Sendai, Japan http://www.ieee-isba2016.org Submission Deadline October 10, 2015 ======================================================================= 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. 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