EPIC Alert 23.02

======================================================================= E P I C A l e r t ======================================================================= Volume 23.02 January 29, 2016 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, DC http://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_23.02.html "Defend Privacy. Support EPIC." http://epic.org/support ======================================================================== Table of Contents ======================================================================== [1] EPIC Gives 2016 Freedom Award to Viviane Reding [2] EPIC Prevails, DOJ Releases Secret EU-US Umbrella Agreement [3] EPIC, Coalition File Brief Supporting FCC in Phone Privacy Case [4] EPIC Seeks to Intervene in EU Human Rights Court Privacy Case [5] EPIC Urges FCC to Establish Consumer Privacy Protections [6] News in Brief [7] EPIC in the News [8] EPIC Bookstore [9] Upcoming Conferences and Events ROT13(Qrsraq cevinpl. Fhccbeg RCVP.) SUPPORT EPIC: https://epic.org/support/ ======================================================================= [1] EPIC Gives 2016 Freedom Award to Viviane Reding ======================================================================= EPIC has presented the 2016 International Champion of Freedom Award to former EU Justice Minister Viviane Reding. Ms. Reding led the effort in the European Common for adoption of the new European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation. The EPIC award was presented January 27, 2016, at the annual Computers, Privacy & Data Protection conference in Brussels. The first EPIC Champion of Freedom Award was given in 2004 to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), on the occasion of EPIC's tenth anniversary. Recipients of the Champion and International Champion of Freedom Awards have included distinguished policy makers, jurists, writers and litigators who have helped safeguard privacy and democratic values. The EPIC International Privacy Champion Award was given first in 2009 to Italian jurist Professor Stefano Rodot. The Award has subsequently gone to Australian jurist Michael Kirby (2010), MEP Sophie in't Veld (2011), Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart (2012), EU privacy campaigner Max Schrems (2013), MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht (2014) and EU Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx (2015). EPIC also presents an award to a leading Privacy Advocate in the United States. The EPIC US Privacy Champion Award was given first in 2010 to Beth Givens, founder and director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Subsequent awards have gone to notables such as founder and director of the Center for Digital Democracy Jeff Chester (2011), computer researcher and privacy advocate Christopher Soghoian (2012), Consumer Federation of America head Susan Grant (2013), publisher of Privacy Times Evan Hendricks (2014) and PGP creator Phil Zimmermann (2015). The US EPIC Champion of Freedom Awards will be presented on June 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. EU: Viviane Reding http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/1185/VIVIANE_REDING_home.html 9th Annual International Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (Jan. 2016) http://www.cpdpconferences.org/ EPIC: EU Data Protection Directive https://epic.org/privacy/intl/eu_data_protection_directive.html EPIC: 2015 Champions of Freedom Awards (June 1, 2015) https://epic.org/june1/ ======================================================================= [2] EPIC Prevails, DOJ Releases Secret EU-US Umbrella Agreement ======================================================================= After months of delay, the US Department of Justice has finally released to EPIC the full text of the secret EU-US Umbrella Agreement. EPIC sued the DOJ in 2015 after the agency failed to act on EPIC's FOIA request for the Agreement, and the release follows EPIC's public opposition to the agency's attempt to further delay the Agreement's release. The Umbrella Agreement outlines the policies for data transfers between EU and US law enforcement agencies. It also forms the basis for the Judicial Redress Act of 2015, which has passed the House and is currently before the Senate. The Judicial Redress Act is intended to protect individual European citizens' personal information as it is transferred from the EU to the US. Currently, the Privacy Act of 1974 defines an "individual" entitled to protection under the Act as "a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence." The definition reflected the reality of the time, when US federal agencies maintained little data on non-US persons. In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, EPIC wrote that the Judicial Redress Act "provides only limited opportunities for non-US persons to seek redress under the Privacy Act." Instead, EPIC recommended that the Judicial Redress Act should provide redress to "any natural person" without restrictions based on citizenship. EPIC also recently urged the Senate to delay action on the Judicial Redress Act until the DOJ releases the Umbrella Agreement and the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the legislation. With the Agreement now public, the Judiciary Committee is set to mark up the Act. A hearing to debate the bill, however, has not been scheduled. EPIC: EPIC v. DOJ (Umbrella Agreement) http://epic.org/foia/eu-us-data-transfer/ EPIC: Text of Umbrella Agreement (Jan. 25, 2016) https://epic.org/redirect/012816-umbrella-text.html EPIC: Letter to US House re: Judicial Redress Act (Sep. 16, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/091615-epic-letter-agreement.html EPIC: Letter to US Senate re: Judicial Redress Act (Jan. 14, 2016) http://epic.org/foia/eu-us-data-transfer/EPIC-Ltr-S1600.pdf ======================================================================== [3] EPIC, Coalition File Brief Supporting FCC in Phone Privacy Case ======================================================================== EPIC and six consumer privacy organizations have filed an amicus brief in support of the Federal Communications Commission in ACA International v. FCC. Industry groups brought the case to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, challenging the legality of a 2015 FCC regulation interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which bars telemarketers from using autodialers or prerecorded messages to contact consumers without prior express consent. The FCC's 2015 regulation strengthened consumer privacy protections by requiring telemarketers to receive consent from the current subscriber to a phone number, and by allowing consumers to revoke consent via "reasonable means." EPIC's brief in support of the regulation argues that the "ubiquitous role of cell phones in modern American life has amplified the nuisance and privacy invasion caused by unwanted calls and text messages." As a result, EPIC states, unsolicited calls and texts "facilitate fraud, drain battery life, eat into data plans and phone memory space, and demand attention when the user would rather not be interrupted." Because Congress designed the TCPA to limit invasive business practices absent meaningful consumer consent, EPIC maintains that telemarketers, not consumers, should bear the burden of ensuring this consent. EPIC routinely files amicus briefs in federal cases concerning important consumer privacy issues. EPIC has also submitted numerous comments to the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission concerning the implementation of the TCPA. EPIC: Amicus Brief in ACA International v. FCC (Jan 22, 2016) https://epic.org/amicus/acaintl/EPIC-Amicus.pdf EPIC: ACA International v. FCC (2015 TCPA Order Litigation) https://epic.org/amicus/acaintl/ EPIC: Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) https://epic.org/privacy/telemarketing/ FCC: Declaratory Ruling and Order (July 2015) https://epic.org/amicus/FCC%202015%20TCPA%20Order.pdf EPIC: Amicus Curiae Briefs https://epic.org/amicus/ EPIC: Administrative Procedure Act (APA) Comments https://epic.org/apa/comments/ ======================================================================= [4] EPIC Seeks to Intervene in EU Human Rights Court Privacy Case ======================================================================= EPIC, for the first time in the organization's 22-year history, has asked the European Court of Human Rights for permission to submit an amicus brief in a case concerning mass surveillance. The case, 10 Human Rights Organizations and Others v UK, concerns whether surveillance activities by the UK's MI5, MI6, and GCHQ agencies violated the European Convention on Human Rights. The original applicants, who now have been consolidated into one case, included the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Privacy International. EPIC argued it was in a "strong position to assist the Court in understanding US surveillance law." In particular, EPIC stated it could: (1) "provide background related to the UK and US security agencies' activities"; (2) "provide the Court with insights . . .with a special regard to procedural hurdles in privacy cases in the US"; (3) provide "expertise in the question of remedies, and the failure of the proposed bill to provide privacy safeguards for non-U.S. persons in the United States in particular"; and (4) "inform the question of whether the fundamental right to privacy is essential to freedom of expression." EPIC routinely files amicus briefs in cases concerning emerging privacy and civil liberties issues in the US. In 2013, EPIC filed a petition in the US Supreme Court, In re EPIC, arguing that the NSA program was unlawful. EPIC: Letter to European Court of Human Rights (Jan. 20, 2016) https://epic.org/EPIC_ECtHR_24960_15_220116.pdf EPIC: Liberty v GCHQ https://epic.org/amicus/echr/liberty-gchq/ EU Human Rights Court: 10 Human Rights Organizations and Others v UK (Nov. 24, 2016) http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-159526 EPIC: In re EPIC - NSA Telephone Records Surveillance https://epic.org/privacy/nsa/in-re-epic/ ======================================================================= [5] EPIC Urges FCC to Establish Consumer Privacy Protections ======================================================================= EPIC has submitted a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, urging the agency to undertake a rulemaking to protect consumer communications privacy. EPIC has asked the FCC to explore "the full range of communications privacy issues facing US consumers," and noted that European communications regulators are reviewing the EU "ePrivacy Directive" and the need to close the gap between European and US policies on consumer privacy. EPIC outlined several preliminary recommendations for the rulemaking, along with principles for communications privacy. EPIC suggested that the FCC apply the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights to communications data. Grounded in the Fair Information Practices, the bill grants consumer rights and places obligations on private companies collecting consumer information. EPIC urged the Commission to adopt data minimization requirements that oblige companies to collect only the data needed for the purpose at hand, and to safely dispose of that data once it is no longer needed for that purpose. EPIC further recommended that the FCC's rulemaking should promote genuine Privacy Enhancing Technologies, such as "Do Not Track," that limit or eliminate the collection of Personally Identifiable Information; urged the agency to require Internet service providers to obtain opt-in consent for the use or disclosure of consumer data; and suggested that the FCC model communications privacy rules on the Code of Fair Information Practices for the National Information Infrastructure, a framework of technology-neutral communication privacy principles. EPIC has worked with the FCC to promote consumer communications privacy for more than 20 years. EPIC has filed numerous comments with the FCC on telephone record and communications privacy, and, in 2008, helped defend the FCC's opt-in privacy rule for telephone records in NCTA v. FCC. EPIC: Letter to FCC on Communications Privacy (Jan. 20, 2016) https://epic.org/redirect/012816-fcc-communications-privacy.html EPIC: CPNI (Customer Proprietary Network Information) https://epic.org/privacy/cpni/ European Commission: ePrivacy Directive (Oct. 6, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/012816-eu-eprivacy.html EPIC: Fair Information Practices https://epic.org/privacy/consumer/code_fair_info.html EPIC: Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights https://epic.org/privacy/white_house_consumer_privacy_.html EPIC: Petition to FCC to Repeal 47 C.F.R. 42.6 (Aug. 4, 2015) https://epic.org/privacy/fcc-data-retention-petition.pdf EPIC: Privacy Guidelines for the National Information Infrastructure https://epic.org/privacy/internet/EPIC_NII_privacy.txt EPIC: Comments to FCC on National Broadband Service (Jun. 8, 2009) https://epic.org/privacy/pdf/fcc_broadband_6-8-09.pdf EPIC: NCTA v. FCC https://epic.org/privacy/nctafcc/ EPIC: Testimony before US House on Communications Privacy (Mar. 1998) https://epic.org/privacy/internet/rotenberg-testimony-398.html ======================================================================= [6] News in Brief ======================================================================= EPIC Urges Court to Uphold Fourth Amendment Safeguards for Police Stops EPIC has filed an amicus brief in Utah v. Strieff, a US Supreme Court case about whether the Fourth Amendment allows evidence to be admitted after an illegal stop. Mr. Strieff was unlawfully detained by an officer, who checked his ID and then arrested him on an unrelated outstanding warrant. In the brief, signed by 21 technical experts and legal scholars, EPIC detailed a number of sweeping government databases that contain detailed but inaccurate records about Americans' noncriminal activity. EPIC argued that "a diminished Fourth Amendment standard coupled with a weakened Privacy Act is truly a recipe for a loss of liberty in America." EPIC previously argued against compelled identification during police stops in Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District and Tolentino v. New York. EPIC: Amicus Brief in Utah v. Strieff (Jan. 29, 2016) http://epic.org/amicus/strieff/EPIC-Amicus.pdf EPIC: Utah v. Strieff https://epic.org/amicus/strieff/ SCOTUSBlog: Utah v. Strieff (Jan. 16, 2016) https://epic.org/redirect/012816-scotus-utah-strieff.html EPIC: Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada https://epic.org/privacy/hiibel/ EPIC: Tolentino v. New York https://www.epic.org/amicus/tolentino/ EPIC Celebrates International Privacy Day EPIC celebrated International Privacy Day January 28, an annual event commemorating the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first binding international treaty for privacy and data protection. EPIC and other consumer organizations have called on the United States to ratify Convention 108. NGOs and privacy experts have also expressed support for the 2009 Madrid Declaration, a substantial document that reaffirms international instruments for privacy protection, identifies new challenges and calls for concrete actions. International Privacy Day https://www.facebook.com/International-Privacy-Day-264341804606/ EPIC: Council of Europe Privacy Convention https://epic.org/privacy/intl/coeconvention/ JD Supra Business Advisor: "EPIC's Rotenberg Repeats Call for US to Ratify International Privacy Convention" (Jan. 31, 2011) http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/epics-rotenberg-repeats-call-for- us-to-92625/ TACD: "Consumer Privacy Rights" (May 2012) https://epic.org/redirect/012816-tacd-consumer-privacy.html The Public Voice http://thepublicvoice.org/ The Public Voice: Madrid Declaration (Nov. 2009) http://thepublicvoice.org/madrid-declaration/ Schrems Responds to US Lobby Groups on Safe Harbor In a brief but clearly argued letter to European data protection authorities, Max Schrems writes that "attempts by lobby groups and the US government to 'reinterpret' or 'overturn the clear judgement of the Union's highest court are fundamentally flawed." Schrems brought the successful case to the European Court of Justice that struck down the Safe Harbor arrangement. The Schrems letter, released on International Data Protection Day, January 28, also states that a new transfer agreement must provide "protection against government surveillance and "essentially equivalent" protection against the commercial use of data by certified companies." Max Schrems received the 2013 EPIC International Champion of Freedom Award. EPIC: Letter from Max Schrems to EU DP Authorities (Jan. 28, 2016) https://epic.org/privacy/intl/ART29_Letter_SH.pdf EPIC: Article 29 Working Party https://epic.org/privacy/art29wp/ EPIC: Max Schrems v Irish Data Protection Commissioner (Safe Harbor) https://epic.org/privacy/intl/schrems/ EU: Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) https://epic.org/redirect/012816-eu-court-justice.html EPIC: "EPIC Gives 2013 Privacy Champion Award to Austrian Privacy Advocate" (Jan. 24, 2013) https://epic.org/2013/01/epic-gives-2013-privacy-champi.html 'Clock is ticking' on Safe Harbor, says European Consumer Organization BEUC, the consumer organization of the European Union, has urged European policy makers to accept a revised Safe Harbor arrangement only if it complies with the Schrems decision and "guarantees that EU citizens' fundamental rights are upheld when their data is exported to the United States." In 2015, 40 consumer privacy organizations in Europe and the US urged US Secretary Pritzker and EU Commissioner Jourova to take specific steps to close the widening EU-US data divide. Secretary Pritzker has been unwilling to meet with consumer organizations. BEUC http://www.beuc.eu/ EPIC: BEUC Press Release on Safe Harbor (Jan. 29, 2016) https://epic.org/privacy/intl/BEUC-Safe-Harbor-negotiations.pdf EPIC: Max Schrems v Irish Data Protection Commissioner (Safe Harbor) https://epic.org/privacy/intl/schrems/ The Public Voice: Coalition Letter re: Safe Harbor (Nov. 13, 2015) http://thepublicvoice.org/EU-US-NGO-letter-Safe-Harbor-11-15.pdf Supreme Court Rules Settlement Offers Can't Moot Consumer Class Actions The US Supreme Court has ruled that a company cannot terminate class action litigation by strategically making a settlement offer of full relief to individual plaintiffs. The case, Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, involved a consumer who refused to drop his Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit in exchange for such an offer. The defendant company argued that the offer, which exceeded the statutory damages under the TCPA, mooted his case. The Justices disagreed, ruling 6-3 that "an unaccepted settlement offer has no force. Like other unaccepted contract offers, it creates no lasting right or obligation." EPIC routinely works to protect consumer privacy interests in class action settlements. Supreme Court: Decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez (Jan 20, 2016) http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/14-857_8njq.pdf SCOTUSBlog: Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez (Jan. 20, 2016) https://epic.org/redirect/012816-scotus-ewald-gomez.html EPIC: Telemarketing and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) https://epic.org/privacy/telemarketing/ EPIC: Letter to Judge re: Fraley v. Facebook (Jul. 12, 2012) https://epic.org/privacy/facebook/EPIC-Ltr-Koh-Fraley%207-12-12.pdf EPIC: Letter to FTC re: Google Referrer Header (Jul. 31, 2014) https://epic.org/privacy/internet/ftc/FTC-Gaos-7-14.pdf EPIC et al.: Letter re: In re Google Referrer Header (Aug. 22, 2013) https://epic.org/redirect/012816-google-referrer-header.html Pew Survey: Americans Unhappy How Personal Data is Used by Companies According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, Americans are cautious about disclosing personal data in commercial settings. They are also frequently unhappy with how companies use their data afterwards. For example, 55% of adults surveyed said it would be unacceptable for a "smart thermostat" to track their movements around their home in exchange for a discount on their energy bill. A majority of respondents also stated it would be unacceptable for a car-insurance company to monitor a driver's speed and location in exchange for safe driving discounts. In 2015, EPIC urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's acquisition of Nest Themostat and has a complaint pending before the FTC regarding "always on" devices. Pew: Report on "Privacy and Information Sharing" (Jan 14, 2016) https://epic.org/redirect/012816-pew-information-sharing.html Pew Research Center http://www.pewinternet.org/ EPIC: Public Opinion on Privacy https://epic.org/privacy/survey/ EPIC/DCC: Letter to FTC re: WhatsApp/Nest Thermostat (Mar. 21, 2014) https://epic.org/privacy/internet/ftc/whatsapp/WhatsApp-Nest-Supp.pdf USA Today: "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 EPIC: Letter to DOJ/FTC re: "Always On" Devices (Jul. 10, 2015) https://epic.org/redirect/071515-epic-always-on.html US Law Firm Argues US, EU Privacy Laws 'Essentially Equivalent' A recent report from a US law firm concludes that the United States offers essentially equivalent privacy protection to Europe. The report also finds that "This body of laws ensures that government access to data for law-enforcement and intelligence purposes is limited to what is necessary and proportionate." However, all travel records of Europeans are routinely transferred to the US Department of Homeland Security without any legal protection, and under Section 702 of the Patriot Act, the US government routinely obtains vast amounts of personal data on non-US persons, including communications logs and website activity. Executive Order 12333 provides even broader surveillance authorities. Sidley Austin LLP: "Essentially Equivalent" (Jan. 2016) https://epic.org/redirect/012816-essentially-equivalent.html EPIC: Executive Order 12333 https://epic.org/privacy/surveillance/12333/ EPIC: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Reform https://epic.org/privacy/surveillance/fisa/reform/ ======================================================================= [7] EPIC in the News ======================================================================= "Battle over spying versus legitimate data transfer heats up in Congress." The Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 28, 2016. http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2016/0128/Battle-over- spying-versus-legitimate-data-transfer-heats-up-in-Congress "Two Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of the FCC's July 10th Omnibus Ruling." Lexology, Jan. 27, 2016. http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=74f348ed-7e2e-49d8- bc86-108b32cbed9d "Donnes personnelles : le projet 'Safe Harbor 2' dans l'impasse." Le Monde, Jan. 27, 2016. http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2016/01/27/donnees- personnelles-le-projet-safe-harbor-2-dans-l-impasse_ 4854725_4408996.html#4rubdpGiSLFUK0SP.99 "FCC Telemarketing Rule To Stem Flood Of Calls, DC Circ. Told." Law360, Jan. 25, 2015. http://www.law360.com/articles/750237/fcc-telemarketing-rule-to- stem-flood-of-calls-dc-circ-told "You're Going to Need an Ad Blocker for Your Next TV." Motherboard, Jan. 21, 2016. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/youre-going-to-need-an-ad-blocker- for-your-next-tv "EU regulators could freeze data transfers with US." The Hill, Jan. 21, 2016. http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/266572-eu-regulators-could- freeze-safe-harbor-alternatives "Nielsen will monitor Facebook to measure buzz about TV programs." Los Angeles Times, Jan. 20, 2016. http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-nielsen-facebook- 20160121-story.html "EU-US Safe Harbor: Judicial Redress Act Vote Delayed." Forbes, Jan. 20, 2016. http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisabrownlee/2016/01/20/eu-us-safe- harbor-judicial-redress-act-vote-delayed/#782677e71412 "Consumer groups urge FCC to establish online privacy rules." Silicon Beat, Jan 20, 2016. http://www.siliconbeat.com/2016/01/20/consumer-groups-urge-fcc-to- establish-online-privacy-rules/ "Consumer groups want FCC to curb targeted ads." Consumer Affairs, Jan. 20, 2016. https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/consumer-groups-want-fcc-to- curb-targeted-ads-012016.html "Internet providers want to know more about you than Google does, privacy groups say." The Washington Post, Jan. 20, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/01/20/ your-internet-provider-is-turning-into-a-data-hungry-tech- company-consumer-groups-warn/ "Broadband CPNI Could Be New Privacy Battleground." Broadcasting & Cable, Jan. 20, 2016. http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/broadband-cpni- could-be-new-privacy-battleground/147108 For More EPIC in the News: http://epic.org/news/epic_in_news.html ======================================================================= [8] EPIC Bookstore ======================================================================= "Privacy Law and Society, 3rd Edition," by Anita Allen, JD, PhD and Marc Rotenberg, JD, LLM. West Academic (Dec.2015). http://www.privacylawandsociety.org/ The Third Edition of "Privacy Law and Society" is the most comprehensive casebook on privacy law ever produced. It traces the development of modern privacy law, from the early tort cases to present day disputes over drone surveillance and facial recognition. The text examines the philosophical roots of privacy claims and the significant court cases and statues that have emerged. The text provides detailed commentary on leading cases and insight into emerging issues. The text includes new material on developments in the European Union, decisions grounded in fundamental rights jurisprudence, and exposes readers to current debates over cloud computing, online profiling, and the role of the Federal Trade Commission. Privacy Law and Society is the leading and most current text in the privacy field. =================================== "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 ======================================================================= January 29, 2016. OECD Expert Briefing: "From Research to the Real World - How Governments Can Use What the OECD Produces" Speaker: Khaliah Barnes, EPIC Associate Director and Director, EPIC Student Privacy Project OECD Washington Center Washington, DC http://www.oecd.org/washington/eventsarchive/expertbriefing-research- realworld.htm February 2, 2016. "Right to be Forgotten: Welcome protection for privacy or a threat to free speech?" Speaker: EPIC President Marc Rotenberg Columbia University Law School New York, NY http://web.law.columbia.edu/kernochan/events/current-events February 11, 2016. "Drones, Privacy, and the Role of Law" Speaker: EPIC President Marc Rotenberg UCLA Law School Los Angeles, CA https://www.law.ucla.edu/news-and-events/calendar-of-events/ February 25 - February 26, 2016. "State-of-the-Art Estimation Methods in Federal Statistics" Speaker: EPIC President Marc Rotenberg National Academies of Science Stanford Law School Palo Alto, CA https://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=49725 April 20 - April 21, 2016. 34th Social Science Research Conference: "The Invasive Other" Speaker: EPIC President Marc Rotenberg The New School New York, NY http://events.newschool.edu/event/the_invasive_other_-_34th_social_ research_conference_-_day_1#.VquI_VMrKIZ June 6, 2016. EPIC 2016 Champions of Freedom Awards Event. 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