Publications

  • Screened and Scored in D.C.

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Screening & Scoring

    • Publications

  • Scam Robocalls: Telecom Providers Profit

    This report explains the depth of the scam robocall problem, the reasons for the problem, and how the Federal Communications Commission has responded. EPIC and NCLC recommend several simple strategies that would stop most, if not all, of these fraudulent robocalls.

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Robocalls

    • Publications

  • How the FTC Can Mandate Data Minimization Through a Section 5 Unfairness Rulemaking

    This paper argues that the FTC should use its Section 5 unfairness authority to establish a Data Minimization Rule to prohibit all secondary data uses with limited exceptions, ensuring that people can safely use apps and online services without having to take additional action.

    • Big Data

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • Publications

  • What the FTC Could Be Doing (But Isn’t) To Protect Privacy

    EPIC's report "What the FTC Could Be Doing (But Isn't) to Protect Privacy" highlights numerous statutory authorities that the Federal Trade Commission has failed to use to safeguard privacy. EPIC identifies untapped or underused powers in the FTC's toolbox and explains how the FTC should deploy them to protect the public from abusive data practices.

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • Publications

  • Liberty at Risk: Pre-trial Risk Assessment Tools in the U.S.

    In EPIC's Liberty at Risk report, go inside examples of real Risk Assessment Tools, survey where they are used, how they can be improved, and why people are sounding the alarm.

    • AI in the Criminal Justice System

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Government AI Use

    • Publications

  • Grading on a Curve: Privacy Legislation in the 116th Congress

    Grading on a Curve: Privacy Legislation in the 116th Congress reviews recent developments, sets out a model bill, and assesses pending legislation.

    • Data Protection

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Proposed U.S. Legislation

    • Publications