Data Security

  • Success of FCC’s IoT Cyber Trust Mark Depends Upon Meaningful Standards, Transparency, and Accountability

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has the opportunity to boost consumer confidence in the cybersecurity of Internet of Things (IoT) products through its voluntary U.S. Cyber Trust Mark program (Trust Mark), but only if the standards are meaningful, the process for earning a label is transparent, and those who assign and receive the Trust Mark label are held accountable to meet those standards.

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Location Tracking

    • Analysis

  • EPIC Encourages FinCEN to Center Privacy and Data Security in Consumer Identification Methods

    Yesterday EPIC submitted comments urging the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to require strong privacy and security protections in their Consumer Identification Program (CIP) Rule that governs how banks obtain full Social Security Numbers (SSN) from third-party verifiers when a consumer opens an account or applies for a credit card.

    • Big Data

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Brokers

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Government Records & Privacy

    • Updates

  • EPIC Raises Phone Network Cybersecurity Concerns in FCC Comment

    On May 28, EPIC submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission in response to its request for information about the exploitation of security vulnerabilities within the Signaling System 7 (SS7) and Diameter protocols, a technological infrastructure that facilitates voice calls and text messaging.

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Location Tracking

    • Updates

  • EPIC Urges FCC to Enhance Disclosures to Consumers in IoT Rulemaking

    On May 24, EPIC filed reply comments in the Federal Communication Commission's Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Cybersecurity Labels for the Internet of Things, focused on disclosures related to operations performed in high-risk countries.

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Brokers

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Location Tracking

    • Updates

  • EPIC Encourages FCC to Continue Advancing Five Principles to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors in Connected Cars Rulemaking

    On May 23, EPIC filed two comments with the Federal Communications Commission regarding its proposed rulemaking on connected cars under the Safe Connections Act.

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Brokers

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Location Tracking

    • Updates

  • In re: Supporting Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence (FNPRM)

    EPIC and Public Knowledge file these comments to support the FCC's efforts to better protect survivors of domestic violence by reducing the opportunities available to abusers to control, surveil, or revictimize survivors by misusing America’s communications systems.

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Brokers

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Location Tracking

    • APA Comments

  • Reply Comment in Cybersecurity Labeling for Internet of Things (FNPRM)

    Although EPIC tentatively supports the FCC’s proposals to require disclosures related to high-risk countries in the Trust Mark label, we urge the Commission to also require disclosures about access to consumer data, including indirect methods of obtaining access to data about Americans.

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Brokers

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Location Tracking

    • APA Comments

  • Reply Comment – Preventing Location Tracking via Diameter and SS7 (Request for Comment)

    EPIC submits these comments to the FCC regarding the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau’s request for comment on communications service providers’ implementation of security countermeasures to prevent exploitation of vulnerabilities in the Signaling System 7 (SS7) and Diameter protocols.

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Location Tracking

    • APA Comments

  • Coalition Comment – Supporting Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence (FNPRM)

    The undersigned domestic violence survivor advocacy, privacy, government accountability, civil liberties, civil rights, racial justice, human rights, and other civil society groups submit this comment to urge the FCC to foreground the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual violence and to protect privacy when regulating connected cars and other internet-connected devices.

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Brokers

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Location Tracking

    • APA Comments