Open Government

  • DHS Releases Data Mining Report After EPIC FOIA Request

    DHS publicly released the 2021 Data Mining Report after EPIC submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in June 2023 seeking the “2020 DHS Data Mining Report and all subsequent DHS data mining reports.”

    • Freedom of Information Act

    • Government Databases

    • Open Government

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • Office of Management and Budget Memorandum on Use of AI in Government

    • AI in the Criminal Justice System

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Government AI Use

    • Open Government

    • Comments

  • DHS OIG: CBP, ICE, and Secret Service Violated Privacy Policies, Failed to Develop Sufficient Policies Before Purchasing and Using Commercial Geolocation Data

    A report by the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General (DHS OIG) revealed that CBP, ICE, and the Secret Service purchased and used commercial geolocation data in violation of their privacy policies, and that DHS components have failed to develop policies governing the purchase and use of location data.

    • Data Protection

    • Location Tracking

    • Open Government

    • Privacy Impact Assessments

    • Privacy in Public

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • New EPIC Report Delves into State AI Procurement

    Across the country, state and local agencies are outsourcing important government decisions to private companies and their AI tools—all without meaningful public input or oversight.

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Brokers

    • Freedom of Information Act

    • Government AI Use

    • Open Government

    • Updates

  • The Daily Beast: Stop the Post Office From Spying on Us

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Open Government

    • Social Media Privacy

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • News

  • Reason: Intelligence Services Evade 4th Amendment by Paying for Your Data

    • FISA Section 702

    • Freedom of Information Act

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • Open Government

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • News

  • NetChoice v. Bonta

    Whether the First Amendment prohibits a law that requires businesses to offer privacy protections to children.

    • Children's Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Open Government

    • Privacy Impact Assessments

    • Privacy Laws

    • U.S. State Privacy Laws

    • Amicus Briefs

  • EPIC Cautions OSTP on Data Transfers, Urges Differential Privacy

    On March 30, EPIC submitted comments to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recommending several resources that might assist OSTP in fulfilling the aims of the "Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety" Executive Order.

    • Access to Information

    • AI in the Criminal Justice System

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Fourth Amendment

    • Freedom of Information Act

    • Government Databases

    • Open Government

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Privacy in Public

    • Privacy Laws

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • Comments of EPIC to OSTP on Criminal Justice Statistics Request for Information

    EPIC's comments to OSTP in the form of a reading list of relevant work by EPIC and other organizations describing how law enforcement agencies regularly violate open records law, eschew transparency, and misuse data and statistics in ways that perpetuate harm

    • AI in the Criminal Justice System

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Fourth Amendment

    • Freedom of Information Act

    • Government Databases

    • Open Government

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Privacy Laws

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • APA Comments

  • The Markup: It Takes a Small Miracle to Learn Basic Facts About Government Algorithms

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Government AI Use

    • Open Government

    • Screening & Scoring

    • News