Privacy & Racial Justice

  • EPIC Urges CBP Not to Collect Useless Social Media Information From Visa Holders

    EPIC urged CBP not to collect social media information from current visa holders because this information is not useful and likely to result in biased denials of entry to the U.S.

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Traveler Screening & Border Surveillance

    • Updates

  • EPIC Comments to DHS on Collecting Social Media Information in EVUS System

    EPIC submitted comments opposing DHS's plan to collect social media information for continuous vetting of people who have already been granted a visa to visit the U.S. Social media information is of no value for vetting and prone to misinterpretation and biases.

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Traveler Screening & Border Surveillance

    • APA Comments

  • New EPIC Report Sheds Light on Generative A.I. Harms 

    EPIC has just released a new report detailing the wide variety of harms that new generative A.I. tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney, and DALL-E pose! While many of these tools have been lauded for their capability to produce new and believable text, images, audio, and videos, the rapid integration of generative AI technology into consumer-facing products has undermined years-long efforts to make AI development transparent and accountable.

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Big Data

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Competition and Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Online Harassment

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Updates

  • EPIC, Coalition Urge Congress to Eliminate Funding for Failed “Countering Violent Extremism” Program

    A letter from EPIC and a coalition to Congress calling for an end to ineffective and dangerous Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevent grant program.

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • 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

  • President Biden Signs Executive Order Advancing Racial Equity and Imposing Equity Principles on Government A.I.

    With its inclusion of digital civil rights and efforts to prevent algorithmic discrimination, today’s executive order is a welcome shift toward a more equitable and responsible government approach to A.I.

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Government AI Use

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Screening & Scoring

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • EPIC, EFF, & NACDL Amicus Brief Urges NJ Court to Recognize Right to Discovery on Facial Recognition Used to Identify Defendant

    • Face Surveillance & Biometrics

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • New Jersey v. Arteaga

    • Face Surveillance & Biometrics

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Amicus Briefs

  • EPIC, Coalition Call on Congressional Leaders to Pass Privacy and Civil Rights Law

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Privacy Laws

    • Proposed U.S. Legislation

    • Updates