U.S. Privacy Laws

  • Generating Harms

    • Access to Information

    • AI in the Criminal Justice System

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Big Data

    • Children's Privacy

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Communications Privacy

    • Competition and Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Brokers

    • Data Protection

    • Data Security

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Election Security

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • Government AI Use

    • Government Records & Privacy

    • Health Privacy

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Online Harassment

    • Privacy Laws

    • Proposed U.S. Legislation

    • Robocalls

    • Screening & Scoring

    • Social Media Privacy

    • Student Privacy

    • U.S. Privacy Laws

    • U.S. State Privacy Laws

    • Web Scraping

    • Workplace Privacy

  • Data minimization is the key to a meaningful privacy law

    This is the sixth blog post in EPIC’s series on Data Minimization. We have previously discussed data minimization as a framework to curb harmful commercial surveillance practices, harms that stem from out of context secondary data uses, data minimization as a pillar of data security, data minimization as a tool to protect health data privacy, and data minimization as a way to regulate surveillance advertising. This post discusses existing data minimization rules in state and federal laws. 

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Brokers

    • Privacy Laws

    • U.S. Privacy Laws

    • U.S. State Privacy Laws

    • Analysis

  • President Biden Signs Law Limiting Data Broker Sales

    President Biden has signed H.R. 815, which includes the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024.

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Brokers

    • Privacy Laws

    • U.S. Privacy Laws

    • Updates

  • EPIC Statement on House Passage of Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act

    Today, the House passed the Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act, H.R.4639, which would prohibit intelligence agencies and law enforcement from purchasing Americans’ data without a warrant.

    • Fourth Amendment

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • Privacy Laws

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • U.S. Privacy Laws

    • Statements

  • American Privacy Rights Act Hearing Tomorrow

    • Privacy Laws

    • Proposed U.S. Legislation

    • U.S. Privacy Laws

    • Updates

  • EPIC Statement for the Record on American Privacy Rights Act

    • Privacy Laws

    • Proposed U.S. Legislation

    • U.S. Privacy Laws

    • Statements

  • House of Representatives Unanimously Approves Data Broker Bill

    The House of Representatives has voted unanimously (214-0) to pass H.R. 7520, the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024, sponsored by Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).

    • Privacy Laws

    • U.S. Privacy Laws

    • Updates

  • House Committee Approves Bill Restricting Sales of Sensitive Data to Foreign Adversaries

    Today, the House Energy & Commerce Committee approved H.R. 7520, the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024.

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Brokers

    • Privacy Laws

    • U.S. Privacy Laws

    • Updates

  • RELEASE: Report: State Laws are Failing to Protect Privacy

    • Privacy Laws

    • U.S. Privacy Laws

    • U.S. State Privacy Laws

    • Updates