Transparency is one of the core principles of modern government because it ensures accountability and meaningful public oversight. EPIC helps to ensure that the government is open about its data collection and privacy practices.
Areas of Focus within Open Government
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Federal Advisory Committee Act
The Federal Advisory Committee Act is a critical tool for opening the process by which government agencies obtain advice from advisory committees and private individuals.
Freedom of Information Act
The FOIA empowers the public to know what their government is up to by giving people the right to obtain information from federal agencies.
Privacy Impact Assessments
Privacy impact assessments are a powerful mechanism for minimizing personal data collection, ensuring that institutions weigh the privacy risks of new projects, and keeping the public informed about the collection and use of their personally identifiable information.
Contact EPIC’s Experts on Open Government
EPIC Senior Counsel
EPIC Senior Counsel and Director, Project on Surveillance Oversight
EPIC Senior Counsel and Director of Litigation
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