EPIC’s important privacy campaigns include:
U.S. Urgently Needs a Data Protection Agency
The United States is one of the few democracies in the world that does not have a federal data protection agency. While the FTC helps to safeguard consumers and promote competition, it is not a data protection agency. The United States needs a new approach. EPIC launched a campaign to promote the creation of a Data Protection Agency in the United States.
Ban Face Surveillance
2020 Election Security
Since launching its Democracy and Cybersecurity Project, EPIC has worked to ensure that elections in the United States are secure and fair for all citizens, even during a pandemic. Through advocacy, litigation, and policy efforts, EPIC is fighting to protect democratic institutions and highlighting privacy and cybersecurity concerns related to election systems.
Privacy and the Pandemic
EPIC is working to ensure that private and public sector responses to COVID-19 safeguard the privacy and civil liberties of all people. Through advocacy, oversight, and litigation, EPIC is ensuring that the coronavirus pandemic does not lead to erosion of individual rights. Visit epic.org/covid to see EPIC’s resources on these issues.
Enforce The Order
In the lead-up to the year anniversary of the FTC re-opening its investigation into Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, EPIC launched a campaign to urge the FTC to enforce the 2011 Consent Order with Facebook.
End the FCC Data Retention Mandate
Democracy & Cybersecurity: Preserving Democratic Institutions
Data Protection 2016
In 2015, EPIC launched a project on algorithmic transparency, urging companies to show us the code that makes judgements about us.
Stop Body Scanners
Privacy & Google Books
Privacy and the 2010 Election