Tag: Surveillance Oversight

  • EPIC, Coalition Call on OMB to Make Privacy Impact Assessments Work

    EPIC submitted comments on our own and joined a coalition of groups urging OMB to update guidance to make PIAs work to protect privacy.

    • Government Databases

    • Open Government

    • Privacy Impact Assessments

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • 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

  • ICE’s Privacy Impact Assessment on Surveillance Technologies is an Exercise in Disregarding Reality  

    A recent Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) published by the DHS in 2022 details ICE Homeland Security and Investigations’ use of several categories of surveillance technologies. The PIA outlines ICE’s narrow conception of a “reasonable expectation of privacy” that allows the agency to conduct broad surveillance without judicial oversight.

    • Privacy in Public

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Analysis

  • The Rise of Chinese Surveillance Technology in Africa (Part 6 of 6)

    There is no robust empirical evidence that the adoption of Chinese surveillance tools results in the reduction of crime. The continual procurement of these tools despite lack of evidence of efficacy raises a series of questions: why are local elites interested in procuring these tools? To what extent do these tools empower new forms of governmentality? What are the hidden costs of adopting digital surveillance tools for Kenya and other African states?

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • Face Surveillance & Biometrics

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy in Public

    • Privacy Laws

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Analysis