Tag: Surveillance

  • EPIC, Brennan Center, CDT: New HPSCI Bill Reauthorizing Section 702 Is “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

    EPIC joined the Brennan Center for Justice an the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) in issuing a one-pager on the FISA Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2023, the newly-introduced bill to reauthorize FISA Section 702 by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The one-pager details how the FISA Reform and Reauthorization Act is an "anti-reform bill in disguise" that would in fact expand surveillance conducted pursuant to Section 702, including by:

    • FISA Section 702

    • Privacy Laws

    • Proposed U.S. Legislation

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • Sen. Wyden Reveals Government Surveillance of Smartphone “Push” Notifications

    Sen. Wyden published a letter revealing that the government can compel Apple and Google to turn over contents and metadata from push communications.

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Wiretapping

    • Updates

  • EPIC Statement on the Introduction of the Protect Liberty and End Warrantless Surveillance Act (PLEWSA)

    • FISA Section 702

    • Privacy Laws

    • Proposed U.S. Legislation

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Statements

  • California Privacy Agency Releases Draft Rules for Automated Decision-Making Technology, Including Opt-Out for Behavioral Ads

    As momentum to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) continues to build on the federal level, yesterday the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) published draft regulations for automated decision-making technology, which includes machine learning and AI.

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Privacy Laws

    • U.S. State Privacy Laws

    • Updates

  • EPIC, Coalition Call on Key Lawmakers to Not Allow Section 702 Reauthorization to Slip into NDAA

    EPIC and a coalition of privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights groups urged key lawmakers including the Majority and Minority Leaders of both the House and Senate, to not allow any reauthorization of FISA Section 702 to be slipped into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in conference.

    • FISA Section 702

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • Sen. Wyden Reveals New Details about the Massive Hemisphere Surveillance Program

    Yesterday, in a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Sen. Ron Wyden revealed stunning new details about the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Hemisphere program, now known as Data Analytical Services (DAS), a vast and highly-secretive surveillance authority run by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the DEA.

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • EPIC, Coalition Oppose Any Short-Term Reauthorization of Section 702

    EPIC and a coalition of privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights groups urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to refrain from including any short-term reauthorization of FISA Section 702 in the continuing resolution or any other “must-pass” legislation.

    • FISA Section 702

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • Privacy Laws

    • Proposed U.S. Legislation

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • EPIC Publishes Quick Guide to the Government Surveillance Reform Act (GSRA)

    Yesterday, EPIC published a Quick Guide to the Government Surveillance Reform Act (GSRA), exploring key provisions of the sweeping, bicameral, bipartisan bill and why they matter. The Quick Guide includes important context for each of the key provisions, as well as commentary on how the GSRA would prohibit harmful surveillance practices and close statutory loopholes.

    • FISA Section 702

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • Privacy Laws

    • Proposed U.S. Legislation

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates

  • Congress Has a Critical Opportunity to Protect Americans by Passing the Government Surveillance Reform Act

    Today, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mike Lee (R-UT), as well as Representatives Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), introduced the Government Surveillance Reform Act (GSRA), a sweeping bipartisan, bicameral bill that would rein in the growing ecosystem of warrantless government surveillance authorities as part of reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is due to expire on December 31.

    • FISA Section 702

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • Privacy Laws

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • U.S. Privacy Laws

    • Analysis

  • EDPB Orders Stop to Meta’s Behavioral Advertising

    On October 27, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted an urgent binding decision that the Irish Data Protection Authority (DPA) must ban Meta from behavioral advertising in the European Economic Area by November 10th.

    • Big Data

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Social Media Privacy

    • Updates