Category Archives: Privacy

UK Report Faults FTC Failure to Enforce Facebook Order

The UK House of Commons published the report “Disinformation and ‘fake news’” following an eighteen-month investigation of Facebook. The report found that if Facebook had fully complied with the FTC settlement, Cambridge Analytica would not have happened. The UK report stated “It seems clear that Facebook was, at the very least, in violation of its… Read More »

Supreme Court to Hear Dispute over Census Citizenship Question

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the government’s appeal of New York v. Department of Commerce, in which a New York federal judge blocked the government from asking a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. EPIC filed an amicus brief in the case. EPIC has also sued to block the citizenship question in EPIC… Read More »

EFF to State Department: Respect Freedom of Speech of Chinese Students

EFF joined a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opposing a proposal to deploy stronger vetting procedures against Chinese students intending to study in the United States because the procedures would threaten the free speech interests of both Chinese students and their American associates. Reuters reported that the Trump administration is considering “checks of… Read More »

Designing Welcome Mats to Invite User Privacy

The way we design user interfaces can have a profound impact on the privacy of a user’s data. It should be easy for users to make choices that protect their data privacy. But all too often, big tech companies instead design their products to manipulate users into surrendering their data privacy. These methods are often… Read More »

EPIC Submits Comments on Regulation of Private Surveillance Industry

EPIC has submitted comments the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression for a report on the surveillance industry. The Special Rapporteur is soliciting information for a report to UN General Assembly on how surveillance technology is regulated and used around the world. EPIC’s submission details a recent U.S. proposal to limit exports of surveillance… Read More »