Category Archives: Privacy

Who Defends Your Data? Report Reveals Peruvian ISPs Progress on User Privacy, Still Room for Improvement

Hiperderecho, the leading digital rights organization in Peru, in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, today launched its second ¿Quien Defiende Tus Datos? (Who Defends Your Data?), an evaluation of the privacy practices of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that millions of Peruvians use every day.  This year’s results are more encouraging than those in 2015’s report, with Telefonica’s Movistar… Read More »

ANALYSIS: Justice Thomas Charts Path for Consumer Privacy Cases

In his dissenting opinion in Frank v. Gaos, Justice Thomas set out two key guidelines for future consumer privacy litigation. First, Justice Thomas said that consumer privacy cases could go forward when a “private right” is violated, such as when a violation of a federal privacy law is alleged. The Supreme Court adopted a somewhat… Read More »

Supreme Court Remands Controversial Cy Pres Deal

The Supreme Court today sent Frank v. Gaos back to the lower courts because the Court could not decide if the proposed settlement in a privacy case was “fair, reasonable, and adequate” or if the case was properly before the Court. The case involves Google’s disclosure of search histories to third parties without consent, a… Read More »

EPIC, Coalition Call on Congress to End NSA Surveillance Program

EPIC joined civil liberties organizations this week in a statement to the House Judiciary Committee, calling for a permanent end to the NSA’s phone record collection program. The groups asked that Congress to “hold hearings and make public information critical to permit an informed debate over the reauthorization of Section 215 and other provisions of… Read More »

Here’s Why You Can’t Trust What Cops and Companies Claim About Automated License Plate Readers

Emails Prove ICE Could Access Data from Orange County Shopping Malls, Despite the Companies’ Denials In response to an ACLU report on how law enforcement agencies share information collected by automated license plate readers (ALPRs) with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials have been quick to deny and obfuscate despite documentary evidence obtained directly from ICE itself… Read More »

Rep. Cicilline: FTC Must Investigate Facebook’s Antitrust Violations

In a New York Times op-ed, Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, has asked the FTC to investigate Facebook for violating antitrust laws. Citing EPIC’s work, Chairman Cicilline said “For years, privacy advocates have alerted the commission that Facebook was likely violating its commitments under the agreement. Not… Read More »