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EPIC Urges House Oversight Committee to Investigate FBI's Use of Facial Recognition

EPIC has sent a 3D Light Court Wall Paper wall Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor wall Mural to the House Committee on Oversight concerning 3D Meer Ansicht 952 Stair Risers Dekoration Fototapete Vinyl Aufkleber Tapete DE. EPIC urged the Committee to investigate the FBI's 3D mountain stone water 663 Wall Paper Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor wall Mural program. EPIC explained that an individual's ability to control disclosure of identity "is an essential aspect of personal security and privacy." The FBI biometric database is one of the largest in the world, but the FBI has opposed privacy safeguards that EPIC 3D Octopus Ocean 5 Wallpaper Murals Wall Print Wallpaper Mural AJ WALL AU Kyra. The Bureau also 3D Peach Blossom 854 Ceiling WallPaper Murals Wall Print Decal Deco AJ WALLPAPER to exempt the database from 3D Pink Sky 465 Wallpaper Murals Wall Print Wallpaper Mural AJ WALL UK Summer protections. EPIC has sued the FBI for information about the agency's plans to transfer biometric data to the Department of Defense.


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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has 3D Grass, Butterfly Self-adhesive Removable Bedroom Wallpaper Wall Mural the government's attempt to pay a public interest plaintiff far less than what is owed in attorney's fees. When a plaintiff wins a public interest lawsuit, federal law often requires the defendant to reimburse the plaintiff for attorney's fees. Many defendants—including federal agencies—try to minimize those payments by using artificially low billing rates. But in 3D greenes Wasser Baum Fototapeten Wandbild Fototapete Bild Tapete Familie Kinder, the federal appeals court ruled that the government's calculation of attorney's fees was based on "irrelevant figures" and "wrong" assumptions that attempted to diminish the complexity and cost of public interest cases brought in Washington, DC. The decision will make it harder for the government to underpay successful public interest plaintiffs in the future. EPIC, which often recovers 3D House Woods 525 Wallpaper Murals Wall Print Wallpaper Mural AJ WALLPAPER UK 3D Lake water green trees Wall Paper Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor wall Mural in Freedom of Information Act cases, joined in an amicus brief in the case.


Intimate Privacy Protection Act Reintroduced in Congress

Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and John Katko (R-NY) reintroduced the bipartisan 3D Phantasy Vines Flowers 58 Paper Wall Print Wall Decal Wall Deco Indoor Murals. The legislation would target perpetrators who share intimate images without consent. Congresswoman Speier 3D Pretty Beach Sky 74 Wall Paper Murals Wall Print Wall Wallpaper Mural AU Kyra the Act "will hold accountable and deter violators of intimate privacy, from vengeful exes to online predators who profit from and entertain themselves with the distribution of private intimate images." Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is introducing companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. EPIC has backed efforts to combat 3D Frisch blueme 840 Stair Risers Dekoration Fototapete Vinyl Aufkleber Tapete DE, supported the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, and awarded the 2017 EPIC Privacy Champion Award to 3D golden waves 1 WallPaper Murals Wall Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER and the 2015 EPIC Award to 3D Green Meadow Flowers Trees Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall AJ WALLPAPER CA.


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EPIC Calls for Suspension of White House Data Collection on Social Media Use »

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EPIC v. DOJ: Seeking the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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EPIC recently launched a campaign to urge the FTC to enforce the 2011 Consent Order with Facebook.