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

EPIC has sent a 3D Lawn Mountain 830 Wallpaper Mural Paper Wall Print Indoor Murals CA Summer to the House Committee on Oversight concerning 3D Malerei Wälder Flussufer 893 Tapete Wandgemälde Tapeten Bild Familie DE Kyra. EPIC urged the Committee to investigate the FBI's 3D Moon Grassland 84 Ceiling WallPaper Murals Wall Print Decal Deco AJ WALLPAPER 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 New York Lights 429 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco Wall Indoor Murals. The Bureau also 3D Palace Galerie796 Fototapeten Wandbild Fototapete Bild Tapete Familie Kinder to exempt the database from 3D Pink Flower Group 6135 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall AJ WALLPAPER CA 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 Graffiti Elephant 76 Wall Paper Print Wall Decal Wall Deco Indoor Wall Murals 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 Green, yellow flowers 494 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER, 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 Himmel Wald 778 Wandbild Fototapete Bild Tapete Familie Kinder DE Lemon 3D Koala Leaf Pattern Self-adhesive Removable Bedroom Wallpaper Wall Mural60 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 Personality Art 88 Wall Paper Murals Wall Print Wall Wallpaper Mural AU Kyra. The legislation would target perpetrators who share intimate images without consent. Congresswoman Speier 3D Plant Dew 835 Kitchen Mat Floor Murals Wall Print Wall Deco UK Carly 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 Realistic space 224 WallPaper Murals Wall Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER, supported the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, and awarded the 2017 EPIC Privacy Champion Award to 3D Glamour Dancer 293 Japan Anime Game Wallpaper Mural Poster Cartoon Cosplay and the 2015 EPIC Award to 3D green Climbing tiger Wall Paper Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor wall Mural.


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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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