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

EPIC has sent a 3D Ocean Dolphin Paper Wall Print Wall Decal Wall Deco Indoor Murals to the House Committee on Oversight concerning 3D People oil painting 2665 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER. EPIC urged the Committee to investigate the FBI's 3D Portraits of People 03 Paper Wall Print Wall Decal Wall Deco Indoor Murals 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 Red Mountain 460 WallPaper Bathroom Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER US. The Bureau also 3D Rough waves 1 WallPaper Murals Wall Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER to exempt the database from 3D goldene Ahornblätter Weg 74 Fototapeten Wandbild BildTapete AJSTORE DE Lemon 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 Kids Dreamy, Hippo Self-adhesive Removable Wallpaper Room 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 London Bridge Flower 7746 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall AJ WALLPAPER CA, 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 Mer Coucher Du Soleil 78 Décor Mural Murale De Mur De Cuisine AJ WALLPAPER FR 3D Natsume Yuujinchou 5 Japan Anime Game Wallpaper Mural Poster Cartoon Cosplay 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 Schöne Universum Planeten Fototapeten Wandbild BildTapete Familie AJSTORE DE. The legislation would target perpetrators who share intimate images without consent. Congresswoman Speier 3D Grass, elephants 277 Wall Paper Print Wall Decal Deco Indoor Wall Murals 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 greenes Baum Muster 7998 Tapete Wandgemälde Tapeten Bild Familie DE Jenny, supported the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, and awarded the 2017 EPIC Privacy Champion Award to 3D Iceberg road 1 Paper Murals Wall Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER and the 2015 EPIC Award to 3D Lawn Baby 4059 Wallpaper Murals Wall Print Wallpaper Mural AJ WALL UK Lemon.

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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.