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

EPIC has sent a 3D Bule Dolphin 603 Wallpaper Murals Wall Print Wallpaper Mural AJ WALL UK Carly to the House Committee on Oversight concerning 3D Charm color 73 Garage Door Murals Wall Print Decal Wall AJ WALLPAPER UK Carly. EPIC urged the Committee to investigate the FBI's 3D color Gifts 82 Wall Paper Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor wall Murals Home 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 Dancer Girl 4151 Wallpaper Murals Wall Print Wall Mural AJ WALLPAPER UK Lemon. The Bureau also 3D Dolphin Pearl 24 Wall Paper Exclusive MXY Wallpaper Mural Decal Indoor wall to exempt the database from 3D Fantasy Island 5477 Floor WallPaper Murals Wallpaper Mural Print AJ AU 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 Sunset Snow Mountain Wall Paper Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor 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 Bamboo Bird Flowers 833 Wallpaper Mural Paper Wall Print Wallpaper Murals UK, 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 Blätter Raummuster 68 Tapete Tapeten Mauer Foto Familie Tapete Wandgemälde DE 3D bluemenmuster 794 Tapete Tapeten Mauer Foto Familie Tapete Wandgemälde DE 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 Eight Horses 618 WallPaper Murals Wall Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER. The legislation would target perpetrators who share intimate images without consent. Congresswoman Speier 3D Festival Katze Fototapeten Wandbild Fototapete Bild Tapete Familie Kinder 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 Flowers color 511 Wallpaper Murals Wall Print Wallpaper Mural AJ WALL AU Kyra, supported the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, and awarded the 2017 EPIC Privacy Champion Award to 12sr Historic Repro Gorgeous c.1800 Floral Stripe Waterhouse Handprint Wallpaper and the 2015 EPIC Award to 3D Angel Santa Claus 644 Wallpaper Murals Wall Print Wallpaper Mural AJ WALL US.


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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.