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

EPIC has sent a Indian Kantha Quilt Handmade Bedspread Queen Vintage Blanket Throw Gudari AQ-07 to the House Committee on Oversight concerning Indian Kantha Vintage Bedding Patola Silk Patchwork Quilt Bedspread Throw KU-64. EPIC urged the Committee to investigate the FBI's Indian Multi Traditional Print King Size Cotton Bed Sheet With Pillow Covers 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 Indian Patchwork Vintage Kantha Quilt Reversible Bedspread Handmade Gudari Throw. The Bureau also Indian Quilt Queen Cotton Printed Bedding Bedspread Ikat Kantha Quilt Coverlet to exempt the database from Indian Silk Ptola Patch Work Bedding Bedsprea Reversible Handmade Blanket Throw 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 Indio Estilo Henna green Algodón blue Edredón Tamaño King 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 Ink+Ivy Maddox Coverlet Set bluee Full Queen, 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 INUP HOME MATELASSE RUFFLED QUEEN COVERLET - MADE IN PORTUGAL - BEIGE - NEW IRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot - Brand New - R650020 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 J&D INDOOR OUTDOOR 60 CEILING FAN 9,415 CFM MODELCF60. The legislation would target perpetrators who share intimate images without consent. Congresswoman Speier Japanese Quilted Bedspread & Pillow Shams Set, Romantic Sakura Blooms Print 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 Jennifer Lopez 600 Thread Count Pure Egyptian Cotton 2 King Pillowcases NEW, supported the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, and awarded the 2017 EPIC Privacy Champion Award to Jet-708366 JPM-13-K 13 In. Knife Set for JPM-13 Planer Molders and the 2015 EPIC Award to John Wright 088586 4 H Hinge Pair.

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