Just days after upholding the federal robocall ban against a First Amendment challenge, the U.S. Supreme Court has to decide the scope of the ban in a new case, Duguid v. Facebook. Following the D.C. Circuit’s invalidation of the FCC’s definition of an “autodialer”—the technology companies use to automatically dial vast numbers of consumers— federal appeals courts have split on how to interpret the term. Telemarketers argue that an autodialer must generate random or sequential numbers, while consumers and consumer groups like EPIC maintain that the law bans systems that automatically call numbers from lists. In Gadelhak v. AT&T, EPIC argued that adopting the telemarketers’ autodialer definition “would undermine the law's effectiveness by inviting easy circumvention and rendering the restriction obsolete.” EPIC routinely files amicus briefs in cases on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Liberty at Risk: Risk Assessments in the Criminal Justice System
买哪种彩票更容易中奖join epic, professor sean hill, vincent southerland, and professor megan stevenson for a july 8th webinar about risk assessment tools used throughout the criminal justice system. the event will focus on what these tools are, where they're used, the disproportionate impact they have based on race, ethnicity, and age, and how advocates can challenge or improve these tools through both litigation and legislation.
Privacy and the Pandemic
epic is working to ensure that private and public sector responses to covid-19 safeguard the privacy and civil liberties of all people. through advocacy, oversight, and litigation, epic is ensuring that the coronavirus pandemic does not lead to erosion of individual rights. visit ksrlnkl.cn/covid to see epic's resources on these issues.
Kasparov, Experts, NGOs Urge OECD to Back Democratic Values
more than 70 ngos and experts, including former world chess champion garry kasparov, have the oecd secretary general to reaffirm support for democratic values as the international organization develops policies for national governments that are battling the pandemic.
Court Rules for EPIC in Mueller Case.
A federal judge has agreed to conduct an independent assessment in EPIC's case for the release of the complete Mueller Report. Judge Walton called the Attorney General's conduct in the case EPIC v. DOJ "distorted" and "misleading." EPIC has published a book about the case , available for sale at the EPIC Bookstore.
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EPIC Launches Campaign For a Data Protection Agency
EPIC Advisory Board Member Professor Ari Waldman and EPIC Policy Director Caitriona Fitzgerald with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for introduction of to establish a data protection agency买哪种彩票更容易中奖 in the United States.
EPIC Files Complaint with FTC about Employment Screening Firm HireVue
EPIC General Counsel Alan Butler discussing EPIC's case about the use of AI for employment screening on .
EPIC's Jeramie Scott: Ban Face Surveillance
EPIC Senior Counsel Jeramie Scott买哪种彩票更容易中奖 on discussing the dangers of face surveillance.
EPIC Launches Campaign to Ban Face Surveillance
买哪种彩票更容易中奖epic has launched a campaign to ban face surveillance. epic will publish information on face surveillance laws, reports, and protests worldwide.
EPIC has joined a group of organizations across the political spectrum—EFF, Americans for Prosperity, the Brennan Center, FreedomWorks, and TechFreedom—to urge a federal appeals court to revive a challenge to an NSA surveillance program. A lower court judge in the case, Wikimedia v. NSA, found that Wikimedia could not demonstrate that its communications had actually been intercepted under the Upstream surveillance program—and that further litigation was barred for national security reasons. The amicus brief argues that “it is critical that those directly affected by mass foreign intelligence surveillance be able to obtain judicial review” because “FISA is broken.” EPIC has participated as amicus in several previous cases challenging FISA surveillance, including Smith v. Obama and Clapper v. Amnesty International. EPIC also brought the first challenge to the NSA telephone records surveillance program, In re EPIC买哪种彩票更容易中奖, in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday that a New York grand jury can obtain President Trump’s tax returns from the President’s accounting firm. In its decision from Trump v. Vance, the Court rejected the President's attempt to block the grand jury's subpoena. "Two hundred years ago, a great jurist of our Court established that no citizen, not even the President, is categorically above the common duty to produce evidence when called upon in a criminal proceeding," the Court wrote. "We reaffirm that principle today and hold that the President is neither absolutely immune from state criminal subpoenas seeking his private papers nor entitled to a heightened standard of need." EPIC filed an amicus brief in the case supporting disclosure. EPIC explained that President Trump broke with 40 years of precedent by concealing his tax records, even as he sought to collect sensitive voter and citizenship data from the public. "This is inverted liberty: privacy for the President and compelled disclosure of personal data for the public," EPIC argued. "That is antithetical to the structure and practice of modern democracies which safeguard the privacy of citizens and impose transparency obligations on political leaders, most notably the President." EPIC previously sought public release of President Trump's tax returns in EPIC v. IRS, arguing that disclosure was necessary to correct numerous factual misstatements made by the President. In EPIC v. IRS II, EPIC is seeking "offers-in-compromise" and related tax records of President Trump and his businesses.
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EPIC in the News
July 9, 2020
EPIC v. DOJ买哪种彩票更容易中奖: Seeking the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Department of Commerce v. New York买哪种彩票更容易中奖: Whether the Department of Commerce and Census Bureau violated the Administrative Procedure Act when it added a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
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