Supreme Court Rules Settlement Offers Can't Moot Consumer Class Actions (January 20, 2016)
The Privacy Coalition is a nonpartisan coalition of consumer, civil liberties, educational, family, library, labor, and technology organizations that have agreed to the Privacy Pledge. Members of the coalition have been meeting since 1995, but formalized the organization in February 2001. View a list of member organizations.
November 2015 Monthly MeetingNovember 20, 2015
Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael Horowitz joined the Privacy Coalition on November 20. Mr. Horowitz oversees the Office of Inspector General, which is a statutorily created independent entity that provides oversight of Department of Justice employees and programs. The Inspector General discussed the recent reports his office has worked on and the priorities for the office moving forward.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on November 20, 2015
October 2015 Monthly MeetingOctober 19, 2015
Professor Shoshana Zuboff joined the Privacy Coalition on October 19. Professor Zuboff, named the "true prophet of the information age" by the Financial Times, is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor emerita at Harvard Business School. She joined the Privacy Coalition to discuss her work on " surveillance capitalism" and upcoming book, Master or Slave? The Fight for the Soul of Our Information Civilization.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on October 19, 2015
September 2015 Monthly MeetingSeptember 30, 2015
Dr. Frederik Borgesuis joined the Privacy Coalition on September 30. Dr. Borgesuis is a researcher at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam. He researches profiling, privacy, data protection law, freedom of expression, and discrimination. He joined the Privacy Coalition to discuss his ongoing research into online price discrimination.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on September 30, 2015
July 2015 Monthly MeetingJuly 24, 2015
Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda joined the Privacy Coalition on July 10. Ambassador Sepulveda serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department's Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. The Ambassador discussed security, encryption, and privacy as it relates to maintaining an open internet.
Also joining the Privacy Coalition in July was Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, who serves as the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Assistant Secretary Strickling joined the Privacy Coalition on July 24 to discuss the NTIA's recent privacy multistakeholder process on facial recognition and upcoming multistakeholder processes for drones and cybersecurity. He also discussed the current state of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on July 24, 2015
March 2015 Monthly MeetingMarch 27, 2015
R. David Edelman, the Senior Advisor for Internet, Innovation, and Privacy for the White House, joined the Privacy Coalition on March 27. Mr. Edelman discussed the recent privacy initiatives of the Obama Administration, including the recently released discussion draft of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act. Mr. Edelman is responsible for policy development on issues related to the digital economy, including online privacy and Internet governance.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on March 27, 2015
EPIC Urges FCC to Establish Communications Privacy Protections for Consumers (January 20, 2016)
Senator Franken Presses Google on Student Privacy (January 16, 2016)
EPIC Urges Senate to Postpone Action on Judicial Redress Act (January 16, 2016)
EPIC Urges FAA to Make Drone Surveillance Capabilities Public (January 15, 2016)
Amid Criticism of Agency Compliance, House Passes Substantial FOIA Reforms (January 11, 2016)
Supreme Court Denies EPIC's Petition to Obtain Cellphone Shutdown Policy (January 11, 2016)