EPIC has launched the #EnforceTheOrder, @FTC campaign to urge the FTC to enforce the agency’s consent order with Facebook. March 26 marks one year since the FTC reopened its investigation into Facebook. 

This is how you can help:

Tweet about why FTC enforcement matters to you and include: #EnforceTheOrder @FTC @facebook

Tweet #EnforceTheOrder at the FTC Commissioners: @JoeSimonsFTC, @FTCPhillips, @chopraftc, @RKSlaughterFTC, Christine Wilson

Need some help with language? Feel free to use the Tweets below:

  1. Enforcing the 2011 consent order matters to me and the 87 million other @facebook users whose information was compromised after Cambridge Analytica.

Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

New developments in Artificial Intelligence are transforming the world, from science and industry to government administration and finance. The Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence, which will be released at the international conference of The Public Voice and ICDPPC in Brussels on October 23, aim to inform and improve the design and use of AI. The Guidelines are intended to maximize the benefits of AI, to minimize the risk, and to ensure the protection of human rights. Learn more and endorse the UGAI at thepublicvoice.org.

September 2018 Meeting with Max Schrems

The Privacy Coalition will meet with Max Schrems on September 14, 2018. Max is a lawyer, author, privacy activist and Chairman of nyob. He  has brought a number of successful legal cases in the area of privacy and data protection, including Max Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, which led the Court of Justice of the European Union to invalidate the Safe Harbor arrangement, and Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook & Max Schrems, which considers whether Facebook’s transfers of data from Ireland to the United States violate the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and is pending before the high court of Europe.

Congressional Hearings, Week of April 3, 2017

Congressional Hearings, Week of April 3, 2017

There are several Congressional hearings this week of interest to privacy advocates:

Monday, April 3
Senate Judiciary Committee: Executive Business Meeting to Consider Nomination of Judge Gorsuch

Tuesday, April 4
House Judiciary Committee: Oversight of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: Cybersecurity in the Health Care Sector: Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships

Wednesday, April 5
Senate Homeland Security &

Congressional Hearings, Week of March 27, 2017

Capitol buildingThere are several Congressional hearings this week of interest to privacy advocates:

Tuesday, March 28
House Energy and Commerce: Self-Driving Cars: Levels of Automation
House Judiciary: To examine the state of forensic science in the United States

Wednesday, March 29
Senate Appropriations: Civil Society Perspectives on Russia

Thursday, March 30
Senate Intelligence: Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns