EPIC has released a detailed analysis of the privacy bills in Congress. According to EPIC, Senator Ed Markey’s Privacy Bill of Rights ranks #1. EPIC’s report — Grading on a Curve: Privacy Legislation in the 116th Congress — reviews recent developments, sets out a model bill, and assesses pending legislation. The EPIC Report finds that many of the bills in Congress lack the basic elements of a privacy law, such as an opportunity for individuals to enforce their rights. The EPIC report strongly recommends creation of a federal data protection agency. EPIC President Marc Rotenberg said, “There are shortcomings with
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: Enforcing the 2011 consent order matters to me and the 87 million other @facebook users whose information was compromised after Cambridge Analytica. #privacy #EnforceTheOrder @FTC
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.
EPIC has launched a new project on Democracy and Cybersecurity to address growing concerns about cyber attacks on democratic institutions.
Noting widespread concern about the state of privacy in America, EPIC launched “Data Protection 2016,” a non-partisan campaign to make data protection an issue in the 2016 election.
In 2015, EPIC launched a project on algorithmic transparency, urging companies to show us the code that makes judgements about us.