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EPIC Alert 9.21 [2002] EPICAlert 21 (31 October 2002)







EPIC ALERT




Volume 9.21 October 31, 2002

Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
Washington, D.C.

http://www.epic.org/alert/EPIC_Alert_9.20.html


Special EPIC Alert: Support EPIC -- Buy a book! (or 3)



[1] Privacy Law Sourcebook 2002
[2] Privacy & Human Rights 2002
[3] Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws (FOIA) 2002
[4] Package Deal: All 3 books for $100, including shipping!

[5] EPIC Bookstore


[1] Privacy Law Sourcebook 2002


Privacy Law Sourcebook 2002: United States Law, International Law, andRecent Developments. ISBN: 1893044157. Price: $40.

The Privacy Law Sourcebook is the leading resource for students,
attorneys, researchers, and journalists interested in privacy law inthe United States and around the world. It includes the full text ofmajor privacy laws and directives such as the FCRA, Privacy Act, FOIA,
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Right to Financial PrivacyAct, Privacy Protection Act, Cable Communications Policy Act, ECPA,
Video Privacy Protection Act, OECD Privacy Guidelines, OECDCryptography Guidelines, and European Union Data Directive for DataProtection and Commerce. The Privacy Law Sourcebook is updated andexpanded for 2002 with information about the USA PATRIOT Act, the fulltext of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, recent reports ofthe Article 29 Working Group, and updated summaries of key statutesfor the non-specialist. Also included is an extensive section onprivacy resources with useful websites and contact information forprivacy agencies, organizations, and publications.

"The 'Physicians Desk Reference' of the privacy world."

- Evan Hendricks, Privacy Times

"This is a handy compilation of privacy law instruments and a 'must' for anyone seeking guidance about the location and content of the key statutes, treaties, and recent developments."

-American Society of International Law

"The Privacy Law Sourcebook belongs front and center on the desk of every Information Age lawyer. It provides an indispensable map to the maze that is modern privacy law."

-Prof. Paul M. Schwartz, Brooklyn Law School
Table of Contents:

UNITED STATES LAW 1
FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT (1970) 1 PRIVACY ACT (1974) 43 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (1974) 64 FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (1974) 77 FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT (1978) 88 RIGHT TO FINANCIAL PRIVACY ACT (1978) 129 PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (1980) 152 CABLE COMMUNICATIONS POLICY ACT (1984) 158 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY ACT (1986) 162 VIDEO PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (1988) 220 EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT (1988) 223 TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (1991) 233 DRIVER'S PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (1994) 243 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT (1996) [EXCERPT] 248 CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (1998) 252 FINANCIAL MODERNIZATION SERVICES ACT (1999) [EXCERPTS] 261 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ACT (US) 277
INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY LAW 312
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (1948) 312 COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS (1950) 318 OECD PRIVACY GUIDELINES (1980) 324 COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONVENTION ON PRIVACY (1981) 353 UN GUIDELINES FOR PERSONAL FILES (1990) 363 EU DATA PROTECTION DIRECTIVE (1995) 367 OECD CRYPTOGRAPHY GUIDELINES (1997) 395 GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES (1994) [EXCERPT] 406 PROTECTION OF WORKERS' PERSONAL DATA (1996) 408 EU PRIVACY AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTIVE (2002) 415
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 434
WORKING DOCUMENT ON WORKPLACE SURVEILLANCE 434 WORKING DOCUMENT DATA PROCESSING BY NON-EU SITES 463 OPINION 1/2002 PRIVACY STANDARDISATION IN EUROPE 479 OPINION 2/2002 ON UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS IN TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT (IPV6) 481 ARTICLE 29 WORKING GROUP - ONLINE AUTHENTICATION SERVICES 488 WORKING DOCUMENT ON THE SAFE HARBOR AGREEMENT 490 ARTICLE 29 WORKING GROUP - FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT 493 PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE BETWEEN MICROSOFT AND THE FTC 560 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 567
PRIVACY RESOURCES 570
PRIVACY YEAR IN REVIEW 2001-2002 570 AGENCIES 578 NATIONAL LEGISLATION 582 ORGANIZATIONS 587 PUBLICATIONS 595 WEB SITES 597 INDEX OF PRIVACY RESOURCES 605
How to Order:

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[2] Privacy & Human Rights 2002


Privacy & Human Rights 2002: An International Survey of Privacy Lawsand Developments. ISBN: 1893044165. Price: $25.

This annual report by EPIC and Privacy International reviews the stateof privacy in over fifty countries around the world. It outlineslegal protections for privacy, new challenges, and summarizesimportant issues and events relating to privacy and surveillance. The2002 edition of Privacy and Human Rights examines the impact ofgovernment proposals after September 11, 2001 on privacy and civilliberties. The report documents many new anti-terrorism and securitymeasures and identifies key trends including increased communicationssurveillance, weakening of data protection regimes, and increasedprofiling and identification of individuals. The 2002 Privacy andHuman Rights report finds that laws to protect privacy in theworkplace are gaining more support and that efforts to pass new dataprotection laws are continuing in Eastern Europe, Asia and LatinAmerica. Important debates are also taking place around the worldconcerning the future of new technologies for identification andsurveillance.

Table of Contents:

Overview...........................................................1 Defining Privacy...................................................1 Models of Privacy Protection.......................................3 The Right to Privacy...............................................5 The Evolution of Data Protection...................................8 Oversight and Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners...........13 Transborder Data Flows and Data Havens............................14 Threats to Privacy................................................20 The Response to September 11, 2001................................20 Identity Systems..................................................27 Surveillance of Communications....................................30 Audio Bugging.....................................................53 Video Surveillance................................................53 Satellite Surveillance............................................57 Electronic Commerce...............................................58 Public Records and Privacy, Public-Private Ventures...............66 Digital Rights Management.........................................68 Authentication and Identity Disclosure............................69 Spy TV: Interactive Television & "T-Commerce".....................74 Genetic Privacy...................................................76 Workplace Privacy.................................................86 Country Reports...................................................97
Country reports include the following countries: Argentine Republic,
Commonwealth of Australia, Republic of Austria, Kingdom of Belgium,
Federative Republic of Brazil, Republic of Bulgaria, Canada, Republicof Chile, People's Republic of China, Czech Republic, Kingdom ofDenmark, Republic of Estonia, Republic of Finland, French Republic,
Federal Republic of Germany, Hellenic Republic (Greece), SpecialAdministrative Region of Hong Kong, Republic of Hungary, Republic ofIceland, Republic of India, Republic of Ireland, State of Israel,
Italian Republic, Japan, Jordan, Republic of (South) Korea, Republicof Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Malaysia,
United Mexican States, Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand,
Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Peru, Republic of the Philippenes,
Republic of Poland, Republic of Portugal, Russian Federation, Republicof San Marino, Republic of Singapore, Slovak Republic, Republic ofSlovenia, Republic of South Africa, Kingdom of Spain, Kingdom ofSweden, Swiss Confederation (Switzerland), Republic of China (Taiwan),
Kingdom of Thailand, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Ukraine, UnitedKingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United Statesof America.

How to Order:

Visit EPIC's secure online order form:

https://bookstore.epic.org/



[3] Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws (FOIA) 2002


Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws (FOIA) 2002. ISBN:
1893044173. Price: $40.

Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws, published by EPICand the James Madison Project, is the standard reference work coveringall aspects of the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, theGovernment in the Sunshine Act, and the Federal Advisory CommitteeAct. Now in its 21st edition, the book is edited by Harry Hammitt ofAccess Reports and it draws upon the expertise of practicing attorneyswho are recognized experts in the field. Appendixes include the textof the relevant acts, and sample pleadings for litigators. Acomprehensive guide, essential for anyone interested in open accesslaws.

"Deserves a place in the library of everyone who is involved in, or thinking about, litigation under the Freedom of Information Act."

- Steve Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists
Table of Contents:

United States of America.........................................382 Chapter 1. Overview of the Freedom of Information Act..............1 Chapter 2. Administrative Process.................................19 Chapter 3. Exemption 1 -- National Security Information...........35 Chapter 4. Exemption 2 -- Internal Agency Rules...................55 Chapter 5. Exemption 3 -- Information Exempted by Other Statutes..67 Chapter 6. Exemption 4 -- Business Information....................85 Chapter 7. Reverse FOIA Litigation................................99 Chapter 8. Exemption 5 -- Inter- and Intra-Agency Memoranda......105 Chapter 9. Exemption 6 -- Personal Privacy.......................125 Chapter 10. Exemption 7 -- Law Enforcement Records...............163 Chapter 11. Exemption 8 -- Records of Financial Institutions.....193 Chapter 12. Exemption 9 -- Oil Well Data.........................197 Chapter 13. Agency...............................................199 Chapter 14. Agency Records.......................................205 Chapter 15. Segregable Portions..................................219 Chapter 16. Fees and Fee Waivers.................................223 Chapter 17. Attorney Fees and Litigation Costs...................239 Chapter 18. Records Exclusions...................................253 Chapter 19. The Electronic Freedom of Information Act (EFOIA)
Amendments of 1996.............................................257 Chapter 20. Using the FOIA as an Alternative or Adjunct to Civil or Criminal Discovery..........................................267 Chapter 21. Litigation Strategy in FOIA Cases....................273 Chapter 22. The Privacy Act......................................303 Chapter 23. Government in the Sunshine Act.......................345 Chapter 24. Federal Advisory Committee Act.......................361 Appendix A. The Freedom of Information Act.......................379 Appendix B. The Privacy Act......................................417 Appendix C. The Government in the Sunshine Act...................439 Appendix D. The Federal Advisory Committee Act...................447 Appendix E. Executive Orders and Regulations.....................457 Appendix F. Sample Legal Documents...............................485 Table of Cases...................................................511
How to Order:

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https://bookstore.epic.org/

Or you can order from the EPIC Bookshelf at Powell's Books:

http://www.powells.com/features/epic/epic.html



[4] Package Deal: All 3 books for $100, including shipping!


Get Privacy Law Sourcebook 2002, Privacy & Human Rights 2002, andLitigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws (FOIA) 2002 alltogether for $100 including shipping.* That's a savings of $14 offthe regular price!

Just go to our secure online order form at https://bookstore.epic.org/
and select the "Package Deal" option. You can use your credit cardand pay securely online, or select payment by check or money order andfax or send us the order.

*Deal is for domestic shipping only. If you require internationalshipping, charges will apply.



[5] EPIC Bookstore


EPIC publications and other books on privacy, open government, freeexpression, crypto and governance can be ordered at:

EPIC Bookstore http://www.epic.org/bookstore/

"EPIC Bookshelf" at Powell's Books http://www.powells.com/features/epic/epic.html



"The Privacy Law Sourcebook 2002: United States Law, InternationalLaw, and Recent Developments," Marc Rotenberg, editor (EPIC 2002).
Price: $40. http://www.epic.org/bookstore/pls2002/

The "Physicians Desk Reference of the privacy world." An invaluableresource for students, attorneys, researchers and journalists who needan up-to-date collection of U.S. and International privacy law, aswell as a comprehensive listing of privacy resources.



"Privacy & Human Rights 2002: An International Survey of Privacy Lawsand Developments" (EPIC 2002). Price: $25.
http://www.epic.org/bookstore/phr2002/

This survey, by EPIC and Privacy International, reviews the state ofprivacy in over fifty countries around the world. The survey examinesa wide range of privacy issues including data protection, telephonetapping, genetic databases, video surveillance, location tracking, IDsystems and freedom of information laws.



"FOIA 2002: Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws," HarryHammitt, David Sobel and Mark Zaid, editors (EPIC 2002). Price: $40.
http://www.epic.org/bookstore/foia2002/

This is the standard reference work covering all aspects of theFreedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in theSunshine Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The 21stedition fully updates the manual that lawyers, journalists andresearchers have relied on for more than 25 years. For those wholitigate open government cases (or need to learn how to litigatethem), this is an essential reference manual.



"Filters and Freedom 2.0: Free Speech Perspectives on Internet ContentControls" (EPIC 2001). Price: $20.
http://www.epic.org/bookstore/filters2.0/

A collection of essays, studies, and critiques of Internet contentfiltering. These papers are instrumental in explaining why filteringthreatens free expression.



"The Consumer Law Sourcebook 2000: Electronic Commerce and the GlobalEconomy," Sarah Andrews, editor (EPIC 2000). Price: $40.
http://www.epic.org/cls/

The Consumer Law Sourcebook provides a basic set of materials forconsumers, policy makers, practitioners and researchers who areinterested in the emerging field of electronic commerce. The focus ison framework legislation that articulates basic rights for consumersand the basic responsibilities for businesses in the online economy.



"Cryptography and Liberty 2000: An International Survey of EncryptionPolicy," Wayne Madsen and David Banisar, authors (EPIC 2000). Price:
$20. http://www.epic.org/crypto&/

EPIC's third survey of encryption policies around the world. Theresults indicate that the efforts to reduce export controls on strongencryption products have largely succeeded, although severalgovernments are gaining new powers to combat the perceived threats ofencryption to law enforcement.


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