EPIC Alert 19.04
E P I C A l e r t
Volume 19.04 February 29, 2012
Published by the
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
"Defend Privacy. Support EPIC."
- BREAKING NEWS ON GOOGLE AND PRIVACY -
- FTC Chairman: "Google Users Face a "Brutal Choice"
- Europeans: "Google's new policy does not meet the requirements
of the European Directive on Data Protection."
- EU and US Consumer Groups to Google: "This plan is a mistake"
Table of Contents
 White House Unveils 'Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights'
 EPIC Petition to FAA: Protect Privacy and Regulate Drones
Appeals Court Ruling re: Google, Pushes for Public Hearing
 EPIC Obtains New Docs on DHS Media Monitoring, Urges Suspension
EPIC Sues to Block Changes to Education Privacy Rules
 News in Brief
 Book Review: 'Liars and Outliers'
 Upcoming Conferences
TAKE ACTION: Stop Surveillance Drones in US Airspace!
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 White House Unveils 'Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights'
The Obama White House has announced a comprehensive Internet
framework with principles designed to establish both new safeguards for
consumers and new responsibilities for companies
that collect and use
personal information. In his White House Web site introduction to the
framework, President Obama said, "Even
though we live in a world in
which we share personal information more freely than in the past, we
must reject the conclusion that
privacy is an outmoded value. It has
been at the heart of our democracy from its inception, and we need it
now more than ever."
The framework contains a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights," based on
seven principles. Under the bill, consumers have the right
(1) Individual Control over what personal data companies collect
from them and how they use it.
and easily understandable and accessible
information about privacy and security practices.
(3) Respect for Context. Companies
will collect, use, and disclose
personal data in ways that are consistent with the context in
which the data was provided.
(4) Security, including secure and responsible handling of personal
(5) Access and Accuracy, including the ability to correct
data in usable formats, in a manner that is appropriate to the
sensitivity of the data and the risk of adverse consequences
data is inaccurate.
(6) Focused Collection and reasonable limits on the personal data
that companies collect and retain.
(7) Accountability. Companies should take appropriate measures to
assure their practices adhere to the Consumer Privacy Bill of
The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights covers several high-profile privacy
issues, including online advertising, data brokers,
privacy. The overall privacy report encourages online advertising
companies to "refrain from collecting, using,
or disclosing personal
data that may be used to make decisions regarding employment, credit,
and insurance eligibility" and cites
a "Do Not Track" mechanism as an
example of a beneficial privacy-enhancing technology. The report also
calls on data brokers to
"seek innovative ways to provide consumers
with effective Individual Control." Finally, the report states, "[T]he
the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights may require greater
protections for personal data obtained from children and teenagers
The White House plans to use the framework as the basis for codes of
conduct, which will be voluntarily adopted by
industry and enforceable
by the Federal Trade Commission once adopted. EPIC praised the
framework and the President's support for
privacy, and said that the
challenge ahead would be implementation and enforcement.
The framework also favorably cited the work
of EPIC Advisory Board
member Helen Nissenbaum. Nissenbaum's book "Privacy in Context:
Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of
Social Life" was influential
in the development of the Respect for Context Principle.
The White House: Consumer Data Privacy
Report (Feb. 2012)
NTIA: Paper on Internet Data Privacy (Dec. 16, 2010)
EPIC: White House Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
 EPIC Petition to FAA: Protect Privacy and Regulate
EPIC, joined by more than 100 organizations, experts,
and members of
the public, has sent a petition to the Federal Aviation Administration
demanding that the agency address the privacy
threats associated with
the increased use of drones in US airspace.
The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 requires the
conduct a public rulemaking that will assess public safety concerns,
flight standards, and licensing and air traffic
requirements for drone
use. The FAA Secretary will also undertake safety studies and develop
standards for "safe operation" of
drones in US airspace. The
legislation means that up to 30,000 new drones could be flying over the
US in the next decade.
drones have been outfitted with invasive surveillance equipment,
including ultra-high definition cameras, thermal and infrared imaging,
and automated license plate readers. Domestic drone use has increased
dramatically in recent years; law enforcement units in Florida,
and South Carolina have acquired drones for use in operations. The US
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection operates nine
along US borders. In late 2011, the Bureau found itself embroiled in
controversy when it was reported that a drone
was loaned to North
Dakota law enforcement to locate missing livestock. Recently, hunters
in South Carolina shot a drone out of
the sky when it was launched near
private property to film a pigeon hunt.
According to EPIC's petition, drones pose a unique threat
because of their size and technical capabilities. The petition
asserts, "[T]he privacy threat posed by the deployment
aircraft in the United States is great. The public should be given
the opportunity to comment on this development."
EPIC: Petition to the FAA on Drones and Privacy (Feb. 24, 2012)
EPIC: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Drones
FAA: 2012 Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
US Customs and Border Protection: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Overview
FAA: Fact Sheet on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
 EPIC Appeals Court Ruling re: Google, Pushes for Public
EPIC filed an emergency appeal February 24 with
the DC Circuit Court
of Appeals just hours after a federal court in Washington, DC, ruled
that it could not require the Federal
Trade Commission to enforce a
consent order against Google. EPIC has requested the appellate court
to overturn the lower court's
decision before March 1, when Google will
change its terms of service and consolidate user data without consent.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed EPIC's lawsuit
against the FTC by determining that the "decision to enforce the Consent
is committed to agency discretion and is not subject to judicial
review." However, Judge Berman Jackson also stated that "the Court
not reached the question of whether the new policies would violate the
consent order or if they would be contrary to any other
requirements," and commented that "the FTC, which has advised the Court
that the matter is under review, may ultimately decide
to institute an
EPIC and five other privacy organizations also wrote to Representative
Mary Bono Mack (R-CA),
Chair of the House Subcommittee on Commerce,
Manufacturing and Trade, urging the House Energy and Commerce Committee
to hold a
public hearing on Google's proposed changes. Rep. Bono Mack
has held closed-door meetings with Google, but thus far has scheduled
no public hearings on the company's plan to consolidate user data,
which EPIC alleges violates a 2011 Consent Order with the Federal
Trade Commission. The letter also asked Bono Mack to urge Google
to suspend the March 1 changes pending an investigation, stating
there would be "overwhelming public support for this action" and
citing recent statements from members of Congress, European
justice officials, technical experts, IT managers in government and the
private sector, and even President Obama.
publicized research conducted by Jonathan Mayer at Stanford's
Center for Internet and Society demonstrates how Google had been
circumventing the privacy settings of Safari users despite Google's
promise to respect such settings. This revelation also prompted
separate letter from EPIC to the FTC reminding the Commission of the
obligation to enforce the order and stating that the privacy
circumvention constituted clear evidence of Google's misrepresentations.
The National Association of Attorneys General, meanwhile,
February 22 letter to Google, stating "The new policy forces consumers
to allow information across all of these products
to be shared, without
giving them the ability to opt out." The letter also maintains that
"this invasion of privacy is virtually
impossible to escape for the
nation's Android-powered smartphone users, who comprise nearly 50% of
the national smartphone market.
For these consumers, avoiding Google's
The AGs also pointed out that Google's existing
EPIC: Memorandum Opinion on EPIC v. FTC (Feb. 24, 2012)
EPIC: Letter to Rep. Mary Bono Mack (Feb. 24, 2012)
NAAG: Letter to Google re: Proposed Policy Changes (Feb. 22, 2012)
Article 29 Working Party: Letter to Google (Feb. 2, 2012)
Rep. Ed Markey et al.: Letter to Google (Jan. 26, 2012)
SafeGov: 'Google's new policy is unacceptable' (Jan. 25, 2012)
Jonathan Mayer: Blog Post on Google and Safari Users (Feb. 17, 2012)
EPIC: Letter to FTC re: Google Safari Tracking (Feb. 27, 2012)
EPIC: EPIC v. FTC (Google Consent Order)
FTC: Google Buzz Settlement
EPIC: Federal Trade Commission
 EPIC Obtains New Docs on DHS Media Monitoring, Urges
EPIC has submitted a letter to Congress following
a hearing on DHS
monitoring of social networks and media organizations. The House
Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
held the hearing
February 16 after EPIC obtained nearly 300 pages of documents detailing
the Department of Homeland Security's
The January 2012 documents, which were released as a result of a
Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, included contracts and statements
of work with General Dynamics for 24/7 media and social network
monitoring and periodic
reports to DHS. The documents revealed that the
agency is tracking media stories that "reflect adversely" on DHS or the
One tracking report - "Residents Voice Opposition Over
Possible Plan to Bring Guantanamo Detainees to Local Prison-Standish,
- summarized dissent on blogs and social networking sites and
directly quoted commenters.
Based on these documents, EPIC submitted
a statement for the record in
advance of the hearing that detailed the documents and EPIC's legal
objections to the monitoring
program. In the Congressional hearing,
members questioned DHS officials about the nature of the monitoring
program. Several members
also expressed support for EPIC's proposal
that DHS suspend the program, warning that this activity violates
First Amendment rights.
Shortly after the February 16 hearing, EPIC obtained 39 additional
pages of documents. EPIC highlighted these new documents in
22 letter to Congress. The letter points out inconsistencies between
DHS testimony and the details presented in the
DHS documents. Though
Homeland Security testified that it does not monitor for public
reaction to government proposals, the documents
obtained by EPIC
indicate that the DHS analysts are specifically instructed to look for
criticism of the agency and then to redirect
reports that would
otherwise be circulated to other agencies.
EPIC: EPIC v. DHS (Media Monitoring)
EPIC: Follow-up Letter to House Subcommittee (Feb. 22, 2012)
EPIC: Statement in DHS Social Monitoring Hearing (Feb. 16, 2012)
House Subcommittee: Hearing on Social Media Monitoring (Feb. 16, 2012)
 EPIC Sues to Block Changes to Education Privacy Rules
EPIC has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education
Administrative Procedure Act, arguing that the agency's December 2011
regulatory changes of the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act
(FERPA) exceed the agency's statutory authority and are contrary to
law. The new FERPA regulations reinterpret
the FERPA statutory terms
"authorized representative," "education program," and "directory
information," giving non-governmental
actors increased access to
student personal data.
In 2011, the Department of Education requested public comments
proposed regulations. EPIC's subsequent extensive
comments to the agency addressed the student privacy risks and the
of legal authority to make changes to FERPA without
explicit Congressional intent. While nevertheless issuing the new
the agency admitted that "numerous commenters . . . stated
that they believe the Department lacks the statutory authority to
the proposed regulations." The new FERPA rules went into
effect January 3.
FERPA protects the confidentiality of student educational
every public and private elementary, secondary, or post-secondary
school and in any state or local education agency
federal funds. The Act, which applies to both current and former
students, gives students the right to inspect and
review their own
education records, request corrections, halt the release of Personally
Identifiable Information, and obtain a
copy of their institutions'
policy on access to educational records. FERPA also prohibits
educational institutions from disclosing
information in education records" without the written consent of the
student or the student's parents
if the student is a minor. Schools
that fail to comply with FERPA risk losing federal funding.
EPIC's comments to the Department
of Education stated that the
"proposals [to] expand a number of FERPA's exemptions [and reinterpret]
statutory terms . . . remove
affirmative legal duties for state and
local educational facilities to protect private student data." EPIC's
lawsuit further contends
that the agency "exceeded its statutory
authority by amending FERPA definitions without Congressional approval"
and "are not in
accordance with law."
EPIC has been a longtime advocate for student privacy rights. In 2011
EPIC filed a "friend of the court"
brief in Chicago Tribune v.
University of Illinois, a case involving student privacy rights
protected by FERPA. During the George
W. Bush Administration, EPIC and
more than 100 local, state, and national organizations urged then-
Secretary of Defense Donald
Rumsfeld to end the "Joint Advertising and
Market Research Studies" Recruiting Database, which discloses personal
16-25-year-old Americans without obtaining individual
Department of Education: FERPA Final Regulations (Dec. 2, 2011)
EPIC: Comments to Department of Education on FERPA (May 23, 2011)
EPIC: Amicus Brief in Chi. Tribune v. U. of Illinois (July 20, 2011)
The Privacy Coalition: DoD Database Campaign Coalition Letter
EPIC: Student Privacy
 News in Brief
FTC Chairman, EU Officials Denounce Google Privacy Changes
Pressure on Google is mounting in advance the March 1 deadline for
Federal Trade Commission head Jon Leibowitz said that users
services face a "brutal choice" between accepting Google's new Privacy
Policies and abandoning the use of Google products
altogether. Meanwhile, French Data Protection Agency head Isabelle
Falque-Pierrotin, speaking on behalf of European
warned Google that the company's proposed changes violate European
Union privacy law. Falque-Pierrotin reiterated
the recommendation of
Europe's Justice Minister that Google suspend the changes. In
Washington, EPIC has filed an emergency appeal
with the DC Circuit
Court of Appeals to force the FTC to enforce the 2011 consent order
CSPAN: Interview with
FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz (Feb. 26, 2012)
French Data Protection Agency: Letter to Google (Feb. 27, 2012)
EPIC: Appeal in EPIC v. FTC (Feb. 24, 2012)
FTC: Press Release on Google Buzz Decision (Mar. 31, 2011)
EPIC: EPIC v. FTC (Enforcement of Google Consent Order)
2013 Federal Budget Limits Body Scanners, Expands Domestic Surveillance
According to the White House budget for FY 2013 and the
testimony of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, the Department of Homeland
Security will not purchase any new airport
body scanners in 2013.
However, the agency will expand a wide range of programs for monitoring
and tracking individuals within
the United States, including the
development of biometric identification techniques for programs such as
Secure Communities. DHS
will also seek funding for "Einstein 3," a
network intrusion detection program that enables surveillance of
private networks. EPIC
has urged DHS to comply with the requirements of
the federal Privacy Act, and is currently pursuing several Freedom of
Information Act lawsuits against the agency.
The White House: Budget for FY 2013
DHS: Secretary Napolitano Testimony on FY 2013 Budget (Feb. 15, 2012)
EPIC: Whole Body Imaging Technology
EPIC: Secure Communities
EPIC: Drones and UAVs
FCC Issues Tougher RoboCall Rules
The Federal Communications Commission has issued new rules that
strengthen consumer protections
against automated telemarketing, or
"robo," calls. The rules require telemarketers to obtain written
consent from consumers before
placing a robocall, allow consumers to
revoke consent to a robocall during the call itself, and close a
loophole that allowed telemarketers
to place robocalls to customers
with whom they had an established business relationship. EPIC, one of
the consumer and privacy
groups that advocated for the original Do Not
Call registry, has also urged the FCC to require strong privacy
safeguards for telephone
customers' personal information, and to
protect wireless subscribers from telemarketing.
FCC: New Rules on Telephone Consumer
Protection Act (Feb. 15, 2012)
EPIC: Comments on the Do Not Call Registry (Dec. 2002)
EPIC: NCTA v. FCC
EPIC: Comments on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (May 2006)
EPIC: Telemarketing and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
EPIC, Groups Oppose CIA Fee Hike for Document Access
In a letter to the Directors of National Intelligence, the Central
Agency, and the Information Security Oversight Office,
EPIC joined more than 30 organizations in protesting the CIA's recent
to charge the public prohibitively high fees for the
opportunity to challenge secrecy claims. The fees, which can run
up to $72 per hour even if no information is found or
released, will effectively cut off access to the Mandatory
Review process, a system that researchers, historians,
public interest advocates and others have used successfully to
the CIA's extreme secrecy.
EPIC et al.: Letter to Intelligence Oversight Officers (Feb. 23, 2012)
Openthegovernment.org: Blog Post on Letter (Feb. 23, 2012)
 Book Review: 'Liars and Outliers'
"Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive,"
Bruce Schneier's latest book, "Liars and Outliers," isn't about
technology. Schneier, best known as a security and privacy guru,
tackles a far larger issue than the World Wide Web: the webs of trust,
relationships, reputation and security that have provided
for human society since our ancestors began living in groups. Trust may
be a sobering topic, but Schneier doesn't
make the material heavy or
dense; rather, it's a genuinely fun and diverting read.
Drawing from diverse fields that include game
theory, evolution, social
psychology, and mathematics, Schneier fills the pages of "Liars and
Outliers" with easily understandable
graphs, diagrams, and case studies
that span millennia, cultures, and even species. His premise is that
the constant struggle between
society's "cooperators" (the majority)
and "defectors" (the "liars and outliers" of the book's title) is held
in check by the concentric
circles of societal pressures created by
different groups to which an individual belongs - from the "moral
pressure" of one's own
clan to to the "institutional pressure" of
modern industrialized nations. And where societal pressure to cooperate
Schneier is quick to point out that systems of trust and morality are
not, and never have been, absolute; cooperation
in one society can be
interpreted as defection in another, and vice versa. While too much
defection can cause a society to collapse,
Schneier maintains that too
much cooperation is stultifying and damages individual contribution
and creativity. Schneier constantly
encourages his readers to look
beyond the blinders of their own perspectives, cultural and otherwise:
"[A]sking new questions is
the catalyst to greater understanding," he
says. "It's my hope that this book can give people an illuminating new
which to help understand how the world works."
Modern technology doesn't even merit its own chapter until the second
half of the
book. That's because Schneier, unlike many technology
visionaries, sees even the highest-tech software and gadgets as merely
latest iterations in the ongoing process of societal evolution.
With all of human history - indeed, with the entire history of life
Earth - to back him up, Schneier views the present-day dilemmas of
surveillance vs. crime and accountablity vs. self-determination
even what to do about WikiLeaks - to be, if not solvable, perhaps
"Liars and Outliers" ultimately reminds
readers that while we can't,
and shouldn't, stop being human, we can certainly harness our human
and technological potential to
break free of the "Red Queen Effect"
- always running faster just to stay in the same place. Schneier's even
hand, light touch,
and boundless intellectual energy make it easy to
believe that our eternally hopeful and trusting human psyches are on
of solving all the societal dilemmas he so cleverly and
-- EC Rosenberg
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This updated version includes new material regarding President Obama's
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"Information Privacy Law: Cases and Materials, Second Edition" Daniel
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This resource promotes a dialogue on the issues, the outcomes, and the
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reference guide provides the official UN documents, regional and
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"The Privacy Law Sourcebook 2004: United States Law, International
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Open Government 'Sunshine Week' is March 11-17:
Department of Justice Sunshine Week Celebration, Featuring Attorney
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DC Open Government Summit, Presented by the DC Open Government
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Symposium on 'Internet Privacy: A Culture of Privacy and Trust on the
Internet.' 26 March 2012, Berlin. For
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