EPIC Alert 20.09
E P I C A l e r t
Volume 20.09 May 17, 2013
Published by the
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
"Defend Privacy. Support EPIC."
Table of Contents
 EPIC to Honor Senators Paul and Wyden, AP Reporter Mendoza,
Consumer Advocate Grant, Privacy Scholar Flaherty
Urges Investigation, Files FOIA on DoJ Surveillance of Press
 EPIC Pursues Public Release of Facebook, MySpace Privacy Reports
 FTC Rejects Industry Effort to Delay Children's Privacy Rules
 2012 FISA Orders Up, Security Letters Down, All Surveillance
 News in Brief
 EPIC in the News
 EPIC Book Review: 'Deep State'
 Upcoming Conferences and Events
Comment on the TSA's 'Nude' Airport Body Scanners!
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REGISTER NOW: EPIC Champion of Freedom Awards Dinner
June 3, 2013, Washington DC
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Pulitzer Prize Winner Martha Mendoza
Consumer Advocate Susan Grant
Privacy Scholar and Advocate David Flaherty
 EPIC to Honor Senators Paul and Wyden, AP Reporter
Consumer Advocate Grant, Privacy Scholar Flaherty
EPIC has announced the recipients of the 2013 EPIC Champion of
Freedom Awards: Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR),
AP reporter Martha Mendoza. Additionally. Susan Grant of the Consumer
Federation of America will receive the EPIC Privacy Advocate
the Hon. David Flaherty will receive the EPIC Lifetime Achievement
Award. EPIC's awards are given annually to courageous
privacy, open government, and democratic values. Previous recipients
include federal judges, members of Congress,
advocates, and philanthropists. The first EPIC Champion of Freedom
Award was given to Senator Patrick
Leahy (D-VT) in 2004. The 2013 award
recipients will be honored at the EPIC Champion of Freedom Awards
dinner in Washington, DC,
on Monday June 3, 2013.
Senator Rand Paul has been a powerful advocate against the use of
drones for warrantless domestic surveillance,
and introduced the
"Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2012" in Congress. The
bill would "protect American's privacy
by forcing police officials to
obtain a warrant before using domestic drones."
Senator Ron Wyden co-authored the 2011 "Geolocation
Surveillance Act," a bill imposing stricter requirements on law
enforcement and government agencies in obtaining private
information via mobile devices. Sen. Wyden is also a supporter of open
government, and for more than a decade has
"fought for greater
oversight of national security programs, preserving the independence of
inspector generals as well as protections
Martha Mendoza is a Pulitzer Prize-winning national writer and reporter
for the Associated Press. Mendoza
is the author of the series "Access
Denied," which examined public freedom of information laws and
processes in 100 different countries.
Mendoza's 2012 TED Talk, "Why
Open Government Is So Crucial To Our Society," examined the power of
Freedom of Information Act laws to enable informed public participation
and oversight in a democracy.
Susan Grant is the Director of Consumer Protection
at the Consumer
Federation of America, an association of non-profit consumer
organizations whose mission is to "advance the consumer
through research, advocacy, and education." Grant specializes in the
areas of privacy, identity theft, online safety and
telemarketing, electronic and mobile commerce, deceptive marketing,
The Honorable David Flaherty served
as the first Information and
Privacy Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia. During his
tenure, he wrote 320 Orders
under the Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Acts. He is the author or editor of 14 books on
privacy, freedom of
information, and surveillance, including
"Protecting Privacy in Surveillance Societies" (1989) and "Privacy in
Colonial New England"
(1972). Flaherty currently serves as adjunct
professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria, BC.
EPIC: EPIC Champion
of Freedom Awards
EPIC: Awards Dinner Tickets
US Senate: Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
US Senate: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Associated Press: Martha Mendoza
Consumer Federation of America: Susan Grant
EPIC: Hon. David Flaherty
 EPIC Urges Investigation, Files FOIA on DoJ Surveillance
EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the
Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, seeking documents
explaining the DOJ's legal authority to search
communications of reporters.
Following news reports that the Justice Dept. seized the telephone
records of the
Associated Press in 2012 after a purported national
security leak, EPIC's request seeks to discover the legal basis for the
as well as whether the DOJ could or has obtained journalists'
email or text messaging records. "There is a particular urgency for
public to obtain information about the legal authority of law
enforcement to obtain electronic communications of journalists,"
EPIC's request. "The DOJ's revelation that it has seized the telephone
records of the Associated Press goes to the heart
of the independence
of the news media and their ability to inform the public on the
activities of the government."
EPIC has also
sent a letter to the US House Judiciary Committee in
conjunction with the Committee's May 15 hearing on DOJ oversight,
that the Committee question US Attorney General Eric Holder
on the DOJ's compliance with the Privacy Protection Act and DOJ
Specifically, EPIC's letter requests that the Committee:
"â€¢ Inquire as to whether the government pursued 'all reasonable
alternative investigation steps' as required by the guidelines;
â€¢ Inquire as to why the investigators in this case could
negotiate with the AP directly for the release of certain
limited records related to the investigation;
appropriate disciplinary action for the failure of the
Department of Justice to receive the express approval of
General Eric Holder before issuing the subpoena
â€¢ Order the DOJ to update the guidelines, issued in 1980, to
journalists' e-mail records as well as their telephone
EPIC also requested that the letter "be entered into
Both the Privacy Protection Act of 1980 and the DOJ regulations govern
law-enforcement agencies' ability
to subpoena and access news media
communications and records, and protect journalists from government
Obama Administration quickly came out in favor of a
"media shield" law. The White House asked Senator Charles E. Schumer
to reintroduce the "Free Flow of Information Act," a bill Sen.
Schumer pushed in 2009. The Act would create a media shield law by
providing some protections for journalists against
confidential sources in federal law enforcement proceedings, and
enabling journalists to move to quash subpoenas of
their phone records.
In 2005, EPIC filed the first FOIA request over the US government's
"warrantless wiretapping". EPIC eventually
obtained emails and a memo
from a former high-level Justice Department official expressing doubt
about the government's argument
in favor of the legality of the
program. EPIC also obtained internal messages from the NSA's director
to agency staff, defending
the NSA's warrantless eavesdropping and
discouraging employees from discussing the issue with the news media.
EPIC: FOIA Request
to DOJ re: Press Surveillance (May 14, 2013)
EPIC: Letter to US House re: DOJ Oversight Hearing (May 14, 2013)
House Judiciary Committee: Hearing on DOJ Oversight (May 15, 2013)
The White House: Press Briefing on "Media Shield" (May 15, 2013)
US Senate: Text of "Free Flow of Information Act" (Feb. 13, 2009)
EPIC: "Free Flow of Information Act"
EPIC: Privacy Protection Act of 1980
EPIC: Warrantless Surveillance Program
 EPIC Pursues Public Release of Facebook, MySpace Privacy
EPIC has submitted Freedom of Information Act requests for the release
of Facebook and MySpace's privacy assessments, which the companies have
submitted to the Federal Trade
Commission as a result of user privacy
violations. As a consequence of previous privacy settlements with the
FTC, both companies
are required to implement comprehensive privacy
programs and "obtain initial and biennial assessments and reports
from a qualified, objective, independent third-party
professional"for 20 years.
EPIC has requested that the FTC disclose compliance
initial privacy assessments conducted for each company. The
assessments are designed to evaluate the degree to which
MySpace are meeting their legal obligations to protect user privacy.
In 2012, EPIC obtained a copy of Google's initial
privacy assessment -
also the result of a privacy settlement with the FTC - that
contained redacted information about the standards
by which the
assessment was completed, the test procedures used to assess the
effectiveness of Google's privacy controls, the procedures
to identify privacy risks, and the types of personal data Google
collects from users.
The FTC settlements with Facebook,
MySpace, and Google arose from
complaints brought by EPIC and other consumer organizations. Like
Facebook, Google was investigated
for deceiving users and misusing
users' private information.
In 2011 and 2012 comments to the FTC on the proposed settlements,
recommended that the privacy assessments be publicly available.
EPIC: FOIA Request to FTC for Facebook Assessments (Apr.
EPIC: FOIA Request to FTC for MySpace Assessments (Apr. 26, 2013)
FTC: Facebook Privacy Settlement (Nov. 29, 2011)
FTC: MySpace Privacy Settlement (May 8, 2012)
EPIC: FTC Google Privacy Assessment (Sep. 26, 2012)
EPIC: FTC Google Privacy Investigation Documents
EPIC: Federal Trade Commission
EPIC: Open Government
 FTC Rejects Industry Effort to Delay Children's Privacy
The Federal Trade Commission has rejected an effort
by trade groups to
delay implementation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
Rule, currently scheduled to take effect
July 1. The FTC had given
these groups at least six months to prepare for the Rule. "In selecting
an effective date of July 1,
2013," the FTC wrote in the letter
announcing the rejection of the delay, "the Commission determined that
six months would be adequate
time for such operators to assess whether
third parties collect personal information through their site or
service." Because the
updated rule "also provides significant
flexibility for operators to select the most appropriate cost-effective
achieve the Rule's requirements" and industry had "not
raised any concrete facts to demonstrate that a delay is necessary,"
FTC voted unanimously to retain the July 1 deadline.
The new Rule expands the definition of "personally identifiable
to include geolocation information and persistent
identifiers, or "cookies"; modifies the list of "personal information"
be collected without parental notice and consent; closes a
loophole that allows child-oriented apps and websites to permit third
parties to use plug-ins to collect personal information; prevents
third-party advertisers from secretly collecting children's personal
information for behavioral advertising purposes; and, in some cases,
extends required COPPA compliance to those third parties.
Earlier in 2013, EPIC joined a coalition of consumer, privacy, and
children's advocates in urging the FTC to keep the original
implementation date. EPIC also commented in support of both the 2011
proposed rule, and a revised version introduced in
EPIC's comments noted that the COPPA rule is essentially sound, and
has substantially benefitted both children and
companies. The comments
also stated that "the proposed COPPA Rule revisions are a well-reasoned
and innovative approach to online
privacy that respond to changes in
the way children interact with the operators of web sites and online
services." However, EPIC
suggested that the Commission should further
improve the proposed COPPA rule by defining additional terms, extending
of "personal information," and adding data-breach
EPIC has supported children's electronic privacy since
including Congressional testimony by Executive Director Marc Rotenberg
in favor of the creation of COPPA, which was
passed in 2000, and again
in 2010 in support of the proposed rule changes.
FTC: Letter Denying Delay of COPPA Rule (May 6, 2013)
FTC: Press Release on COPPA (Dec. 19, 2012)
EPIC: COPPA Rule Review (Sep. 24, 2012)
EPIC: COPPA Rule Comments (Dec. 23, 2011)
EPIC: Congressional Testimony on COPPA Revisions (Apr. 29, 2010)
EPIC: Congressional Testimony on COPPA Creation (Sept. 1996)
EPIC: Children's Online Privacy
 2012 FISA Orders Up, Security Letters Down, All Surveillance
The US Department of Justice has released the 2012
Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Report. The report provides the
number of applications the Justice Dept. submitted
to the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) for electronic surveillance
and/or physical searches for foreign intelligence
purposes. The report
also provides the number of National Security Letter requests. National
Security Letters, which do not require
judicial approval, are used to
obtain certain records about US citizens from companies, usually
communication service providers.
According to the 2012 FISA Report, the Department of Justice submitted
1,856 applications to the FISC, a 6.4% increase since 2011.
1,856 search applications, 1,789 sought authority to conduct electronic
surveillance. The FISC did not deny any of the applications,
the government withdrew one. However, the FISC did make modifications
to 40 applications, including one from the 2011
reporting period. In
addition to the FISA orders, the FBI sent 15,229 National Security
Letter requests for information on 6,223
different US persons, a modest
decrease from the 16,511 requests sent in 2011.
No similar report has been conducted on the use
of FISA surveillance.
Almost no information is available about FISA surveillance beyond the
figures contained in the annual FISA
letter, sent to the Senate each
year by the Department of Justice's Office of Legislative Affairs.
EPIC, in 2012 testimony to the
House on the FISA Amendments Act of
2008, recommended greater reporting of FISC applications and opinions,
similar to the information
disclosed in Federal Wiretap Reports, and
provided similar comments to the FISC in 2012.
US Justice Dept: 2012 FISA Report (Apr.
US Justice Dept: 2011 FISA Report (Apr. 30, 2012)
US Courts: 2011 Wiretap Report
EPIC: Testimony on "The FISA Amendments Act of 2008" (May 31, 2012)
EPIC: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court Orders 1979-2011
EPIC: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)
 News in Brief
EPIC to US Trade Rep: Keep Privacy Off the Table in EU Agreement
EPIC has submitted comments to the US Trade Representative on
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a proposed
trade agreement between the US and the European Union. EPIC's
recommend that the TTIP negotiations exclude consumer privacy and data
policy, because "trade agreements are not the appropriate
determining international privacy standards." Mindful of the US'
Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the EU's General
Regulation, EPIC also cautioned the USTR that prior attempts to
harmonize existing privacy regulations across borders
had not ended
well. EPIC also urged the USTR to ensure that consumers are given the
highest level of privacy protections, and recommended
that drafts of
negotiating texts be made publicly available; previous negotiating
documents in similar trade agreement negotiations
have been kept
secret. EPIC has recently embarked on a new FOIA project to obtain
information about the statements of US officials
who participate in
international negotiations concerning privacy and data protection.
EPIC: Comments to US Trade Representative
on TTIP (May 10, 2013)
Federal Register: Request for Comments on TTIP (Apr. 1, 2013)
The White House: Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (Feb. 2012)
EU: General Data Protection Regulation (Nov. 2012)
Public Citizen: Analysis of TTIP Text (Jun. 13, 2012)
EPIC: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
EPIC: Open Government
Court Permits Police Use of Phony Cell Phone Tower
A federal court in Arizona has denied a motion to suppress evidence
by "StingRay" surveillance technology. The court held in US v.
Rigmaiden that federal investigators did not violate the defendant's
Fourth Amendment rights, and similarly held that the government's use
of a cell site simulator, or StingRay, device was supported
"mobile tracking device" warrant. EPIC recently argued that users have
a reasonable expectation of privacy in the location
of their mobile
devices, and has also received hundreds of pages of FOIA documents
related to the FBI's use of StingRay technology.
AZ Court: Motion to Suppress Evidence in US v. Rigmaiden (May 8, 2013)
EPIC: Item on EPIC Testimony in State v. Earls (Jan. 28, 2013)
EPIC: EPIC v. FBI - Stingray / Cell Site Simulator
EPIC: State v. Earls
Coalition of Organizations Call for Greater Accountability for E-Verify
More than 40 organizations across the political spectrum
Congress to reduce the error rate for the employment verification
system "E-Verify." A bill now pending in Congress
will mandate employer
verification of all employees' eligibility to work in the United States.
In testimony before Congress in
2007, EPIC warned of inaccurate
employment determinations in the E-Verify system, and cautioned both
against straining the resources
of the Social Security Administration
and the aggregation of employment data into a central location, which
could create "the possibility
that the information could be used for
unintended purposes, such as long-term tracking of individuals and
identity theft." In June
2011, EPIC filed comments with the Department
of Homeland Security in opposition of E-Verify's proposed expansion.
ACLU et al.:
Letter to Congress re: E-Verify (May 3, 2013)
EPIC: Testimony Before US House on E-Verify (June 2007)
EPIC et al.: Comments to DHS on E-Verify (Jun. 8, 2011)
EPIC: E-Verify and Privacy
EPIC: Spotlight on Surveillance - E-verify System
EU Groups Launch "Naked Citizens Campaign" to Safeguard Privacy
Objecting to business efforts to block updates to European Union
protection laws, a coalition of European Internet rights, freedom, and
privacy organizations called "European Digital Rights"
has launched the
"Naked Citizens" campaign. According to the coalition, "The campaign is
a response to the unprecedented lobbying
from tech companies, the US
Government and the advertising industry. . . to use personal information
in opaque, unaccountable ways."
European Digital Rights has published a
report called "Don't let corporations strip citizens of their right to
advocates for stronger data protection rights. Earlier
in 2013, US consumer organizations including EPIC expressed support for
efforts to modernize EU privacy law. EPIC also supports US ratification
of the Council of Europe Privacy Convention.
Digital Rights: "Naked Citizens Campaign"
European Digital Rights: Consumer Privacy Manifesto (2013)
EPIC et al.: Letter to US Officials re: EU Privacy Law (Feb. 4, 2013)
EPIC: EU Data Protection Directive
EPIC: Council of Europe Privacy Convention
White House Launches Open Data Project
President Obama has issued a Executive Order and memorandum outlining
new "Open Data Policy." According to the White
House, the policy's goal is to make information "accessible,
discoverable, and usable
by the public" and to "promote
interoperability and openness." The Executive Order states that
agencies should also "safeguard
individual privacy, confidentiality,
and national security." Simultaneously, the White House has launched
Project Open Data, a
collection of code, tools, and case studies to
help agencies adopt the open data policy. A new article in Foreign
"Think Again: Big Data", raises provocative questions
about the actual value of "Big Data."
The White House: Executive Order
on New Open Data Policy (May 9, 2013)
OMB: Memorandum on Open Data Policy (May 9, 2013)
The White House: Project Open Data
Foreign Policy Magazine: "Think Again: Big Data" (May 2013)
EPIC: Open Government
EPIC: Privacy Act
Senate Confirms Chairman of Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
The US Senate has voted to confirm David Medine as
the Chairman of the
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), an agency
established to review Executive Branch actions
and to protect privacy
and civil liberties after 9/11. EPIC had urged the creation of an
independent privacy agency after 9/11,
including in testimony before
the House in 2003. At PCLOB's first meeting in 2012, EPIC set out
several priorities for the agency,
including (1) suspension of the
fusion center program; (2) limitations on CCTV surveillance; (3)
removal of airport body scanners;
(4) establishing privacy regulation
for drones; (5) updating data disclosure standards, and (6) ensuring
Privacy Act adherence.
US Senate: Vote on David Medine Confirmation (May 7, 2013)
Congressional Research Service: PCLOB Agency Status (Aug. 27, 2012)
EPIC: Testimony before US House on Terrorism and Privacy (Dec. 2003)
EPIC: Statement for the Record on PCLOB (Oct. 23, 2012)
EPIC: The 9/11 Commission Report
EPIC: "The Sui Generis Privacy Agency"
Privacy Journal Publishes 2013 Compilation of Privacy Laws
Privacy Journal's "Compilation of State and Federal Privacy Laws,
Edition" is now available for sale at $35 including postage. This new
book replaces the 2002 book and all subsequent supplements
consolidated 80-page hard copy edition. The book's ISBN is
9780930072568. An electronic (PDF) edition is also available
$26.50, including computer storage and search by keyword and locality.
Price is $51 when the hard and electronic copies are
Discounts for five or more units ordered at one time. Privacy Journal
welcomes credit cards, Paypal, checks,
direct deposit and phone orders.
The 2013 edition includes new privacy laws on employer and university
demands for social-media
passwords, employer use of credit reports,
tracking technologies, state restrictions on use and disclosure of
Social Security numbers,
plus updated chapters on credit reporting,
medical, financial, testing in employment, insurance, government
information, and much
more, grouped by categories and listed
alphabetically by state. Descriptions of US federal and Canadian
laws are also included.
Privacy Journal: "Compilation of State and Federal Privacy Laws"
 EPIC in the News
"Lockheed Martin announces NGI Increment 3 deployment, includes
National Palm Print System." BiometricUpdate.com, May 15, 2013.
"US-EU Free Trade Talks Shouldn't Touch Privacy, EPIC Says."
Law360.com, May 13, 2013.
Fool, May 11, 2013.
"Networking Bill would put mobile app vendors on the hook for privacy
in US." ComputerWorld UK, May 10, 2013.
"The Nation's First Privacy Goalie." Bloomberg BNA, May 8, 2013.
"How to Have a Constructive Discussion About Drones: A Future Tense
Event Recap." Slate, May 7, 2013.
"Third Amendment constrains military cyber operation, argues EPIC
lawyer." FierceGovernmentIT, May 5, 2013.
"Police, Politicians Nationwide Push Surveillance Post-Boston." CBS
Local, May 2, 2013.
"Groups criticize FBI plan to require Internet backdoors for wiretaps."
Computerworld, May 1, 2013.
"Uncertainties Remain as FAA Integrates Drones into American Skies."
TruthOut, Apr. 30, 2013.
For More EPIC in the News: http://epic.org/news/epic_in_news.html
 Book Review: 'Deep State'
"Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry," Marc Ambinder
and D.B. Grady
In "Deep State," journalists Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady pull back the
opaque layers of the US government's post-9/11 massive
"Deep State" exposes the machinery of government secrecy through a
number of recently revealed operations and
secret programs, including
the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden; Stuxnet, the Internet virus that
disrupted Iranian centifuges;
and the targeted killing drone program
that killed radical cleric and American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki.
Ambinder and Grady use
these high-profile events to discuss why and how
government secrets are created, and why and how they are leaked.
the authors, leaks are fueled by a shadowy world of
overclassification, itself the product not only of the huge and growing
of classified information, but also a confusing swath of
agencies and programs that obfuscate how much money is being spent on
intelligence related-projects, or even what those projects are. With
such a large secrecy industry involving so many different players
their various motivations, "Deep State" suggests security leaks are
Although "Deep State" occasionally
comes across as defending the US
government's secrecy industry and secret actions, it can also be
critical. The authors clearly
have tried to strike a balance between
the two. For example, Ambinder and Grady use the Office of the
Secretary of Defense's Special
Capabilities Office (OSD/SCO) as an
illustration of a government organization set-up designed to elude
accountability to Congress.
According to the book, the purpose of
OSD/SCO is to rapidly solve technological problems, then push out those
solutions to intelligence
agencies without dealing with the
bureaucratic oversight that slows the process down. The nature of
organizations like OSD/SCO,
the authors suggest, "raises questions
about the concentrated, unexamined exercise of executive power" on one
side and the "hapless
bureaucracy . . .incapable of keeping pace with
the needs of the intelligence community" on the other.
"Deep State" is a formidable
overview of the secrecy industry that will
leave readers with a better understanding for the reasons, both good
and ill, behind
the US's massive secrecy industry.
--Jeramie D. Scott
"Litigation Under the
Federal Open Government Laws 2010," edited by
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S. Zaid (EPIC
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Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws is the most
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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 J.
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This clear, comprehensive introduction to the field of information
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"Privacy & Human Rights
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This annual report by EPIC and Privacy International provides an
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Privacy & Human Rights 2006 is the most comprehensive report on privacy
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