EPIC Alert 21.21
E P I C A l e r t
Volume 21.21 November 17, 2014
Published by the
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
"Defend Privacy. Support EPIC."
Table of Contents
 EPIC Prevails in Case Against FBI re: Next Generation ID
 EPIC Urges Federal Court to Uphold FTC Data Security Authority
 EPIC Testifies Against Changes to Judicial Rules re: Police Hacking
 EPIC Urges Privacy Board to Focus on Privacy Act Enforcement
 EPIC Urges Defense Dept. to Adopt Strong Open Government Rules
 News in Brief
 EPIC in the News
 EPIC Book Review:
 Upcoming Conferences and Events
Breaking News -
EPIC’s Marc Rotenberg to Debate NSA Former General
Stewart Baker on "The Right to Be Forgotten"
Diane Rehm Show (NPR/WAMU)
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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 EPIC Prevails in Case Against FBI re: Next Generation
A federal court has ruled that EPIC "substantially
prevailed" in an
open government lawsuit against the FBI for information on the agency's
massive biometric database. The court
also awarded attorneys' fees to
EPIC, finding that "There can be little dispute that the general
public has a genuine, tangible
interest in a system designed to store
and manipulate significant quantities of its own biometric data,
particularly given the
great numbers of people from whom such data
will be gathered."
EPIC's lawsuit led to the disclosure of hundreds of pages about
Generation Identification," a vast FBI database program including
fingerprints, DNA profiles, iris scans, palm prints, voice
identification profiles and photographs of millions of Americans
suspected of no crime. The documents received through EPIC's lawsuit
revealed the FBI's acceptance of a 20% error rate for the NGI
database's facial recognition software. Technical specifications
another facial recognition project revealed that the FBI extended
access to the biometric database to state and local law enforcement
the purpose of running facial recognition queries.
During a 2012 Senate hearing, the FBI promised to update the privacy
of the NGI database, focusing on facial recognition. In
February 2014, EPIC filed a Freedom of Information Act Request for the
updated Privacy Impact Assessment. The FBI responded that the
assessment was still being drafted and thus not available
Privacy Impact Assessments are required by law when databases will
contain Personally Identifiable Information such
In June, EPIC and a coalition of over 30 other organizations wrote to
US Attorney General Eric Holder,
urging that he immediately conduct a
privacy assessment of NGI. In September, the FBI announced that the
Next Generation Identification
system had reached "full operational
capability." No privacy assessment for the biometric database has been
made public. EPIC has
recommended new privacy safeguards and greater
Congressional oversight of the NGI program and other identification
EPIC: Memorandum Opinion in EPIC v. FBI (Nov. 5, 2014)
EPIC: Complaint in EPIC v. FBI (Apr, 8, 2014)
EPIC et al.: Letter to AG to Review NGI Program (Jun. 24, 2014)
EPIC: FOIA Request re: Facial Recognition PIA (Feb. 28, 2014)
EPIC: FBI Response to EPIC FOIA request (Mar. 19, 2014)
EPIC: EPIC v. FBI - Next Generation Identification
 EPIC Urges Federal Court to Uphold FTC Data Security
EPIC, joined by 33 technical experts and legal
scholars, has filed a
"friend of the court" brief in support of the Federal Trade
Commission's authority to establish data security
standards. The case,
FTC v. Wyndham, is before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
The case arose when hackers infiltrated the
computer networks of
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, a global hotel company, and stole
customer credit card information, which was
then used for millions of
dollars in fraudulent charges. According to the suit, Wyndham ignored
multiple warning signs that the
company network had been compromised
and failed to "address repeated and obvious security lapses that left
its computer networks
vulnerable to intruders." The FTC filed suit in
federal district court against Wyndham for failing to maintain
reasonable and appropriate
data security practices for sensitive
customer data. The FTC further alleged that Wyndham's data security
practices were "unfair
and deceptive" acts prohibited by Section 5 of
the FTC Act. Wyndham responded by challenging the FTC's authority to
bring an enforcement
action against a company that fails to protect
EPIC's "friend of the court" brief details the extent of US data
security risks, the important role of the FTC in safeguarding consumer
data, and the danger of removing that authority: "The FTC's
to regulate business practices impacting consumer privacy is well
established, the problem is obvious, and the agency
has a clear record
of success," EPIC states. EPIC also cites 50 successful enforcement
actions against companies that failed to
safeguard customer data, and
several data protection cases currently pending before the FTC.
EPIC's brief similarly highlights
the American consumers' vulnerability
to identity theft and financial fraud, pointing out that the cost of US
credit card fraud
grew to $7.1 billion in 2013, at least $500 million
of which was attributable to enormous data breaches at major retailers.
more than 10 years of bringing data security actions, EPIC
explains, the FTC has become expert at identifying data protection
in consumer-facing companies and in devising appropriate
remedies. Thus, EPIC warned, "Removing the FTC's authority to regulate
data security would be to bring dynamite to the dam."
EPIC: "Friend of the Court" Brief in Wyndham v. FTC (Nov. 12, 2014)
EPIC: Wyndham v. FTC
EPIC: Consumer Privacy
EPIC: Cybersecurity Privacy Practical Implications
 EPIC Testifies Against Changes to Judicial Rules
re: Police Hacking
EPIC Senior Counsel Alan Butler appeared
November 4 before the Judicial
Conference Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure,
testifying against a proposed
amendment to Rule 41, which involves
Search and Seizure.
The proposed amendment would authorize judges to issue "remote access"
search warrants, thus permitting law enforcement officers to seize or
copy files stored on a remote computer, even when they do
not know the
computer's physical location. The execution of these warrants would
require sophisticated hacking tools, and could
be authorized in any
case if, according to the draft of the proposed amendment, (1) "the
district where the media or information
is located has been concealed
through technological means"; or (2) the target device is infected by a
botnet. The revised rule
would not require that an officer notify the
target at the time the search was conducted, but rather that the
officer make "reasonable
efforts to serve a copy of the warrant on the
person whose property was searched."
In his written statement, EPIC's Butler argued,
amendments to Rule 41 would authorize searches beyond the scope
permissible under the Fourth Amendment." Specifically,
that remote access warrants are equivalent to "covert entry" warrants,
and should only be permitted when the methods
are necessary to
effectuate the search, and notice is given to the target within a
reasonable time after the search is conducted.
Butler noted that the US
Supreme Court has found "illegitimate and unconstitutional practices
get their first footing . . . by
silent approaches and slight deviations
from legal modes of procedures."
EPIC previously filed a "friend of the court" brief in
United States v.
Bach, a case in the US Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit
challenging a faxed warrant on an Internet Service
Provider and arguing
that officer presence is required during the execution of a warrant.
The Advisory Committee on the Rules
of Criminal Procedure will consider
comments on its draft rules until February 17, 2015.
EPIC: Testimony on Rule 41 (Nov. 5,
Judicial Advisory Committee: Draft of Proposed Amendments (Aug. 2014)
Politico: "Today Groups Argue FBI Hacking Rule"(Nov. 5, 2014)
EPIC: US v. Bach
 EPIC Urges Privacy Board to Focus on Privacy Act Enforcement
EPIC has recommended that the President's Privacy and
Oversight Board (PCLOB) prioritize Privacy Act enforcement. EPIC's
recommendations were submitted to the Board
in advance of a November 12
public meeting on "Defining Privacy." The Board is tasked with ensuring
that civil liberties are appropriately
protected during the formulation
and implementation of laws related to terrorism.
"The Privacy Act provides a sound framework for
privacy protection in
the United States," EPIC's letter states. "Government agencies within
the PCLOB's purview contravene the
Privacy Act's intent and pose
substantial privacy risks by claiming broad exemptions from coverage
under the Act. The Board must
improve agency accountability by auditing
programs for Privacy Act compliance and recommending expanded
authorities under the Privacy
EPIC's letter also emphasizes that the Fair Information Practices are
the basis for much of the Privacy Act of 1974, and
the Privacy Act has
thereby "provided a baseline framework for other privacy laws that
incorporate fair information practices."
At the Board's first public meeting in 2012, EPIC recommended that the
Board ensure Privacy Act adherence and investigate privacy
inherent in the government's Fusion Center program, closed-circuit
television surveillance, body scanners, surveillance
Suspicious Activity Reporting.
In October 2014, EPIC provided expert commentary at a Georgetown
University Law Center
conference celebrating the Privacy Act's 40th
anniversary. EPIC has also made numerous recommendations to Congress
agencies on the need to strengthen Privacy Act protections
and has twice filed "friend of the court" briefs to the US Supreme
in cases related to the Privacy Act.
EPIC: Letter to PCLOB on "Defining Privacy" (Nov. 11, 2014)
EPIC: The Privacy Act of 1974
Georgetown University Law Center: The Privacy Act @40 (Oct. 30, 2014)
EPIC: FAA v. Cooper
EPIC: Doe v. Chao
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
PCLOB: Notice re: "Defining Privacy" Meeting (Oct. 23, 2014)
EPIC: Comments to PCLOB on the Sunshine Act (Oct. 23, 2012)
 EPIC Urges Defense Dept. to Adopt Strong Open Government
EPIC has submitted extensive comments to the Department
opposing several of the agency's proposals to amend its Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) program.
According to EPIC's comments, the DOD proposal to modify certain key
terms and practices would disadvantage FOIA
requesters and conflict
with the purpose of the Act: "Some changes," EPIC wrote, "put an
unnecessary burden on requesters and make
the FOIA process more
onerous." For example, the DOD proposes to change the definition of
"administrative appeal" by removing language
that makes clear that
"[r]equesters also may appeal the failure to receive a response
determination within the statutory limits."
EPIC, however, supported some of the DOD's proposed changes benefiting
requesters, including the agency's plan to remove language
requesters "should also indicate a willingness to pay fees associated."
EPIC frequently uses the FOIA to obtain government
FOIA regulations. The Defense Logistics Agency, Privacy
Liberties Oversight Board, the Federal Trade Commission, and the
Interior Department have adopted EPIC's recommendations
FOIA regulation changes.
EPIC: Comments to the Department of Defense re: FOIA (Nov. 3, 2014)
Federal Register: DOD Proposed Ruling re: FOIA (Sep. 3, 2014)
Federal Register: DLA Final Rule re: FOIA (May 28, 2014)
Federal Register: PCLOB Final Rule re: FOIA (Nov. 8, 2013)
EPIC: Open Government
 News in Brief
EPIC Backs Internet Bill of Rights
Speaking at a November 12 conference in Brussels, "Toward a European
Marco Civil," EPIC President
Marc Rotenberg expressed support for
The Declaration of Human Rights, an initiative of the Italian
government led by constitutional
scholar Stefano Rodotà. "We must
protect the political rights of Internet users, not simply the
business models of Internet companies,"
Rotenberg said. The event was
organized by the Fundamental Rights European Experts ("FREE") Group
with the support of the Friedrich
Italian Parliament: Draft Declaration of Internet Rights (2014)
EPIC: Stefano Rodotà
European Area of Freedom Security & Justice
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
CSISAC: Civil Society Seoul Declaration (Jun. 16, 2008)
The Public Voice: The Madrid Privacy Declaration (Nov. 3, 2009)
Senator Leahy Urges Swift Passage of USA FREEDOM Act
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the US Senate Judiciary
has urged swift passage of the USA FREEDOM Act, which would
end the government's dragnet collection of telephone records. The
bill, which Senator Leahy introduced in July 2014, would
also improve oversight accountability for domestic surveillance
and has broad support from the Intelligence Community,
the technology industry, and privacy advocates. "Congress should pass
bipartisan USA FREEDOM Act without delay," Senator Leahy said. In
2013 EPIC petitioned the US Supreme Court to end the NSA bulk
collection program. Former members of the Church Committee and dozens
of legal scholars supported the EPIC petition.
Sen. Leahy (D-VT): Press Release on USA FREEDOM Act (Nov. 12, 2014)
Sen. Leahy: Text of USA FREEDOM Act
Sen. Leahy: Fact Sheet on USA FREEDOM Act
Sen. Leahy: Supporters of USA FREEDOM Act (Oct. 2, 2014)
EPIC: In re EPIC - NSA Telephone Record Surveillance.
NSA Vows to Disclose Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
In a November 3 speech at Stanford University, National Security Agency
Admiral Michael Rogers announced that the NSA will no longer
stockpile "zero-day exploits," or software glitches that could
cyber-espionage. In the past, the NSA has kept these
vulnerabilities secret for use in counterintelligence. "The default
is if we become aware of a vulnerability, we share it," Admiral
Rogers stated, adding that the NSA allows software developers to
the glitches and keep the Internet more secure. Rogers also recognized
that "'a fundamentally strong Internet is in the best
interest of the
U.S.'" In December 2013, the President's Review Group on Intelligence
and Communications Technologies recommended
that "US policy should
generally move to ensure that Zero Days are quickly blocked, so that
the underlying vulnerabilities are
patched on US Government and other
networks." The Review Group report contains 45 other similar
recommendations that EPIC generally
supports and that the White House
has pledged to adopt. Earlier in 2014, the NSA's policies on zero-day
exploits came under scrutiny
when the "Heartbleed bug" threatened to
undermine SSL encryption across the entire Internet.
The New York Times: "N.S.A. Director
Makes Another Visit to Silicon
Valley" (Nov. 3, 2014)
EPIC: "White Hat, Black Hat, Bleeding Heart" (Apr. 17, 2014)
The White House: "Liberty and Security in a Changing World" (Dec. 2013)
The White House: National Action Plan Press Release (Dec. 6, 2013)
The Heartbleed Bug
EPIC: In re EPIC - NSA Telephone Records Surveillance
EPIC: NSPD-54 Appeal
Court Dismisses Video Privacy Case Against Redbox
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit against
movie and videogame rental site Redbox will not continue. The
plaintiffs in the case argued that Redbox's disclosure of personal
information to a customer service center violated the Video Privacy
Protection Act of 1988. The court, however, ruled that because
service is part of Redbox's "ordinary course of business," the
disclosure is permissible under the Act. The court also
the statute created standing and that it was unnecessary to show
additional harm. Earlier in 2014, a federal court
ruled that a privacy
class action lawsuit against video streaming service Hulu could
continue. In that case, Hulu shared user data
with Facebook for
advertising purposes, in violation of the VPPA. EPIC has supported the
VPPA and defended the statute in Congressional
testimony and "friend of
the court" briefs.
Seventh Circuit Court: Ruling in Sterk v. Redbox (Oct. 23, 2014)
Cornell University: Text of VPPA of 1988
US District Court of No. CA: Ruling in In re: Hulu (Apr. 28, 2014)
EPIC: Testimony Before US Senate re: VPPA (Jan. 31, 2012)
EPIC: "Friend of the Court" Brief in Harris v. Blockbuster (Nov. 2009)
EPIC: Harris v. Blockbuster
EPIC: Video Privacy Protection Act
European Privacy Groups Boycott Google Roadshow
Leading European privacy organizations have turned down Google's
invitations to participate in a series of events organized by the
Internet giant that are designed to raise questions about a European
Court of Justice decision on the right to privacy. The European
Consumer Organization (BEUC), the European Digital Rights Initiative
(EDRi), and Privacy International are among several of the groups not
participating in the Google meetings. EU policymakers have
challenged Google for attacking a judicial decision of the EU's high
court, describing the tour as a "publicity stunt."
Google Advisory Council: Public Meetings on the "Right to be Forgotten"
EPIC: EU Court's Decision ("Right to Be Forgotten") (May 13, 2014)
Wall Street Journal: "In Brussels, Google Gets Roasted" (Sep. 11, 2014)
EU Commission: Fact Sheet on the "Right to Be Forgotten" (May 2014)
EPIC: Right to Be Forgotten
EPIC: International Privacy Law
USA Today: "EU strikes a blow for privacy: Opposing view," by EPIC
President Marc Rotenberg (May 14, 2014)
Post-Snowden, Social Media Users Concerned about Access to Personal Data
According to the Pew Research Report "Public Perceptions
of Privacy and
Security in the Post-Snowden Era," most social media users are very
concerned about businesses and government accessing
data. Eighty percent of adults polled "agree" or "strongly agree" that
Americans should be concerned about the government's
phone calls and Internet communications. Sixty-four percent believe
that advertisers should be more heavily regulated.
Almost all users
surveyed rank their Social Security number as their most sensitive
piece of personal data. EPIC has asked the
US House Committee on
Homeland Security to suspend a DHS program that monitors social
networks and media organizations, and has
recommended that the FTC to
establish privacy protections for online advertising. EPIC has also
urged the Congress over many years
to limit the use of Social Security
numbers for commercial purposes.
Pew Internet: Poll on Public Internet Privacy Perceptions
EPIC: Letter to US House re: Social Network Monitoring (Feb. 22, 2012)
EPIC: EPIC v. Department of Homeland Security: Media Monitoring
EPIC: Google/DoubleClick Merger
EPIC: Public Opinion on Privacy
EPIC: Facebook Privacy
EPIC: Social Security Numbers
 EPIC in the News
"More Drones on US Borders Create Privacy Concerns for Its Neighbors."
VICE News, Nov. 14, 2014.
"Feds Using Planes To Spy on American Cellphone Users." CIO Today,
Nov. 14, 2014.
"Carmakers unite around privacy protections." Yahoo News, Nov. 13, 2014.
"Major privacy groups back FTC in consumer data lawsuit against
Wyndham." Fierce Government IT, Nov. 13, 2014.
"Google calls for U.S. to extend Privacy Act protections to EU
citizens." The Washington Post, Nov. 12, 2014.
"Survey: Americans have lost control of their personal info." USA
Today, Nov. 12, 2014.
"Americans Say They Want Privacy, but Act as if They Don't." The New
York Times, Nov. 12, 2014.
"Fighting for the right to be forgotten on the Web." Los Angeles Times,
Nov. 9, 2014.
"Subprime lenders can now disable your car while you're driving on
the freeway." Salon, Nov. 8, 2014.
"Fees After Disclosures on Supersnooping Program." Courthouse News
Service, Nov. 7, 2014.
"EPIC Wins Court Ruling Against FBI's Facial-Recognition Technology."
National Journal, Nov. 6, 2014.
"Facebook Reports Government Data Requests Rise 24%." Top Tech News,
Nov. 5, 2014.
"Top British Spy Warns of Terrorists' Use of Social Media." The New
York Times, Nov. 4, 2014.
"Schools keep track of students' online behavior, but do parents even
know?" CSO Magazine, Nov. 4, 2014.
"The Truth about Teenagers, the Internet, and Privacy." Fast Company,
Nov. 4, 2014.
"A Guide To Not Getting Arrested When You Use Your Cell Phone On
Election Day." The Huffington Post, Nov. 3, 2014.
"Internet voting 'not ready for prime time'." USA Today, Nov. 2, 2014.
"Official claims University released student emails to politicians."
UWV's The Atheneum, Oct. 31, 2014.
For More EPIC in the News: http://epic.org/news/epic_in_news.html
This exquisite little book, perhaps the first poetry anthology
dedicated to privacy and surveillance, is highly original and deeply
unsettling. Editor Andrew Ridker has collected work from a wide range
of poets, including major American writers like John Ashbery,
Pinsky and Nikki Giovanni, and, with almost deliberate casualness,
created a kaleidoscope of "the timeless themes of love
and trust and
knowledge and death through the lens of our present techno-political
What's not to like about a volume
that has redactions on the back
cover and organizes poems in order of the authors' Social Security
numbers? The subjects range
from the frankly topical (Ben Fama on Bed,
Bath & Beyond and Chelsea Manning; Max Hjortsberg on drones; Andrew
Durbin on PRISM
and Katy Perry) to the deeply personal to the
historical and mythological. EJ Koh, or at least her fictional self,
secrets to get a security clearance ("Clearance").
Joni Wallace becomes Robert Oppenheimer ("I Am Oppenheimer"). Damion
("Surveyor") channels Henry David Thoreau and pastes
"Walden's" musings into an implied modern world Thoreau would have
Some poems (Mark Bibbins' "Witness") are about the tensions and
trade-offs between nature and the words on the screen. Jorie Graham's
"Honeycomb" embeds Microsoft Word arrows into its stanzas as if they
were weapons to push ahead the poet's lagging thoughts.
It's an overused trope that we are victims of our own technological
greed, and victimization of one kind or another is perhaps too
theme in this anthology. Also unclear is how many poems were written
for the book; it would be fascinating to see these
in older poems. But these are small quibbles for such a bold and
Perhaps it's coincidence
that the final poem corresponds with the
highest author SSN, but Dan Chelotti's "Lenses" is a simple and
ultimately hopeful call
to return to our traditional human
connections. "Humans haven't been able/to look at each other without/
lenses for a while now"
Chelotti says, but nevertheless reminds us that
we retain the capability to "lower/our lenses and drink the primordial
world, he says, while "older than any of us, is still young."
-- EC Rosenberg
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 Upcoming Conferences and Events
"The Right to Be Forgotten," featuring EPIC President Marc Rotenberg.
NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show," Nov. 18, 2014, 10:00 EST. For
"FUSION: Rise Up." Speaker: EPIC President Marc Rotenberg. Washington,
DC: November 19, 2014. For More Information:
"Watching the Watchers: Fighting Back in an Age of Ubiquitous
Surveillance." Speaker: EPIC President Marc Rotenberg. Seattle:
University of Washington, Nov. 20, 2014. For More Information:
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