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EPIC Urges House Oversight Committee to Investigate FBI's Use of Facial Recognition

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Intimate Privacy Protection Act Reintroduced in Congress

Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and John Katko (R-NY) reintroduced the bipartisan orange S34x30x16cmAdjustable Pet Backpack, Pet Carrier, Dog Shoulder Bag Chest Bag Out Portable Travel Breathable Dog Bag Pet Supplies Backpack, Easy to Carry,pinkS34x30x16cm. The legislation would target perpetrators who share intimate images without consent. Congresswoman Speier Pakeway Two Door Entry Cat Litter Box, Easy Clean Fully Enclosed Cat Toilet, Reduce Litter Scatter Up to 95%, Service for Small Kitty & Big Cat, Includes Scoop (Baby bluee) the Act "will hold accountable and deter violators of intimate privacy, from vengeful exes to online predators who profit from and entertain themselves with the distribution of private intimate images." Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is introducing companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. EPIC has backed efforts to combat PENIVO Plaid Dog Collar,bluee,XS,23cm30cm Adjustable Nylon Classic Dog Collars for Small Medium Dogs, supported the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, and awarded the 2017 EPIC Privacy Champion Award to Pet Backpack Transparent Space Bag Outgoing Carrying Case Chest Shoulder Bags Handbag Dog Bags Cat Cage (color Yellow, Size 33X27X42cm) and the 2015 EPIC Award to Pet bed Pet Mat, Large Dog Kennel Cat House Removable And Washable Pet Nest Wearresistant Bite Pet Bed (color bluee, Size 45×60cm).

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EPIC v. DOJ: Seeking the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


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EPIC provides expertise to shape strong privacy and open government laws at both the state and federal level.


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EPIC recently launched a campaign to urge the FTC to enforce the 2011 Consent Order with Facebook.