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It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties
issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional
November 1, 1996
CDA Update. The plaintiffs in ACLU v. Reno have filed a motion for
summary affirmance with the Supreme Court, asserting that the lower court
decision striking down the Communications Decency Act is so clearly correct
that full briefing and argument is not required to resolve the issue. See
EPIC's CDA archive for details on
this historic case.
Clipper 4 Slammed by Congress. A bipartisan group of 21 Senators and
Representatives has sent a
to the White House calling the new White House
Recovery" proposal "flawed".
Computer Crime. President Clinton signed a new
bill on October
11 expanding the computer crime laws and expanding jail time for using
cryptography in a crime.
Become a Statistic!. The Sixth annual
GVU WWW Survey
is now underway. Make your views known.
Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Bill for FY 1997, signed by President
Clinton on September 30, includes revisions to the Fair Credit Reporting
Act, funding for the Digital Telephony law, a new pornography bill, and an
immigration bill with national ID databases and expanded use of the SSN on
drivers licenses. See the latest issue of the
Alert for more details.
Pro-Crypto Resolution. Human rights and cyber-rights organizations
from around the world have endorsed a
in Support of the Freedom to Use Encryption and urged the OECD to "resist
policies that would encourage the development of communication networks designed
Support EPIC's Fight for Privacy and Free Speech. EPIC now accepts
via First Virtual. The Stern Foundation will match contributions up to $50
for the rest of this year. Your support is appreciated!
Former Secrets -- Scanned
images of formerly classified government documents obtained by EPIC under
the Freedom of Information Act.
The EPIC Alert -- EPIC's award-winning newsletter
on civil liberties in the information age.
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EPIC's Online Guide to Privacy
Resources -- All the best net sites, newsletters ezines, conferences,
EPIC's Litigation Docket -- Privacy,
First Amendment, and Freedom of Information Act court cases brought by the
legal team at EPIC. Defending your rights in cyberspace!
EPIC Policy Archives
Computer Security -- Hackers,
information warfare, laws and guidelines.
Cryptography Policy -- Clipper Chip, key escrow,
export controls, reports and more.
Free Speech -- Freedom of Speech issues
on the Internet including anonymous speech, liability, censorship, and the
successful challenge to the
Communications Decency Act.
Open Government -- How to use the Freedom
of Information Act and other laws to obtain information on government activities
and documents EPIC has obtained.
Privacy -- The A to Z's of privacy. From
airline passenger profiling and Caller ID to Social Security Numbers and
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