D.C. Circuit to Hear Arguments in Case on Right to Informational Privacy

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D.C. Circuit to Hear Arguments in Case on Right to Informational Privacy

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Friday in a case about the 2015 data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel and Management, which affected 22 million federal employees, their friends, and their family members. EPIC filed an amicus brief in the case, joined by forty-four technical experts and legal scholars (members of the EPIC Advisory Board). In the brief, EPIC said that “when personal data is collected by a government agency, that agency has a constitutional obligation to protect the personal data it has obtained.” In the 2011 case NASA v. Nelson, EPIC urged the Supreme Court to limit data


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EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, DC. EPIC was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values in the information age. EPIC pursues a wide range of program activities including policy research, public education, conferences, litigation, publications, and advocacy. EPIC routinely files amicus briefs in federal courts, pursues open government cases, defends consumer privacy, organizes conferences for NGOs, and speaks before Congress and judicial organizations about emerging privacy and civil liberties issues. EPIC works closely with a distinguished advisory board, with expertise in law, technology and public policy.

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