Electronic Privacy Information Center News

Is It Time to Say So Long to Social Security Numbers?

The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities in the wake of consumer credit agency Equifax Inc.’s massive data breach. The administration has called on federal …

Facebook, Google Amassing of ‘Faceprints’ Facing Legal Challenges

Facebook Inc.’s software knows your face almost as well as your mother does. And like mom, it isn’t asking your permission to do what it wants with old photos. While millions of internet users embrace the tagging of family and …

New Mass. Police Policy Questioned by Transparency Advocates

Kelly Young was driving down Route 28 in Milton, Massachusetts, when a sedan traveling in the other direction rear ended another car and veered into Young’s lane, hitting his car head on, police say. Young, 56, a father of two …

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Google’s Privacy Changes

A consumer watchdog group is suing the Federal Trade Commission in an attempt to prevent Google from making sweeping changes to its privacy policies next month. The planned revisions would enable Google Inc. to bundle the personal information gathered by …