The US Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has issued a lawsuit against the FBI, as it continues its push for more information about surveillance practices. EPIC has released a statement in which it explains that it has filed official papers in which it demands access to the results of internal FBI "privacy impact assessments".
"EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain details about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's surveillance programs. The agency is required to conduct privacy impact assessments when it collects and uses personal data," it said. "However, the Bureau has failed to publicly release privacy impact assessments (PIA) for many of its programs, including facial recognition, drones and licence-plate readers."
The FBI is required to release the information by the guidelines of the US Justice Department and through the rules of the E-Government Act. EPIC said that such information is expected to be released if it is "practicable". Continue>>>