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     Volume 9.21                                   October 31, 2002
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                              Published by the
                Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
                              Washington, D.C.

               http://www.epic.org/alert/EPIC_Alert_9.21.html

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Special EPIC Alert: Support EPIC -- Buy a book! (or 3)
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[1] Privacy Law Sourcebook 2002
[2] Privacy & Human Rights 2002
[3] Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws (FOIA) 2002
[4] Package Deal: All 3 books for $100, including shipping!
[5] EPIC Bookstore

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[1] Privacy Law Sourcebook 2002
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Privacy Law Sourcebook 2002: United States Law, International Law, and
Recent Developments. ISBN: 1893044157. Price: $40.

The Privacy Law Sourcebook is the leading resource for students,
attorneys, researchers, and journalists interested in privacy law in
the United States and around the world.  It includes the full text of
major privacy laws and directives such as the FCRA, Privacy Act, FOIA,
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Right to Financial Privacy
Act, Privacy Protection Act, Cable Communications Policy Act, ECPA,
Video Privacy Protection Act, OECD Privacy Guidelines, OECD
Cryptography Guidelines, and European Union Data Directive for Data
Protection and Commerce.  The Privacy Law Sourcebook is updated and
expanded for 2002 with information about the USA PATRIOT Act, the full
text of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, recent reports of
the Article 29 Working Group, and updated summaries of key statutes
for the non-specialist.  Also included is an extensive section on
privacy resources with useful websites and contact information for
privacy agencies, organizations, and publications.

      "The 'Physicians Desk Reference' of the privacy world."

        - Evan Hendricks, Privacy Times

      "This is a handy compilation of privacy law instruments and a
      'must' for anyone seeking guidance about the location and
      content of the key statutes, treaties, and recent developments."

        -American Society of International Law

      "The Privacy Law Sourcebook belongs front and center on the
      desk of every Information Age lawyer. It provides an
      indispensable map to the maze that is modern privacy law."

        -Prof. Paul M. Schwartz, Brooklyn Law School

Table of Contents:

   UNITED STATES LAW  1

   FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT (1970)  1
   PRIVACY ACT (1974)  43
   FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (1974)  64
   FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (1974)  77
   FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT (1978)  88
   RIGHT TO FINANCIAL PRIVACY ACT (1978)  129
   PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (1980)  152
   CABLE COMMUNICATIONS POLICY ACT (1984)  158
   ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY ACT (1986)  162
   VIDEO PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (1988)  220
   EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT (1988)  223
   TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (1991)  233
   DRIVER'S PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (1994)  243
   TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT (1996) [EXCERPT]  248
   CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (1998)  252
   FINANCIAL MODERNIZATION SERVICES ACT (1999) [EXCERPTS]  261
   FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ACT (US)  277

   INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY LAW  312

   UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (1948)  312
   COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS (1950)  318
   OECD PRIVACY GUIDELINES (1980)  324
   COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONVENTION ON PRIVACY (1981)  353
   UN GUIDELINES FOR PERSONAL FILES (1990)  363
   EU DATA PROTECTION DIRECTIVE (1995)  367
   OECD CRYPTOGRAPHY GUIDELINES (1997)  395
   GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES (1994) [EXCERPT]  406
   PROTECTION OF WORKERS' PERSONAL DATA (1996)  408
   EU PRIVACY AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTIVE  (2002)  415

   RECENT DEVELOPMENTS  434

   WORKING DOCUMENT ON WORKPLACE SURVEILLANCE  434
   WORKING DOCUMENT DATA PROCESSING BY NON-EU SITES  463
   OPINION 1/2002 PRIVACY STANDARDISATION IN EUROPE  479
   OPINION 2/2002 ON UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS IN TELECOMMUNICATION
     EQUIPMENT (IPV6)  481
   ARTICLE 29 WORKING GROUP - ONLINE AUTHENTICATION SERVICES  488
   WORKING DOCUMENT ON THE SAFE HARBOR AGREEMENT  490
   ARTICLE 29 WORKING GROUP - FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT   493
   PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE BETWEEN  MICROSOFT AND THE FTC  560
   SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY  567

   PRIVACY RESOURCES  570

   PRIVACY YEAR IN REVIEW 2001-2002  570
   AGENCIES  578
   NATIONAL LEGISLATION  582
   ORGANIZATIONS  587
   PUBLICATIONS  595
   WEB SITES  597
   INDEX OF PRIVACY RESOURCES  605

How to Order:

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      https://bookstore.epic.org/

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[2] Privacy & Human Rights 2002
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Privacy & Human Rights 2002: An International Survey of Privacy Laws
and Developments. ISBN: 1893044165. Price: $25.

This annual report by EPIC and Privacy International reviews the state
of privacy in over fifty countries around the world.  It outlines
legal protections for privacy, new challenges, and summarizes
important issues and events relating to privacy and surveillance.  The
2002 edition of Privacy and Human Rights examines the impact of
government proposals after September 11, 2001 on privacy and civil
liberties. The report documents many new anti-terrorism and security
measures and identifies key trends including increased communications
surveillance, weakening of data protection regimes, and increased
profiling and identification of individuals.  The 2002 Privacy and
Human Rights report finds that laws to protect privacy in the
workplace are gaining more support and that efforts to pass new data
protection laws are continuing in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin
America.  Important debates are also taking place around the world
concerning the future of new technologies for identification and
surveillance.

Table of Contents:

   Overview...........................................................1
   Defining Privacy...................................................1
   Models of Privacy Protection.......................................3
   The Right to Privacy...............................................5
   The Evolution of Data Protection...................................8
   Oversight and Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners...........13
   Transborder Data Flows and Data Havens............................14
   Threats to Privacy................................................20
   The Response to September 11, 2001................................20
   Identity Systems..................................................27
   Surveillance of Communications....................................30
   Audio Bugging.....................................................53
   Video Surveillance................................................53
   Satellite Surveillance............................................57
   Electronic Commerce...............................................58
   Public Records and Privacy, Public-Private Ventures...............66
   Digital Rights Management.........................................68
   Authentication and Identity Disclosure............................69
   Spy TV: Interactive Television & "T-Commerce".....................74
   Genetic Privacy...................................................76
   Workplace Privacy.................................................86
   Country Reports...................................................97

Country reports include the following countries:  Argentine Republic,
Commonwealth of Australia, Republic of Austria, Kingdom of Belgium,
Federative Republic of Brazil, Republic of Bulgaria, Canada, Republic
of Chile, People's Republic of China, Czech Republic, Kingdom of
Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Republic of Finland, French Republic,
Federal Republic of Germany, Hellenic Republic (Greece), Special
Administrative Region of Hong Kong, Republic of Hungary, Republic of
Iceland, Republic of India, Republic of Ireland, State of Israel,
Italian Republic, Japan, Jordan, Republic of (South) Korea, Republic
of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Malaysia,
United Mexican States, Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand,
Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Peru, Republic of the Philippenes,
Republic of Poland, Republic of Portugal, Russian Federation, Republic
of San Marino, Republic of Singapore, Slovak Republic, Republic of
Slovenia, Republic of South Africa, Kingdom of Spain, Kingdom of
Sweden, Swiss Confederation (Switzerland), Republic of China (Taiwan),
Kingdom of Thailand, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Ukraine, United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States
of America.

How to Order:

Visit EPIC's secure online order form:

      https://bookstore.epic.org/

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[3] Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws (FOIA) 2002
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Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws (FOIA) 2002. ISBN:
1893044173. Price: $40.

Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws, published by EPIC
and the James Madison Project, is the standard reference work covering
all aspects of the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the
Government in the Sunshine Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee
Act.  Now in its 21st edition, the book is edited by Harry Hammitt of
Access Reports and it draws upon the expertise of practicing attorneys
who are recognized experts in the field. Appendixes include the text
of the relevant acts, and sample pleadings for litigators.  A
comprehensive guide, essential for anyone interested in open access
laws.

      "Deserves a place in the library of everyone who is involved
      in, or thinking about, litigation under the Freedom of
      Information Act."

        - Steve Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists

Table of Contents:

   United States of America.........................................382
   Chapter 1. Overview of the Freedom of Information Act..............1
   Chapter 2. Administrative Process.................................19
   Chapter 3. Exemption 1 -- National Security Information...........35
   Chapter 4. Exemption 2 -- Internal Agency Rules...................55
   Chapter 5. Exemption 3 -- Information Exempted by Other Statutes..67
   Chapter 6. Exemption 4 -- Business Information....................85
   Chapter 7. Reverse FOIA Litigation................................99
   Chapter 8. Exemption 5 -- Inter- and Intra-Agency Memoranda......105
   Chapter 9. Exemption 6 -- Personal Privacy.......................125
   Chapter 10. Exemption 7 -- Law Enforcement Records...............163
   Chapter 11. Exemption 8 -- Records of Financial Institutions.....193
   Chapter 12. Exemption 9 -- Oil Well Data.........................197
   Chapter 13. Agency...............................................199
   Chapter 14. Agency Records.......................................205
   Chapter 15. Segregable Portions..................................219
   Chapter 16. Fees and Fee Waivers.................................223
   Chapter 17. Attorney Fees and Litigation Costs...................239
   Chapter 18. Records Exclusions...................................253
   Chapter 19. The Electronic Freedom of Information Act (EFOIA)
     Amendments of 1996.............................................257
   Chapter 20. Using the FOIA as an Alternative or Adjunct to Civil
     or Criminal Discovery..........................................267
   Chapter 21. Litigation Strategy in FOIA Cases....................273
   Chapter 22. The Privacy Act......................................303
   Chapter 23. Government in the Sunshine Act.......................345
   Chapter 24. Federal Advisory Committee Act.......................361
   Appendix A. The Freedom of Information Act.......................379
   Appendix B. The Privacy Act......................................417
   Appendix C. The Government in the Sunshine Act...................439
   Appendix D. The Federal Advisory Committee Act...................447
   Appendix E. Executive Orders and Regulations.....................457
   Appendix F. Sample Legal Documents...............................485
   Table of Cases...................................................511

How to Order:

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      https://bookstore.epic.org/

Or you can order from the EPIC Bookshelf at Powell's Books:

      http://www.powells.com/features/epic/epic.html

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[4] Package Deal: All 3 books for $100, including shipping!
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[5] EPIC Bookstore
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EPIC publications and other books on privacy, open government, free
expression, crypto and governance can be ordered at:

      EPIC Bookstore
      http://www.epic.org/bookstore/

      "EPIC Bookshelf" at Powell's Books
      http://www.powells.com/features/epic/epic.html

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"The Privacy Law Sourcebook 2002: United States Law, International
Law, and Recent Developments," Marc Rotenberg, editor (EPIC 2002).
Price: $40. http://www.epic.org/bookstore/pls2002/

The "Physicians Desk Reference of the privacy world."  An invaluable
resource for students, attorneys, researchers and journalists who need
an up-to-date collection of U.S. and International privacy law, as
well as a comprehensive listing of privacy resources.

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"Privacy & Human Rights 2002: An International Survey of Privacy Laws
and Developments" (EPIC 2002). Price: $25.
http://www.epic.org/bookstore/phr2002/

This survey, by EPIC and Privacy International, reviews the state of
privacy in over fifty countries around the world.  The survey examines
a wide range of privacy issues including data protection, telephone
tapping, genetic databases, video surveillance, location tracking, ID
systems and freedom of information laws.

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"FOIA 2002: Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws," Harry
Hammitt, David Sobel and Mark Zaid, editors (EPIC 2002). Price: $40.
http://www.epic.org/bookstore/foia2002/

This is the standard reference work covering all aspects of the
Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in the
Sunshine Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act.  The 21st
edition fully updates the manual that lawyers, journalists and
researchers have relied on for more than 25 years.  For those who
litigate open government cases (or need to learn how to litigate
them), this is an essential reference manual.

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"Filters and Freedom 2.0: Free Speech Perspectives on Internet Content
Controls" (EPIC 2001). Price: $20.
http://www.epic.org/bookstore/filters2.0/

A collection of essays, studies, and critiques of Internet content
filtering.  These papers are instrumental in explaining why filtering
threatens free expression.

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"The Consumer Law Sourcebook 2000: Electronic Commerce and the Global
Economy," Sarah Andrews, editor (EPIC 2000). Price: $40.
http://www.epic.org/cls/

The Consumer Law Sourcebook provides a basic set of materials for
consumers, policy makers, practitioners and researchers who are
interested in the emerging field of electronic commerce.  The focus is
on framework legislation that articulates basic rights for consumers
and the basic responsibilities for businesses in the online economy.

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"Cryptography and Liberty 2000: An International Survey of Encryption
Policy," Wayne Madsen and David Banisar, authors (EPIC 2000). Price:
$20. http://www.epic.org/crypto&/

EPIC's third survey of encryption policies around the world.  The
results indicate that the efforts to reduce export controls on strong
encryption products have largely succeeded, although several
governments are gaining new powers to combat the perceived threats of
encryption to law enforcement.

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