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EPIC Urges House Oversight Committee to Investigate FBI's Use of Facial Recognition

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Intimate Privacy Protection Act Reintroduced in Congress

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EPIC v. DOJ: Seeking the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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