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EPIC Pursues Lawsuit about Secret Government Profiling Program

EPIC has filed a reply brief in federal court, rebutting the government's claim that it can withhold information about automated profiling. In EPIC v. CBP, a Freedom of Information Act case, EPIC seeks documents about the "Analytical Framework for Intelligence," which incorporates personal information from government agencies, commercial data brokers, and the Internet. The agency then uses secret, analytic tools to assign "risk assessments" to travelers, including U.S. citizens traveling solely within the United States. EPIC submitted a FOIA request in 2014 for documents relating the framework. EPIC has called for "algorithmic transparency" in automated decisions concerning individuals.

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