Electronic Privacy Information Center

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), according to its web site, is "a public interest research center in Washington, D.C." established in 1994 "to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values." EPIC publishes an both an e-mail and online newsletter on civil liberties in the information age called the EPIC Alert. It also publishes reports and books about privacy, open government, free speech, and other important topics related to civil liberties. EPIC claims to "have no clients, no customers, and no shareholders."[1]

Board of Directors

Accessed January 2009: [1]


Also see Electronic Privacy Information Center: Advisory Board

Funders [2]

Major grants to support the work of EPIC have been received from: Arca Foundation, Bauman Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Counterpane Systems, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Earthlink, Ford Foundation, Fund for Constitutional Government, HKH Foundation, W.K. Kellog Foundation, Irving Kohn Foundation, Albert List Foundation, Lutz Foundation Trust, Markle Foundation, Metromail Cy Pres Fund, Norman Foundation, Omidyar Network, Open Society Institute, Quixote Foundation, Red Hat Center, Rockefeller Family Fund, Rose Foundation, Glushko-Samuelson Foundation, Scherman Foundation, Simons Foundation, Sun Hill Foundation, Sun Microsystems, Trio Foundation of St. Louis, Working Assets, Zero Knowledge Systems

Additional support is provided by contributions from individual donors, attorneys fees, cy pres funds, and the sale of publications.


Electronic Privacy Information Center
1718 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
tel: +1 202 483 1140
fax: +1 202 483 1248
Website: EPIC.org

Resources and articles

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  1. Directors, Electronic Privacy Information Center, accessed January 10, 2009.
  2. 2005-2006 Annual Report, Electronic Privacy Information Center, accessed January 10, 2009.