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Causes: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, International, International Human Rights, Technology

Mission: Epic is a public interest research center in washington, d. C. Epic was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the first amendment, and constitutional values.

Programs: Epic general program: public interest research dedicated to the protection of privacy, government oversight and civil liberties in the information age. Publishes books, organizes conferences, maintains epic. Org and privacy. Org, two of the most popular privacy web sites in the world.

epic open government project: promotes government transparency, pursues freedom of information act litigation, publishes leading open government manual and trains law students.

epic internet public interest opportunities program: an intensive internship for qualified students and recent graduates with an emphasis on law, public policy, and technology.

epic public voice project: promotes civil society participation in decisions concerning the future of the internet.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with EPIC for many years. Every year I contribute to it both financially and in-kind, with my expertise in ethics and technology. It is one of the most principled and effective advocacy organizations of its kind. It fulfills its mission with integrity and world-class expertise. Join me in supporting an organization working on emerging privacy issues for the benefit of mankind.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have long been impressed with the expertise and integrity that EPIC brings to privacy and open governance issues. The modest staff punches well above its weight with leading publications in the field, amici briefs in major privacy cases, and FOIA and other suits of its own. They are the leading organization, I believe, in sorting out the privacy issues in cutting edge issues, particularly those involving new technologies. Their actions in the drone, airport scanning, and IT areas, particularly lead the country in identifying ways that these technologies could impact personal privacy. It is also a leader in global activities, e.g., with OECD and other international venues.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I continue to be amazed by the outstanding work that EPIC does on privacy, one of the most important issues in our country today. Top tier policy analysis. Impactful cases. Powerful media and Internet presence. Brilliant campaigns. Clear focus on mission. Dedicated and determined. High ethical standards. EPIC is one of the most effective NGOs in its field. And for its size, maybe one of the most effective NGOs in the country. Keep up the great work!