Focusing public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.

EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.

We maintain one of the most extensive web sites on privacy and free speech issues on the Internet. We litigate Freedom of Information Act, First Amendment, and privacy cases. We publish several of the leading books on open government and privacy. We train law school students about the Internet and the public interest. We testify frequently before Congress about emerging civil liberties issues. We publish an excellent online newsletter. We also help organize important privacy campaigns.

EPIC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We have no clients, no customers, and no shareholders.

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