Definition

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a non-profit public interest research organization for the promotion of privacy and civil liberties, constitutional values and free speech in the information age.

EPIC brings public awareness to current issues surrounding individual rights in relation to privacy, open government, Facebook policy, National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance and many other subjects. The organization’s website features articles, reports and events organized around hot policy issues. The donation-based site also offers books for sale.

David Banisar, Marc Rotenberg, and David Sobel founded EPIC in 1994. The organization is based in Washington D.C.

This was last updated in September 2013
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