ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER
1718 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20009 USA
The Electronic Privacy
EPIC Annual Report 2007–2008
M I S S I O N & P R O G R A M S
THE ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER 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,
freedom of expression and constitutional values in the information age.
EPIC pursues a wide range of activities, including policy research, public
education,conferences, litigation, publications, and advocacy.
EPIC is incorporated in Washington, D.C. and tax-exempt under IRS section
501(c)(3). EPIC receives support from individual contributors, private
foundations, the sale of publications, and legal awards. Contributions to
EPIC are tax-deductible.
EPIC maintains two of the world’s most popular privacy sites—epic.org—
and privacy.org—and publishes the online EPIC Alert every two weeks with
information about emerging civil liberties issues. EPIC also publishes Privacy
and Human Rights, Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws,
Filters and Freedom, the Privacy Law Sourcebook, and The Consumer Law
Sourcebook. EPIC litigates high-profile privacy, First Amendment, and
Freedom of Information Act cases. EPIC advocates in the public interest
for strong privacy safeguards.
EPIC works in support of several NGO coalitions, including Privacy International
(privacyinternational.org), the Internet Free Expression Alliance (ifea.net),
the Global Internet Liberty Campaign (gilc.org), the Internet Democracy Project
(internetdemocracy.org), and the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (tacd.org).
EPIC maintains the Privacy Site (privacy.org) and coordinates the Public Voice
coalition (thepublicvoice.org), the Privacy Coalition (privacycoalition.org),
the In Defense of Freedom coalition (indefenseoffreedom.org), and the
National Committee on Voting Integrity (vot