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EPIC Honors Sen. Al Franken, the Honorable Judge Kozinski, Dana Priest, Whitfield Diffie, and Willis Ware

At the 2012 EPIC Champion of Freedom Dinner, Senator Al Franken, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, and Washington Post reporter Dana Priest received the EPIC awards for the defense of civil liberties and human rights, and for raising public awareness of new challenges to privacy. Senator Franken pursued meaningful legislation on emerging privacy issues, including a bill to protect location privacy. Chief Judge Kozinski of the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has worked to defend libery in an era of rapidly changing technology. Dana Priest's investigative series "Top Secret America," with William Arkin, exposed the exponential post-9/11 growth of the United States intelligence community. Whitfield Diffie and Willis Ware were presented with EPIC lifetime achievement awards Slate's Dahlia Lithwick hosted the event in Washington, D.C., and technologist Bruce Schenier and Supreme Court litigator Paul Wolfson made guest appearances. For more information, see 2012 EPIC Champion of Freedom Awards Dinner.

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