• EPIC 2015 Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner

    EPIC's Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner 2015

    Join EPIC on June 1, 2015 as we honor this year's Champions of Freedom.

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  • Tim Cook

    EPIC's Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner 2015

    Join EPIC on June 1, 2015 as we honor this year's Champions of Freedom, including Tim Cook.

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  • Richard Clarke

    EPIC's Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner 2015

    Join EPIC on June 1, 2015 as we honor this year's Champions of Freedom, including Richard A. Clarke.

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  • Kamala Harris

    EPIC's Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner 2015

    Join EPIC on June 1, 2015 as we honor this year's Champions of Freedom, including California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

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  • Susan Linn

    EPIC's Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner 2015

    Join EPIC on June 1, 2015 as we honor this year's Champions of Freedom, including Susan Linn of Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood.

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  • Bruce Schneier

    EPIC's Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner 2015

    Join EPIC on June 1, 2015 as we honor this year's Champions of Freedom, hosted by Bruce Schneier and Hilary Rosen.

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  • Hilary Rosen

    EPIC's Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner 2015

    Join EPIC on June 1, 2015 as we honor this year's Champions of Freedom, hosted by Hilary Rosen and Bruce Schneier.

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  • EPIC Cloud 2015

    EPIC 2015

    EPIC is on the front lines of the major privacy and civil liberties debates. In 2015, EPIC has important work to do on algorithmic transparency, student privacy, and government surveillace, among many other issues. Please donate to EPIC today to help us continue this important work.

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Top News

Tim Cook Backs Privacy, Crypto, Freedom at EPIC Awards Dinner

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an impassioned speech at the 2015 EPIC Champions of Freedom Award dinner. Cook said the erosion of privacy represents a threat to the American way of life. "We believe that people have a fundamental right to privacy. The American people demands it, the constitution demands it, morality demands it." Cook also opposed government efforts to weaken encryption. "So let me be crystal clear -- weakening encryption, or taking it away, harms good people that are using it for the right reasons. And ultimately, I believe it has a chilling effect on our First Amendment rights and undermines our country's founding principles." Tim Cook is the first business leader to receive the Award from EPIC. [Photo]


Senator Markey Speaks at EPIC Book Event

Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) appeared today at the Fund for Constitutional Government to support the release of EPIC's new anthology, "Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions" and Bruce Schneier's NY Times bestseller "Data and Goliath." Senator Markey discussed his efforts to establish new safeguards for student privacy and to limit drone surveillance. [Photo]


Senate Passes FREEDOM Act, Ends NSA Bulk Collection

The Senate has passed the USA FREEDOM Act, sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Mike Lee (R-TX). The Act, which the President is expected to sign, ends the NSA bulk collection of domestic telephone records and establishes new transparency and accountability rules for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. In 2012, EPIC testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the need to reform the Surveillance Court. In 2013, EPIC filed a petition in the Supreme Court, In re EPIC, arguing that the NSA program was unlawful. In 2014, EPIC and a broad coalition urged the President to end the NSA surveillance program.


Senate to Debate End of PATRIOT Act »

UN Report Champions Encryption and Anonymity »

White House Begins Shutdown of Bulk Collection Program »

Florida Blocks Public Access to Police Body Camera Footage »

Justice Department Releases Drone Privacy Guidance »

Inspector General Warns: Significant Oversight of Section 215 Required »

EPIC news Archive »

Our Work

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Open Government »

EPIC v. DOJ: Uncovering Government Surveillance Reports

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Appellate Advocacy »

City of Los Angeles v. Patel: Does a warrantless search of hotel guest registries violate the 4th Amendment?

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EPIC State Policy Project »

EPIC's State Policy project, launched in the Spring of 2015, aims to track legislation across the country to identify trends and emerging issues impacting privacy and civil liberties.

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Privacy Campaigns »

EPIC recently launched a project on algorithmic transparency, urging companies to show us the code that makes judgements about us.