Reps. Chaffetz and Holt, Susie Castillo, and Wall Street Journal Receive EPIC Champion of Freedom Awards
At the 2011 EPIC awards dinner, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ), The Wall Street Journal, and TV actress and former Miss USA, Susie Castillo received the EPIC awards for the defense of civil liberties and human rights, and for raising public awareness of new challenges to privacy. Rep. Chaffetz pursued meaningful oversight of the TSA and helped strengthen the FOIA. Rep. Holt is a leading champion for Patriot Act reform. The Wall Street Journal's investigative series "What They Know" exposed how the world's most popular web sites secretly track and monitor consumers' online behavior. Jeffrey Rosen danah boyd cohosted the event in Washington, D.C. Ralph Nader presented the EPIC Citizen Activist award to Susie Castillo, a leading advocate for the dignity of air travelers. For more information, see EPIC Champion of Freedom Awards Dinner.