EPIC Amicus Curiae Briefs

EPIC frequently files amicus curiae, or "friend of the court", briefs in federal and state appellate cases concerning emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.

We work closely with technical experts and legal scholars, members of the EPIC Advisory Board, on these briefs. EPIC's amicus briefs assist judges in their analyses of novel privacy issues, often involving new technology. Many of these cases are complex and technical. Judges often acknowledge EPIC's briefs in their opinions, and have expressed gratitude for EPIC's participation in important cases. EPIC's decision to participate as amicus in a particular case typically follows an extensive review of matters pending before federal and state courts.

Interested in potential amicus opportunities in pending privacy, civil liberties, and technology cases? Visit the EPIC Amicus Tracker.

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Smith v. Facebook No. 17-16206
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Consumer Privacy

Whether Facebook's tracking of users' visits to medical websites violates California and Federal privacy laws


Smith v. LexisNexis Screening Solutions 15-2329
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit | Consumer Privacy

Concerning the Standard of Care for Data Brokers Providing Employment Background Checks


FTC v. Wyndham 3rd Cir. ___
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Consumer Privacy

Whether the FTC can enforce data security standards under its Section 5 "unfairness" authority


Fraley v. Facebook 9th Cir. ___
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Consumer Privacy

Whether Facebook's proposed settlement of privacy claims arising from "Sponsored Stories" advertisements is fair and sufficient for class members


NCTA v. FCC 555 F.3d 996 (D.C. Cir. 2009)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit | Consumer Privacy

Concerning Privacy of Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI)


Paramount Pictures v. ReplayTV CV 01-09358 FMC
Central District of California | Consumer Privacy

Concerning Electronic Surveillance of TV Usage