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.

Search results for: Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Jennings v. Broome U.S. Cert., 2012
Supreme Court | Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Concerning the Scope of Protections for Stored E-mail Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act


Ben Joffe v. Google 9th Cir. ___
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Concerning Google's Civil Liability Under The Wiretap Act For Interception of Wi-Fi Payload Data


In re Google Street View 794 F. Supp. 2d 1067
Northern District of CA | Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Concerning Google's Civil Liability Under The Wiretap Act For Interception of Wi-Fi Payload Data


Bunnell v. MPAA 567 F.Supp.2d 1148 (2008)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Whether the Wiretap Act protects e-mail messages in circumstances when the messages are briefly stored while they pass through mail servers.


United States v. Councilman 03-1383
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit | Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Concerning whether email can be "intercepted" in violation of federal wiretap law while it is temporarily stored on an email server