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: Informational Privacy

In re: OPM Data Security Breach Litigation 17-5232
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit | Informational Privacy

Whether the government's failure to safeguard sensitive personal data from a breach, and the resulting disclosure of that personal data, violated individuals' constitutional right to informational privacy and caused a cognizable injury under Article III


Doe v. Luzerne County 660 F.3d 169 (3rd Cir. 2011)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Informational Privacy

Concerning the right of public employees to remain free from surreptitious video surveillance while undressed as they shower at their workplace


NASA v. Nelson 562 U.S. 134 (2011)
Supreme Court | Informational Privacy

Concerning Informational Privacy for Federal Contract Employees


Smith v. Doe 538 U. S. 84 (2003)
Supreme Court | Informational Privacy

Concerning Megan's Law