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: Location Privacy

State v. Earls 70 A.3d 630 (2013)
New Jersey Supreme Court | Location Privacy

Whether the government can constitutionally obtain and use locational information from a defendant's cell phone provider to track a suspect's location without a warrant under the Fourth Amendment


In re US Application for CSLI 724 F.3d 600 (5th Cir. 2013)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit | Location Privacy

Concerning the Constitutionality of the Government's Request for Historical "Cell-Site Location Information" Under Section 2703(d) of the Stored Communications Act