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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Eichenberger v. ESPN 15-35449
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Standing

Whether ESPN's tracking of video viewing habits of streaming users violates the Video Privacy Protection Act and whether consumers whose VPPA rights have been violated can establish Article III standing to sue in federal court


Attias v. Carefirst, Inc 16-7108
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit | Standing

Concerning Whether Victims of Data Breaches Must Suffer Certainly Impending or Actual Concrete Harms (i.e., Damages) In Order to Sue


Gubala v. Time Warner Cable 16-2613
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Standing

Whether consumers can sue for violations of the Cable Communications Policy Act


Cahen v. Toyota Motor Corporation 16-15496
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Standing

Whether drivers can sue for privacy and security vulnerabilities in connected cars


In re SuperValu Customer Data Security Breach Litigation 16-2378
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Standing

Concerning Whether Victims of Data Breaches Must Suffer Certainly Impending or Actual Concrete Harms (i.e., Damages) In Order to Sue


Storm v. Paytime, Inc. No. 15-3690
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Standing

Concerning Whether Victims of Data Breaches Must Suffer Identity Theft or Financial Fraud In Order to Sue


Spokeo, Inc v. Robins U.S. ___
Supreme Court | Standing

Whether courts have jurisdiction to review cases brought by individuals based on violations of their federal privacy rights


Clapper v. Amnesty Int'l USA 568 U. S. ___ (2013)
Supreme Court | Standing

Concerning the Standing of Public Interest Organizations, Journalists, and Lawyers to Challenge the Constitutionality of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008


First American v. Edwards 567 U. S. ___ (2012)
Supreme Court | Standing

Concerning Standing and Liquidated Damages for Federal Statutory Rights