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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit in Washington, DC. EPIC's mission is to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.

Donation FAQ

Q: Why should I contribute to EPIC?
A: EPIC is on the front lines of the major privacy and civil liberties debates. EPIC is an effective and innovative advocate for the public interest. EPIC builds on a strong reputation of success. EPIC has expertise in law, technology, and public policy. EPIC spends modestly but has an impact greater than much larger organizations. We accept no funding from corporations or the government. We rely on support from foundations and individual donors to pursue our programs.

Q: What is EPIC's mission?
A: EPIC works to protect privacy, freedom of expression, democratic values, and to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet.

Q: Is my contribution to EPIC tax-deductible?
A: Yes! EPIC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible (our tax ID # is 52-2225921).

Q: Will you disclose my name and address to others?
A: Absolutely not. EPIC does not rent, loan, trade, release or otherwise make available the names of its individual contributors.

Q: What does EPIC do with the contributions it receives?
A: We maintain one of the most extensive web sites on privacy and free speech issues on the Internet. We litigate Freedom of Information Act, First Amendment, and privacy cases. We publish several of the leading books on open government and privacy. We train law school students about the Internet and the public interest. We testify frequently before Congress about emerging civil liberties issues. We publish an excellent online newsletter. We also help organize important privacy campaigns.

Q: Can I send you a check?
A: Yes. Many of our contributors send personal checks. Checks should be made payable to "EPIC" and sent to EPIC, 1718 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20009.

Q: Can I wire money to EPIC?
A: Yes. Please contact us for details at 202-483-1140 x119

Q: Does EPIC accept cy pres funds?
A: Yes. EPIC satisfies the two key requirements for a distribution of cy pres funds in consumer privacy cases: EPIC is both aligned with the interests of class members and advances the aims of the underlying litigation. Visit for more information.