Privacy Experts

Privacy is a hard concept to understand, especially since it is a concept that is constantly being challenged by the creation and integration of new technologies into our societal framework. Thank God for privacy experts. The following groups are probably the most credible and informed sources on all things privacy. I highly recommend visiting their sites if you are interested in more in-depth information.

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"EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus on public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values" (excerpt from the EPIC site)

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"EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fight--and win--more cases" (excerpt from the EFF site)

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"CPSR is a global organization promoting the responsible use of computer technology. Founded in 1981, CPSR educates policymakers and the public on a wide range of issues. CPSR has incubated numerous projects such as Privaterra, the Public Sphere Project, EPIC (the Electronic Privacy Information Center), the 21st Century Project, the Civil Society Project, and the CFP (Computers, Freedom and Privacy) Conference. Originally founded by U.S. computer scientists, CPSR now has members in 26 countries on six continents" (excerpt from