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EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. EPIC is a project of the Fund for Constitutional Government. EPIC works in association with Privacy International, an international human rights group based in London, UK and is also a member of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign, the Internet Free Expression Alliance, the Internet Privacy Coalition, and the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD).
"The issues surrounding information privacy and security on the Internet can be confusing even for advanced web users. The Privacy Center is your information source for the latest in consumer privacy protection and privacy related resources."
What information is gathered when you surf the Web?Do web sites capture information about you without your knowledge? Are Internet 'cookies' violating your privacy or do they make surfing easier?
Do information gathering techniques make it easier and more convenient for you to use the Internet or does it violate your privacy? Are children vulnerable to privacy invasions when using the Internet? These and other Internet privacy questions are covered
"Unsolicited email ("spam") forces unwanted and objectionable materials into our mailboxes, impairs our ability to communicate freely, and costs Internet users billions of dollars annually.
"The SpamCon Foundation protects email as a viable communication and commerce medium by supporting measures to reduce the amount of unsolicited email that crosses private networks, while ensuring that valid email reaches its destination."
The documents listed on this page are part of the Commerce Department's work to develop a "safe harbor" that would help U.S. organizations comply with the European Union's Directive on Data Protection.
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