Electronic Privacy Information Center

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a public interest research group in Washington, D.C. EPIC was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values in the information age. EPIC pursues activities including privacy research, public education, conferences, litigation, publications, and advocacy.EPIC maintains web sites (epic.org and privacy.org) and publishes the online EPIC Alert every two weeks on privacy and civil liberties issues.
Posts about Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • What Will Facebook Privacy Be Like in 2025?

    … efforts will not be made to provide more secure privacy. Certainly, Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, etc., will make every effort to make their customers believe they are trustworthy stewards of privacy. Futurist, consultant and industry analyst Laurie Orlov: The year 2025 is only a decade away, and even as outcry about privacy invasion gets…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Google- 18 readers -
  • No More Promiscuous Newsfeed Experimentation, Facebook Lays Out Research Guidelines

    This summer many Facebook users were appalled that the social networking behemoth had performed psychological research just a few years earlier. The research lead to formal complaints from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and an outcry from users. The uproar didn’t go unnoticed as today Facebook has released a new framework for research that will cover all int ...

    Greg Finn/ Marketing Land- 17 readers -
  • Facebook To Provide Nielsen With Aggregated, Anonymized Data On TV Viewers

    … Facebook will begin sending anonymized information on the ages and genders of viewers of specific television shows to ratings-measurement outfit Nielsen this fall, the Los Angeles Times reported. The two companies told the Times the information Nielsen sends to the social network will be in the form of numerical codes, meaning that Facebook won't…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 21 readers -