Privacy advocacy
November 11, 2007 12:37 PM   Subscribe

Besides the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Online Privacy Alliance, what groups, if any, protect or lobby for the concept of privacy or anonymity in the United States, and how involved are they?
posted by Brian B. to Law & Government (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The ACLU does some of this — see ACLU v. NSA about the wiretapping issue.
posted by electric_counterpoint at 12:45 PM on November 11, 2007

Best answer: Oh, and skim through the links posted in reply to this previous question of mine. My request was a little different in scope from yours, but there's a lot of overlap. See especially EPIC.
posted by electric_counterpoint at 12:49 PM on November 11, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks EC.
posted by Brian B. at 12:53 PM on November 11, 2007

Best answer: EPIC
posted by null terminated at 12:55 PM on November 11, 2007

Best answer: The American Library Association
posted by Rykey at 2:14 PM on November 11, 2007

Oops, I missed electric_counterpoint's answer.
posted by null terminated at 2:18 PM on November 11, 2007

Best answer: This is not direct, but when I was looking for people to get information from when I was getting uppity about having to give my social security number to people, I found the Center for Democracy and Technology not only cared a lot about the idea of privacy but they'd often go on record testifying about privacy and technological changes/implications.

The ALA cares a great deal about the privacy of library records in the US and spends a lot of time supporting people's rights to privacy in that regard, even when it's somewhat unpalatable -- like when cops show up at the library wanting to take computers that criminals may have used and the librarians say "come back with a search warrant" ALA supports that. They spend money actively lobbying and the Library Bill of Rights and the ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual are very clear on the fact that they consider privacy one of the ultimate values of librarianship.

CDT on privacy
ALA on creating a privacy policy at your library
posted by jessamyn at 2:32 PM on November 11, 2007

Best answer: The Health Privacy Project works on, well, health privacy, including medical records.
posted by gingerbeer at 5:28 PM on November 11, 2007

Best answer: was created in August 1996 to represent the interests of people under 18 in the debate over freedom of speech on the Internet
posted by enfa at 9:41 PM on November 11, 2007

Best answer: Privacy International.
posted by scalefree at 5:13 AM on November 12, 2007

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