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EPIC Privacy Threat Index

Activism: Privacy

See also: Cyber Rights, Cypherpunks, Ban Spam and Big Brother

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated..."
- the Fourth Ammendment to the U.S. Constitution
Cypherpunks! if you want to write code, go to
* Americans for Computer Privacy (ACP)
The ACP is focused on educating the public and lawmakers on the encryption issue. "Your privacy is at stake!"
* Association for Computing Machinery (USACM) Privacy Page
* CDT Guide to Online Privacy
SNOOPER 2.0 - Who's Watching You and What are You Telling Them?
* Crypto
"No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."
    - Universal Declaration of Human Rights
* Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
EFF privacy archive
* Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
EPIC privacy archive
EPIC online privacy tools
EPIC reports on profiling and Total Information Awareness
* Encryption, Privacy and Security Resource Page
Encryption technology is the key to the future of the information revolution.
* Online Privacy Alliance
"The Online Privacy Alliance is a diverse group of corporations and associations who have come together to introduce and promote business-wide actions that create an environment of trust and foster the protection of individuals' privacy online."
Privacilla takes a free-market liberal (or libertarian) stance toward privacy issues.
* The Privacy Journal
What is privacy? The right of individuals to control the collection and use of personal information about themselves
*, which hosts
Privacy International
Formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance by governments and corporations, PI helps to raise awareness about the dangers of ID card systems, military surveillance, data matching, police information systems, and credit reporting.
* Privacy, Profiling & Commerce Protocols from the W3C
Note especially the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P)
Also, check out the OpenPrivacy Bibliography
* Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
See also their excellent links and legal resources
* The Coming Jurisdictional Swamp of Global Internetworking by Douglas Barnes
(Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Anonymity)
* Privacy Protection: Time to Think and Act Locally [PDF]
From Release 1.0 (April 1998) by Esther Dyson
* The PRIVACY Forum
The PRIVACY Forum includes a moderated digest for the discussion and analysis of issues relating to the general topic of privacy (both personal and collective) in the "information age" of the 1990's and beyond.
* Security And Freedom through Encryption (SAFE)
SAFE's goal is to raise awareness for the importance of encryption technology to enhance privacy and security on the global information infrastructure, and the problems posed by the current US approach to cryptography policy
* Webveil
the pragmatic Web surfer's guide to Internet privacy.
* Wired's Clipper Archive (old but still useful)
and index of privacy resources
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