Electronic Privacy Information Center
The Electronic Privacy Information Center ("EPIC") is an independent non-profit research center in Washington, DC. EPIC's mission is to focus public attention on emerging privacy and related human rights issues. EPIC works to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values, and to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet. EPIC pursues a wide range of program activities including public education, litigation, and advocacy. EPIC routinely files amicus briefs in federal courts, pursues open government cases, defends consumer privacy, organizes conferences for NGOs, and speaks before Congress and judicial organizations about emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
Through Wikipedia and our sister projects, the Wikimedia Foundation is empowering people around the world to collect and develop knowledge under a free license, and to disseminate that knowledge effectively and globally. In collaboration with a network of Wikimedia affiliates the Foundation provides the essential infrastructure and an organizational framework for the support and development of projects and initiatives that serve this mission.
Electronic Frontier Foundation Inc
The Corporation was formed to perform the following activies:1) To educate the general public regarding new forms of technology including, but not limited to, digital, computing and communications technology;2) To educate the general public and foster discussion and public policy analysis regarding the relationship between technology and society;3) To educate the general public and foster discussion and public policy analysis regarding the legal and social issues raised by existing and new technology;4) To conduct scientific research in the public interest to develop and expand existing technology in order to make existing advances in digital, computing and communications technology more accessible to the general public, and to make the results of such research available to the public on a non-discriminatory basis; and 5) To conduct litigation in the public interest in order to preserve and protect the human and civil rights of those using or involved with technology, including, but no
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc.
Founded in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-issue, 1.5 million+ member public interest organization devoted to protecting the civil liberties of all people in the United States. Recognized as the nation's premier public interest law firm, the ACLU works daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The ACLU Foundation is the 501 (c)(3) arm of the organization.
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.