Privacy Report Card for the Obama Administration

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Amy E. Ferrer, Associate Director
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
media@bordc.org
(413) 582-0110

Gerald Tan, Administrative Coordinator
Electronic Privacy Information Center
admin@epic.org
(202) 483-1140 x119

Privacy Report Card for the Obama Administration

WASHINGTON - EPIC and the Privacy Coalition
will release the Privacy Report Card for the Obama Administration at
the National Press Club on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. 

  • The
    National Press Club is located at 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
    The event will be held in the First Amendment Lounge.
  • Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
  • There
    will be a teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT for journalists unable to
    attend the National Press Club event. Contact Gerald Tan for details.

At the event, the results of the Privacy Report Card survey
will be announced. A team of privacy experts will also discuss the
administration's performance on several critical privacy issues,
including consumer privacy, medical privacy, civil liberties, and
cyber-security. Speakers include:

  • Chip Pitts, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
  • Lillie Coney, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
  • Susan Grant, National Consumers League
  • Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG
  • Michael Ostrolenk, Liberty Coalition

The Electronic Privacy Information Center
(EPIC) is the nation's leading privacy research and advocacy
organization. The Privacy Coalition is a nonpartisan coalition of
consumer, civil liberties, educational, family, library, labor, and
technology organizations, established in 1995.
Formed in 2001, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee
is a national organization defending constitutional rights and civil
liberties violated by “war on terror” policies. BORDC’s mission is to
promote, organize, and support a diverse, effective, national
grassroots movement to restore and protect civil rights and liberties
guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

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BORDC's mission is to promote, organize, and support a diverse, effective, national grassroots movement to restore and protect civil rights and liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Our purpose is to educate people about the significance of those rights in our lives; to encourage widespread civic participation; and to cultivate and share the organizing tools and strategies needed for people to convert their concern, outrage, and fear into debate and action to restore Bill of Rights protections.

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