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For Immediate Release


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

Gerald Tan,
Administrative Coordinator
Electronic Privacy Information Center
(202) 483-1140 x119

Press Release

Privacy Report Card for the Obama Administration


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.


Defending Rights & Dissent strengthens our participatory democracy by protecting the right to political expression.  

About the merger of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Defending Dissent Foundation

In 2015, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) and the Defending Dissent Foundation agreed to merge to place both organizations and their respective supporters in an even stronger position to help restore constitutional rights eroded by executive agencies.

While BORDC was established to fight the PATRIOT Act in the wake of its passage under the Bush administration, DDF was founded

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