EPIC Amicus Curiae Briefs

EPIC frequently files amicus curiae, or "friend of the court", briefs in federal and state appellate cases concerning emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.

We work closely with technical experts and legal scholars, members of the EPIC Advisory Board, on these briefs. EPIC's amicus briefs assist judges in their analyses of novel privacy issues, often involving new technology. Many of these cases are complex and technical. Judges often acknowledge EPIC's briefs in their opinions, and have expressed gratitude for EPIC's participation in important cases. EPIC's decision to participate as amicus in a particular case typically follows an extensive review of matters pending before federal and state courts.

Interested in potential amicus opportunities in pending privacy, civil liberties, and technology cases? Visit the EPIC Amicus Tracker.

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Alabama v. Department of Commerce No. 21-211
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama | Census

Whether the Census Bureau's use of differential privacy to protect the confidentiality of 2020 Census responses is consistent with the Census Act and the Administrative Procedure Act


Department of Commerce v. New York 139 S.Ct. 2551
Supreme Court | Census

Whether the Department of Commerce and Census Bureau violated the Administrative Procedure Act when it added a citizenship question to the 2020 Census


New York, et al. v. Department of Commerce, et al. (2020 Census Case) 339 F.Supp.3d 144
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York | Census

Whether the Department of Commerce and Census Bureau violated the Administrative Procedure Act when it added a citizenship question to the 2020 Census