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Want more information? Check out these helpful links…
Electronic Frontier Foundation (http://www.eff.org/) – a civil liberties organization working to protect your rights online.
Electronic Privacy Information Center (http://www.epic.org/) – established to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure.
Privacy Issues Page (http://www.cdt.org/) – from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).
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