EPIC: Privacy should be central election issue

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a group that advocates for stronger online privacy regulations, will launch a campaign Wednesday to make privacy a central issue in the elections.

EPIC says its wants to put privacy, consumer protection and civil liberties "at the forefront of the election agenda. We aim to raise awareness among candidates from all parties and educate voters...this election cycle."

The Privacy 2010 Campaign will launch a website to help voters figure out where candidates stand on the issues EPIC finds critical.

Marc Rotenberg of EPIC and Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy will help launch the campaign on Wednesday. 

The public is invited: Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave., NE, Washington D.C., 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.