Civil liberties group cancels Amazon partnership
EPIC is based in Washington DC and was established "to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values". It was one of the first Amazon "affiliates" and offered its back catalogue of books on privacy, free speech, cryptography and open government for sale.
However, the letter goes on to say: "Recently Amazon announced that it could no longer guarantee that it would not disclose customer information to third parties. Because of this decision, and in the absence of legal or technical means to assure privacy for Amazon customers, we have decided that we can no longer continue our relationship with Amazon.
"Over the next several weeks we will take steps to sever our ties with Amazon. This will mean finding a new way to distribute our publications and other publications on privacy, free speech, and related topics. In the interim, you can continue to order all of EPIC's publications directly from us."