Ms. Lillie Coney

 

     

Lillie Coney is associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a public-interest research organization in Washington, DC. EPIC was established to focus public attention on civil liberties issues. Coney joined EPIC in 2004 to head up the organization's voting and privacy project. She was named associate director in 2005. Coney's work at EPIC includes coalition development and civil rights in the digital information age. She serves as the coordinator for the Privacy Coalition, an EPIC project, which has more than 40 organizations and affiliates representing a broad political spectrum committed to freedom and privacy rights.

Her work encompasses original research and writing on topics that impact privacy rights and civic participation. She has coordinated several major internet privacy advocacy campaigns, most notably the "Stop REAL ID Campaign," "Stop Digital Strip Searches" and coalition work on Smart Grid Privacy efforts. In 2009, she was appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the US Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors. She has written and spoken extensively on the subject of voting technology and privacy. She received a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration from Lamar University. In June 2011 Coney will be co-chairing the Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference Washington DC.