The EFF is a political action group that puts out interesting information on the issues of free speech, privacy, fair use, and transparency on the Internet. Good site for keeping up with the latest political, legal and ethical issues in this area.
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
This newly formed academic center at IIT's own Kent Law School promotes interdisciplinary research into privacy and information security issues raised by developing information technologies. See site for information on past and upcoming speakers and events on these topics.
This organization's aim is to investigate, expose and analyze Internet filtering and surveillance practices in a credible and non-partisan fashion. Includes a number of country profiles in their research section.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.