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Quintessenz (German for "quintessence") is a civil liberties advocacy organization based in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria.

Founded in 1994, Quintessenz works on Internet and on-line liberty issues in co-operation with other civil liberties advocates around the world.

In 1999 Erich Moechel represented Quintessenz as a speaker at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy 99 Conference in Washington DC. [1]

Quintessenz is a co-organizer of the Austrian version of the Big Brother Awards and a member of European Digital Rights.


  1. ^ McCullagh, Declan (7 April 1999). "Big Brother Taps the Bitstream". Wired News. Archived from the original on May 8, 1999. Retrieved 24 Jul 2014.

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