Privacy International

In Privacy on 01/24/2013 at 00:26

Privacy International‘s mission is to defend the right to privacy across the world, and to fight unlawful surveillance and other intrusions into private life by governments and corporations.

Our vision is a world in which privacy is protected by governments, respected by corporations and cherished by individuals. We believe that technological developments should strengthen, rather than undermine, the right to a private life, and that everyone’s personal information and communications must be carefully safeguarded, regardless of nationality, religion, personal or economic status.

We aim to:
research and raise awareness about threats to privacy
monitor and report on surveillance methods and tactics
work at national and international levels to ensure strong legal protections for privacy
seek ways to protect privacy through the use of technology

Privacy International was founded in 1990 and was the first organisation to campaign at an international level on privacy issues.

We have advised and reported to international organisations like the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the UN Refugee Agency.

Our Advisory Board spans 47 countries.

Privacy International is registered in the UK as a charity (No. 1147471).


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