Other organizations working on privacy

There are a number of organizations doing invaluable work on privacy in the 21st century. We encourage you to explore the resources provided by our colleagues (list non-exhaustive):

Not-For-Profit Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union – Internet Privacy

The things we do and say online leave behind ever-growing trails of personal information. With every click, we entrust our conversations, emails, photos, location information and much more to companies like Facebook, Google and Yahoo. But what happens when the government asks these companies to hand over their users’ private information?

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.

Electronic Privacy Information Center

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.

Future of Privacy Forum

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a Washington, DC based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices.

International Association of Privacy Professionals

More than just a professional association, the IAPP provides a home for privacy professionals around the world to gather, share experiences and enrich their knowledge.

National Cyber-Security Alliance – Stay Safe Online

NCSA’s mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.

Privacy.org

Privacy.Org is the site for daily news, information, and initiatives on privacy. This web page is a joint project of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Privacy International.

Privacy Foundation – University of Denver Sturm College of Law

The Foundation conducts research and educates both practitioners of the legal profession and the general public about technologies that affect personal privacy when improperly implemented.

Privacy International

Privacy International is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance by governments and corporations. PI is based in London, England, and has an office in Washington, D.C. PI has conducted campaigns throughout the world on issues ranging from wiretapping and national security activities, to ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, police information systems, and medical privacy.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a California nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status whose mission is to engage, educate and empower individuals to protect their privacy.

World Privacy Forum

The World Privacy Forum is dedicated to reimagining privacy in a digital era through groundbreaking, in-depth privacy research, analysis, and consumer education of the highest quality. Our vision is to empower people with the knowledge, rights, and tools they need to protect their privacy and shape their digital lives.

 

Government Entities

Federal Trade Commission – Protecting Consumer Privacy

The FTC has been the chief federal agency on privacy policy and enforcement since the 1970s, when it began enforcing one of the first federal privacy laws – the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Since then, rapid changes in technology have raised new privacy challenges, but the FTC’s overall approach has been consistent: The agency uses law enforcement, policy initiatives, and consumer and business education to protect consumers’ personal information and ensure that they have the confidence to take advantage of the many benefits of the ever-changing marketplace.

State of California Department of Justice – Privacy Enforcement and Protection

Maintained by the California Attorney General’s Office.

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Independent, bipartisan agency within the executive branch. Its mission is to review and analyze actions the executive branch takes to protect the Nation from terrorism, ensuring the need for such actions is balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties, and to ensure that liberty concerns are appropriately considered in the development and implementation of laws, regulations, and policies related to efforts to protect the Nation against terrorism.

Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

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