The privacy rights organizations listed here work to help protect personal and data privacy through advocacy and/or legislative means. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know who else should be added to this list.
Center for Democracy & Technology
The Center for Democracy & Technology is a nonprofit organization that works to preserve the user-controlled nature of the internet and champion freedom of expression, and advocates for stronger legal controls on government surveillance. It supports laws, corporate policies, and technology tools that protect the privacy of internet users.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a public interest research center focused on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues, and protecting privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values in the information age. The organization routinely files amicus briefs in federal courts, pursues open government cases, defends consumer privacy, organizes conferences for NGOs, and speaks before Congress and judicial organizations about emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.
Future of Privacy Forum
Future of Privacy Forum is a nonprofit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. It brings together industry, academics, consumer advocates, and other thought leaders to explore the challenges posed by technological innovation and develop privacy protections, ethical norms, and workable business practices.
Privacy International is a charity that focuses on promoting the human right of privacy throughout the world. It doesn’t accept any industry funding and has a strict policy for accepting grants in order to maintain its ability to criticize state actors and others who abuse people’s privacy and freedom.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a nonprofit organization focused on protecting individuals’ privacy. Its online services include a Complaint Center where consumers can report privacy violations and poor privacy practices and an extensive collection of consumer guides on privacy issues, among other things.