Privacy International (PI)

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History

1990. Also referred to as World Organization for the Protection of Privacy. UK Registered Charity: 1147471. EU Transparency Register: 78180074927-85.

Aims

Establish international understanding and raise awareness of the importance of privacy and data protection; work towards establishment of privacy protection measures; assess the impact of new technologies on privacy and freedom of the individual; establish guidelines and principles to guard against malicious or dangerous use of technology; raise the alarm about dangerous technology; assist establishment of effective and practicable privacy legislation; facilitate flow of information; improve level of mutual support and liaison among privacy advocates; provide comprehensive linkage between privacy, data protection and civil liberties advocates; assess nature, extent and implications of trans-border flow of information; seek means of protecting privacy through information technology.

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Activities

Monitors: nature, effectiveness and extent of measures to protect privacy and personal data; nature and extent of surveillance activities; use of universal identification systems and mass matching of computer files; nature and extent of privacy violation, country by country, both public and private sector. Functions as an international clearing house for privacy-related information, research and issues. Organizes conferences (3 times a year).

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 35 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

F2262

Last News Received

2019
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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