Privacy International is a global leader in policy, advocacy, and campaigns advancing the rights of citizens to privacy, especially regarding state surveillance and the use of personal data in the public sphere. The organization investigates the secret world of government surveillance and exposes the companies that enable it, litigating when necessary to ensure that surveillance is consistent with the rule of law. Privacy International also advocates for strong national, regional, and international laws that protect privacy.
Privacy International envisions a world in which the right to privacy is protected, respected, and fulfilled. Privacy is essential to the protection of autonomy and human dignity, serving as the foundation upon which other human rights are built. In order for individuals to fully participate in the modern world, developments in law and technologies must strengthen and not undermine the ability to freely enjoy this right.