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Privacy International (PI) has been instrumental in establishing the modern international privacy movement. The organization was formed in 1990 as a privacy, human rights and civil liberties watchdog. PI has organised campaigns and initiatives in more than fifty countries and is based in London with an office in Washington, D.C.. This article is about the year. ... Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to keep their lives and personal affairs out of public view, or to stop information about themselves from becoming known to people other than those whom they choose to give the information. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ...



In 1990, in response to a growing number of privacy threats, more than a hundred leading privacy experts and human rights organizations from forty countries linked arms to form a world organisation for the protection of privacy. Members of the new body, including computer professionals, academics, lawyers, journalists, jurists and human rights activists, had a common interest in promoting an international understanding of the importance of privacy and data protection. Meetings of the group, which took the name Privacy International, were held throughout that year in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, and members agreed to work toward the establishment of effective privacy protection throughout the world. This article is about the year. ... A Lego RCX Computer is an example of an embedded computer used to control mechanical devices. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A jurist is a professional who studies, develops, applies or otherwise deals with the law. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... We dont have an article called Data protection Start this article Search for Data protection in. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of Earth; the term continent here referring to a cultural and political distinction, rather than a physiographic one, thus leading to various perspectives about Europes precise borders. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Oceania is a geographical, often geopolitical, region consisting of numerous lands—mostly islands but sometimes including Australia—in the Pacific Ocean and vicinity. ...

The formation of Privacy International was the first successful attempt to establish a structured world focus on this emereging area of human rights. It evolved as an independent, non-government organization with the primary role of advocacy and support. It has an international advisory board with members from over 30 countries, and a Board of Trustees who oversee a team of research and policy staff. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ...

Campaigns, networking, and research

Privacy International has been most prominent in North America, Europe and Asia, where it has liaised with local human rights organisations to raise awareness about the development of national surveillance systems.

The PI network has also been used by law reform and human rights organisations in more than forty countries to assist local privacy issues. In Thailand and the Philippines, for example, Privacy International worked with local human rights bodies to develop national campaigns against the establishment of government identity card systems. In Canada, New Zealand, the United States, Hungary, Australia, and the United Kingdom it has promoted privacy issues through national media and through public campaigns. In Central and Eastern Europe, PI has been active in promoting government accountability through Freedom of information legislation. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... China ID card 居民身份证 ,front (top) back (bottom). ... Regions of Europe Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... The definition of continental subregions in use by the United Nations. ... Over sixty one countries around the world have implemented some form of freedom of information legislation, which sets rules on governmental secrecy. ...

PI also monitors the activities of international organizations, including the European Union, the Council of Europe, and United Nations agencies. It has conducted numerous studies and reports, and provides expert commentary on contemporary policy and technology issues. The Palace of Europe in Strasbourg European Flag: used by the Council of Europe and by the European Union The Council of Europe (French: Conseil de lEurope , German: Europarat /ˌɔɪ.ˈro. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Structure and finances

Privacy International has received funding and support from a range of Foundations, academic establishments and non-government organisations. These include the Soros Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Fund for Constitutional Government, the Stern Foundation, the Privacy Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, and the University of New South Wales. The organisation is also minimally financed through contributions. Privacy International is an independent non-profit organization chartered in the UK. Its US organization is administered through the Fund for Constitutional Government in Washington DC. A Soros Foundation is one of a network of national foundations, mostly in Eastern Europe, which fund volunteer socio-political activity, created by George Soros and coordinated since early 1994 in a management team called the Open Society Institute. ... The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a major national non-profit organization with headquarters in New York City, whose stated mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.[1] It... Electronic Privacy Information Center or EPIC is a public interest research group 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. ... The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting greater cooperation and understanding between the United States and Europe. ... The University of New South Wales is a university in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...

See also

The Big Brother Awards recognize the government and private sector organizations. ... Mass surveillance is the pervasive surveillance of an entire population, or a substantial fraction thereof. ...

External links

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