As we all fight for greater controls of our personal data and stronger privacy rights, let’s keep supporting their organizations that side alongside us.
Here are notable data privacy advocates and associations working towards a better, safer experience for all of us when it comes to data protection and privacy.
Californians for Consumer Privacy
What: This organization fact the CCPA and is now focused on passing Proposition 24 in California. Prop 24 safeguards kids’ online privacy, reduces the threat of identity theft and assigns the important privacy rights that we need to take back control over our personal data.
Mission: Expanding privacy rights for consumers.
What: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation for 30 years.
Mission: Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.
What: The International Association of Privacy Professionals is a trade organization that serves those working in and around privacy technology. It’s for professionals that want to help their organizations successfully manage these risks and protect their data.
Mission: The IAPP is the only place that brings together the people, tools and global information management practices you need to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving information economy.
Identity Theft Resource Center
What: Educating consumers and businesses on cybersecurity best practices is a powerful way to reduce the impact of data breaches in the United States.
Mission: The ITRC is a non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cybersecurity, scams/fraud and privacy issues.
The World Privacy Forum
What: The World Privacy Forum focuses on conducting in-depth research, analysis, and consumer education in the area of data privacy, and focuses on pressing and emerging issues. It is among one of the only privacy-focused NGOs conducting independent, original, longitudinal research.
Mission: 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.
What: Privacy International is here to push back against governments and corporations that are using technology to exploit us. These abuses of power threaten our freedoms and the very things that make us human.
Mission: For a world where technology will empower and enable us, not exploit our data for profit and power. That’s why PI is here: to protect democracy, defend people’s dignity, and demand accountability from institutions who breach public trust.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
What: EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, DC. EPIC was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values in the information age.
Mission: EPIC pursues a wide range of program activities including policy research, public education, conferences, litigation, publications, and advocacy. EPIC 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.
Privacy Rights Clearing House
What: As a nonprofit organization protecting privacy for all by empowering individuals and advocating for positive change, we have focused exclusively on consumer privacy rights and issues since 1992.
Mission: We strive to provide clarity on complex topics by publishing extensive educational materials and directly answering people’s questions. We also amplify the public’s voice—often underrepresented in policy discussions—in our work championing strong privacy protections. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to be informed and be heard.
Digital Privacy Alliance
What: We came together in 2017 with a common goal of sensible privacy regulation in the tech industry to help foster consumer trust and sustain the industry. Our members include leading policymakers, technologists, and attorneys in the digital privacy world.
Mission: The Digital Privacy Alliance is a nonprofit organization that that recognize a need for better consumer privacy online. Our members actively engage in the legislative process, and regularly advise lawmakers and testify before legislative bodies. We help educate lawmakers protect existing privacy laws when they are attacked and advocate for the adoption of new laws that promote the principles of transparency, choice, and the responsible use of data.