We work to uphold data rights by focusing on three complementary areas: open data, privacy, and Data Protection.


Our digital rights work is centered on freedom of expression issues such as content regulation, hate speech, online surveillance of journalists, and net neutrality. We also focus on access issues including internet shutdowns, governments blocking messaging apps, and encryption.

We promote research and advocacy for open data. We combine this with work across privacy, digital rights reform, and open internet.

Alongside other organizations and initiatives, we work with civil society organizations and the private sector to press for better data and data rights policies and practices, as well as support groups which use strategic litigation as a tool to achieve change.

Finally, we advocate for global and national norms and policies on open data, and privacy, such as how to counter online disinformation, public implementation of open data policies, and scrutiny of automated decision-making.