Cause Organizations

Cause Organizations either support are against Internet regulation or a specific Internet policy initiative.  It is possible that an organization that opposes Internet regulation might support a specific initiative, I have organized these sites by name and not by “pros” or “cons.” This list is in no way an endorsement of any listed organizations. Please feel free to add to this list.

The American Civil Liberties Union → The ACLU staunchly defends individuals’ right to privacy, on and off-line.  If you visit this site, search for “Internet Privacy” and “Internet Regulations.”

Electronic Frontier Foundation → As its subhead states, EFF “Defending your rights in the digital world,” the EFF provides legal and general information on free speech, fair use privacy and other Internet issues. The EFF is a great source for law cases and articles.

Federation of American Scientists (FAS) “Project on Government Secrecy”→This organization promotes public access to government information.

Global Internet Freedom Consortium→This organization states its purpose is to “Inform, Connect, and Empower the People.”

Human Rights First→This organization promotes “Internet Freedom and Privacy.”

Internet Society→This group states that their mission is “To promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.”

Sunlight Foundation→The Sunlight Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates government transparency and openness. Their mission states, “We do so by creating toolsopen datapolicy recommendationsjournalism and grant opportunities to dramatically expand access to vital government information to create accountability of our public officials.” (Mission Statement)


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