In this filing, we squarely address the government’s arguments, explaining in detail why we and our co-plaintiffs have standing to bring these claims. Oral arguments have not yet been scheduled, but will likely take place in the fall. We will continue to publish updates on this important fight to protect the privacy and free expression rights of Wikimedia users.
For more information about mass surveillance and Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA, please visit our resources page on the case.
The Rome Court of Appeals has ruled strongly in Wikimedia’s favor in Previti v. Wikimedia Foundation. It protected accurate, well-sourced articles, and held that when someone has a concern, they should work through community processes, not try to bypass them with legal demands.
The Wikimedia Foundation’s mission is to support the communities of readers and contributors who share and consume information on Wikipedia and the other free-knowledge projects. Privacy and anonymity are crucial to the free sharing of knowledge. Mass surveillance erodes our privacy and individualism, and undermines our expressive and associational freedoms.