District Court rules for government in Wikimedia Foundation’s mass surveillance case against the NSA
Update: On February 14, 2020, the Wikimedia Foundation filed a notice of appeal in this case before the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. We respectfully disagree with the District Court’s ruling, and believe that information in the public domain shows that the NSA is using Upstream surveillance to copy and search Wikimedia’s communications.….
We’re back in court opposing the NSA’s mass surveillance
On Thursday, 30 May, Wikimedia Foundation lawyers were in a courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, to watch oral arguments in our ongoing case against the United States government’s mass surveillance practices. As our counsel from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) rose to stand before the Judge, we rehearsed in our heads the arguments we knew….
Wikimedia Foundation announces tenth transparency report
The Wikimedia Foundation has supported free access to the sum of all knowledge for nearly sixteen years. This longstanding vision would not be possible without the dedication of community members who contribute content to the Wikimedia projects. As a global platform for free knowledge, we are sometimes approached by governments and private parties with requests….
Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA: Court rules for government on evidentiary issue
It has been some time since we last provided an update on Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA, our legal challenge to the United States National Security Agency’s “Upstream” mass surveillance practices. As you may recall, after we brought the suit in 2015, the government argued that the Foundation’s claims weren’t “plausible” because the NSA hadn’t admitted….
Wikimedia releases ninth transparency report
The Wikimedia Foundation has supported free access to the sum of all knowledge for fifteen years. This longstanding vision would not be possible without the dedication of community members who contribute content to the Wikimedia projects. As a global platform for free knowledge, we are sometimes approached by governments and private parties with requests to….
Wikimedia releases eighth transparency report
Our newly-released transparency report highlights the requests we received in the second half of 2017.
Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA: Why we’re here and where we’re going
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.
Victory at the Fourth Circuit: Court of Appeals allows Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA to proceed
The decision marks an important victory for the privacy and free expression rights of Wikimedia users.
Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA update: Hearing at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
We will continue advocating for the privacy and expression rights of the Wikimedia communities, which enable users to freely create and share knowledge.
Wikimedia Foundation files petition against decision to extend the ‘right to be forgotten’ globally
The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a petition with the French Supreme Court in support of access to knowledge.