Do Europeans have a right to be globally delisted? The Court of Justice of the European Union says no.

Advocacy Legal

Update (May 6, 2020): In 2016, the Wikimedia Foundation intervened in support of Google’s efforts to define the scope of the “right to be forgotten” in France. Faced with an order from the French data protection authority (“CNIL”) to delist information worldwide in response to a right to be forgotten request, Google challenged the order….

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Wikimedia Foundation joins the Global Network Initiative

Advocacy Legal

The Wikimedia Foundation is honored to join the Global Network Initiative (GNI) as an observer, an opportunity we hope will advance our efforts to champion freedom of expression and privacy for the Wikimedia community and beyond. GNI is a channel for collective action, advocating to governments and international institutions for policies and laws which promote….

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A note on our approach to privacy

Communications Foundation From the archives

We're updating our privacy policy, and are inviting you to comment on the changes over the next thirty days.

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Launching the Wikimedia Public Policy site

Foundation From the archives Legal

The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to introduce the new Wikimedia Public Policy site. Public policy is vital for a world where everyone can freely access, share, create, and remix knowledge.

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Surveillance cameras

Opposing Mass Surveillance on the Internet

Blog transition Community From the archives Legal

We are pleased to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation is signing the Necessary and Proportionate Principles on the application of human rights to surveillance. Privacy on the Internet is closely connected to our mission to disseminate free knowledge.[1] We strive to provide a platform for users from all over the world to exercise their free….

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Launching a Privacy Policy Built the Wiki Way

Board Community From the archives Legal

We are happy to announce that on April 25, 2014, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved a new privacy policy. The new privacy policy explains how we collect, use and manage the information of over twenty million registered users and 490 million monthly unique visitors to the Wikimedia projects. But the policy wouldn’t have been….

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