About PI

PI is a charity that challenges the governments and companies that want to know everything about individuals, groups, and whole societies.

The future PI wants is one where people are in control of their data and the technology they use, and governments and companies are no longer able to use technology to monitor, track, analyse, profile, and ultimately, manipulate and control us. But we have to fight for that future.

PI is a fiercely independent charity and all our campaigns against companies and governments are driven solely by our charitable aims: to promote the human right of privacy throughout the world. This is why we do not accept any funding from industry. We also have a strict policy about the circumstances under which we would accept any grants so that it never gags our ability to criticise state actors and others who abuse your privacy and freedom. 

Our conduct

We work hard to be a good employer and a good organisation, and we welcome people to raise concerns about the conduct of PI and its staff by emailing us at conduct@privacyinternational.org

PI staff's behaviour is guided by a set of principles and values, whenever they are working for PI on any PI project, when they are representing PI at any work-related event or conference, and when they are dealing with our partner organisations on behalf of PI.

We take the safety, security and wellbeing of our staff, consultants, partners, contracted sources and researchers very seriously and accept our duty to provide a reasonable standard of care to those performing activities on our behalf that could bring them to foreseeable harm.

Anti-Bribery and Corruption

PI is committed to operating with the highest standards of integrity and promoting a culture in which accountability flourishes. PI opposes bribery as it erodes free and fair competition, damages good government and harms society at large. PI operates a zero-tolerance policy towards the giving or receiving of bribes because it is morally wrong and it is illegal in the UK.

Anti-bullying and harassment

Our staff will not unlawfully discriminate against or harass other people including current and former employees, job applicants, clients, customers, suppliers, and visitors. This applies in the workplace, outside the workplace (when dealing with partners, stakeholders, or other work-related contacts), and on work-related trips or events including social events.

Equal opportunities statement

PI is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and in our Board membership. Any job and Board applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.