Investigate Surveillance Powers and the Industry Sustaining Them

Exposing the capabilities of governments and industry.


What PI Is Doing

Privacy International is exposing surveillance by:

  • Bringing greater transparency to emerging surveillance capabilities and the global surveillance industry through our ground-breaking investigations, research, and policy advocacy, as well as by jointly hosting the Surveillance Industry Index, the largest publicly-available resource on the surveillance industry worldwide.
  • Raising awareness among the public and policy makers about the privacy implications of emerging technologies, and proposing safeguards and oversight measures that are consistent with international human rights standards.
  • Advocating for legislation on the use of emerging technologies which complies with international human rights standards and for accountability of the global surveillance industry through the courts and parliaments worldwide.

For our shared project with Transparency Toolkit documenting the industry, go to