Our Work at CIIPS

© Kur­tis Stew­art Pho­tog­ra­phy

At CIIPS, we con­duct, fund, and orga­nize Research and Edu­ca­tion about free­dom of infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy issues. We seek part­ner­ships to explore, build knowl­edge, and share it with oth­ers inter­est­ed in or con­cerned about issues of infor­ma­tion, pri­va­cy, open gov­ern­ment, open data, media democ­ra­cy and relat­ed issues.

As a char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion, our work is not as an activist non­prof­it with a focus on pres­sur­ing gov­ern­ment to keep or change laws or poli­cies. We are not a civ­il lib­er­ties orga­ni­za­tion chal­leng­ing gov­ern­ments and the pri­va­cy sec­tor in court to change the legal and reg­u­la­to­ry cli­mate. We are not a grass­roots or peti­tion focused orga­ni­za­tion hop­ing to direct­ly influ­ence gov­ern­ment actions con­cern­ing the online and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions envi­ron­ment.

Instead, we at CIIPS work with oth­ers to research facts; ana­lyze laws, reg­u­la­tions, poli­cies and prac­tices; seek out best prac­tices; and explore inter­na­tion­al approach­es. And we share our research find­ings and oth­er knowl­edge through edu­ca­tion pro­grams in schools, through work­shops and con­fer­ences, and with mem­bers, sup­port­ers, the gen­er­al pub­lic, and media.