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$1,100,000 to Privacy and Competition Organizations Around the World

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In 2022, DuckDuckGo will make its 12th year of giving. This is an annual program that supports organizations that share a vision of increasing the level of trust online. This year, we are proud to donate to organizations around the world that strive for better privacy, digital rights, increased competition in online markets, and algorithmically unbiased access to information.

This year we were able to increase donations to $1,100,000, bringing our total over the last 10 years to $4,750,000. Everyone who uses the internet deserves simple, accessible online protection. All of these organizations are working hard to make that happen. We encourage you to check out their valuable work below, along with details on how this year’s funding was allocated.

$125,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

“Since its founding in 1990, the EFF has been a key advocate for user privacy, freedom of expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.”

$125,000 to fight for the future

“Fight for the Future harnesses the power of the internet to turn anger into action and protect our most basic rights in the digital age. , freedom of expression, a force of emancipation, and structural inequality.”

$125,000 in markup

“The Markup is a non-profit newsroom that explores how powerful institutions are using technology to transform our society.”

$125,000 to General Knowledge

“Public knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open internet, access to affordable communication tools and creative work. We work to shape policy for the public good. increase.”

$125,000 in Signals

The Signal Technology Foundation develops open source privacy technologies that protect free expression and enable secure global communications.

Access now for $25,000

“Access Now combines direct technical support, strategic advocacy, grassroots grants, and meetings such as RightsCon to defend and advance the digital rights of people and communities at risk.”

$25,000 for Algorithmic Justice League

AJL’s current mission is to raise public awareness of the impact of AI, provide advocates with resources to strengthen their campaigns, build voices and choices for the communities most affected, and engage researchers, policy makers and others. , and to energize industry practitioners to prevent AI harm..”

$25,000 for Article 19

“Founded in 1987, ARTICLE 19 is an international thought organization that champions freedom of expression, combats censorship, protects dissent, and opposes laws and practices that silence individuals both online and offline. .”

$25,000 for the Responsible Technology Center of the Australian Institute

“The Australian Institute’s Center for Responsible Technology develops public policy and research that advocates for fairer and healthier online experiences and empowers individuals in our networked world.”

$25,000 for Bits of Freedom

“Bits of Freedom is shaping internet policy in the Netherlands and Brussels through its advocacy, campaigns and litigation because of its open and fair policy, where people can hold power accountable and effectively question the status quo. Because we believe in society.”

$25,000 to the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

“The Competition Law Forum is the center of excellence for European competition and antitrust policy and law at the UK Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL).”

$25,000 for the Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

“C2i2 is a vital internet research center and community, committed to social justice, policy and human rights.”

$25,000 for the Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP)

“The Detroit Community Technology Project builds a healthy digital ecosystem by training digital stewards and supporting the development of community-controlled Internet networks.”

$25,000 for European Digital Rights (EDRI)

“The EDRi network is a dynamic and resilient collective of NGOs, experts, advocates and academics working to defend and advance digital rights across the continent. For almost two decades, it has been the backbone of the European digital rights movement. It’s been working.”

$25,000 in Freiheitsrechte (GFF)

“The GFF (Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte / Civil Rights Society) is a Berlin-based non-profit NGO founded in 2015. Its mission is to conduct successful strategic litigation in the field of human and civil rights in Germany and Europe. It is about establishing a sustainable structure that allows

$25,000 to the Internet Economy Foundation (IE.F)

“IE.F is an independent think tank based in Berlin, dedicated to ensuring fair competition in the internet economy and fostering a vibrant European digital ecosystem.”

$25,000 for OpenMedia

“OpenMedia is committed to keeping the internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. We create community-driven campaigns to engage and educate those who protect the internet. and empower.”

$25,000 to Open Rights Group

“The Open Rights Group (ORG) is a UK-based digital campaigning organization that works to protect our rights to privacy and freedom of speech online.”

$25,000 for the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF)

“OSTIF, or The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund, is a non-profit association of companies dedicated to improving the security of critical open source projects. Last year, OSTIF was responsible for identifying and fixing more than 50 critical and high-severity vulnerabilities and fixing more than 250 bugs in widely adopted projects.”

$25,000 to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is committed to making data privacy more accessible to all by empowering people and advocating for positive change. “

$25,000 for the fourth restoration

“Restore the Fourth is a grassroots, volunteer-run, bipartisan civil liberties organization that opposes mass government surveillance, protects privacy, and promotes the Fourth Amendment.”

$25,000 for Surveillance Technology Surveillance Project (STOP)

“The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP) advocates for privacy, litigates, and works to end discriminatory mass surveillance systems in local governments.”

$25,000 for technology monitoring projects

“The Tech Oversight Project engages with legislators, exposes false accounts and malicious actors, and promotes groundbreaking legislation to counteract anti-competitive and corrupt practices against our society and the levers of power. , seeking to hold tech giants accountable for their corrupting influence.”

$25,000 for the Tor Project

“At The Tor Project, we believe that everyone should be able to explore the Internet in a private way. Through free, open source software and the decentralized Tor network, we promote human rights and protect privacy online.”

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