Who We Are

Without My Consent was originally founded in 2011 as a stand-alone non-profit organization with the mission to combat online invasions of privacy. Now, it is a project stewarded by the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. The resources found here are intended to empower individuals to stand up for their privacy rights and inspire meaningful debate about the internet, accountability, free speech, and the serious problem of online invasions of privacy.

Without My Consent’s founding and early work greatly benefitted from the support of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, and a grant from the Digital Trust Foundation.

Without My Consent’s founders and board of directors at the time of transition to CCRI would also like to express their sincerest thanks and appreciation to Natalie Nicol. Natalie was the Project Manager for the 50 State Project. She is also a member of the inaugural class of Internet Law & Policy Foundry Fellows.

Thank You!

In addition to the former board of advisors, for Without My Consent (who were there with us at the start) there are several people and organizations who have been a great support for the early years of Without My Consent. We are especially grateful for support from the law firms of Fenwick & West and Perkins Coie for ongoing legal support, and the students and professors at the Samuelson Clinic who assisted with materials for the initial launch of the website.