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TIOF is a nonprofit advocating for Data-Centric Digital Rights to establish a more solid approach from a technical standards perspective and to raise awareness on the critical role of programmers as the next generation of Human & Digital Rights defenders.



About The IO Foundation

The IO Foundation (TIOF) is a global for-impact NGO advocating for Data-Centric Digital Rights.

Born from a fundamental concern about the state of Digital Rights in the world, its mission is to promote, protect and provide solutions for Digital Rights, thus aiming to bridge technological and humanitarian perspectives.

As data becomes an increasingly powerful economic, political, and social force, programmers are emerging as the next generation of Human and Digital Rights defenders. There remains, however, a limited international understanding of the impact of technology on Human and Digital Rights.

Following its vision of a world where Human Rights and Digital Rights are one and the same, TIOF aims to raise awareness of the importance of Digital Rights in collaboration with all stakeholders ranging from civil society, programmer communities, bodies of governance and corporate. 

Summary of Activities

  • Implement initiatives targeted at supporting the DCDR advocacy
  • Encourage technologists to become part of active solutions in the DCDR space


  • TIOF: Develop the Data-Centric Digital Rights advocacy
  • UDDR: Promote the design and adoption of a Universal Declaration of Digital Rights
  • TechUp: Enable technologists as next generation of Rights defenders
  • BiT: Encourage tech companies to adopt the UN GP on Business and Human Rights
  • Project Lockdown: Create awareness and monitoring on the state of Rights in the world
  • WIP CrowdShape: Promote collaborative digital societies

Organizational Chart

The IO Foundation is composed by a number of permanent members and large number of volunteers from all around the world. The organization is structured around its initiatives, so that each can operate with autonomy under the support of TIOF. For more information, check our org chart.

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