The initiator of the Index is Code Red, which involves many of the worlds’ most respected and influential privacy advocates, whistleblowers, academics and technologists. It conducted an eighteen-month consultation involving hundreds of experts and organisations. The code emerged from an open process, and within it are a number of important safeguards, such as design standards requiring the index to be simple, usable, flexible, transparent, collaborative, non-proprietary, language-neutral, scalable and offline-friendly. In January 2017 the Freedom Index was established in the Netherlands as an independent non-profit foundation (a “Stichting”).
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