Our Mission

A Message From the Publisher

We believe current and imminent information technology can provide incredible benefits to the health and happiness of every single human being on the planet.

We believe this potential will require safeguarding personal data.

We believe every individual has rights to their own data, including data about them, and that any such data should be stored and processed primarily to the direct benefit of that individual.

Your data. Your potential.

That is the mission of the Magnusson Institute, now a Nevada nonprofit. 

Digital Privacy News is the first project we are launching.

As we developed ideas for how to make a difference in favor of online privacy, it was striking how difficult it was to get informed—without being subject to surveillance while doing so.

Without apparent self-irony, online articles documenting how to configure privacy settings on your browser might have over 50 active trackers.

Reliable news sources would have not just a paywall, but on top of that, provide information about what you are reading to major social media corporations.

There are definitely sources of information that stay true to their mission—the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org) in particular comes to mind—but we felt that there was a gap: a dedicated news site devoted to digital privacy.

A news service that did not try to directly monetize visitors.

That led us to our tagline, and that will be what we strive to do: “Informing you without watching you.”

Aside from our core belief that privacy is a fundamental right, we will strive to provide you with the best reporting without bias or advocacy.

Welcome to Digital Privacy News!

Peter S. Magnusson
Founder and President