|Without My Consent thanks you for your support during our inaugural year. We have accomplished a great deal in the past twelve months, and would like to take this opportunity to provide our friends and supporters with an update.
Big Thanks It’s an understatement to say we could not have done all of the above without the generous support from many people and organizations this year. We are especially grateful for support from the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law, our accomplished advisory board, our fantastic team at the law firm of Fenwick and West and the fellows program at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. Website design and ongoing support from the good people at Quilted.coop made it possible for a stress-free site launch, and the Bridge Fellowship Program at Berkeley Law made it possible for us to continue working with Linda Lara, a 2011 Berkeley Law graduate and Samuelson Clinic alumna, who has been instrumental in working to develop content for the website.
Website: We reached a major milestone in our campaign to empower the victims of online harassment by launching the beta version of our website at www.withoutmyconsent.org. The site provides legal and practical information helpful to victims who would like to pursue justice through the legal system. Please visit the site and let us know what you think!
Policy Agenda: We appeared at several privacy events in 2011 to promote attention toward our key policy issues: support for victims of online harassment and policy debate around Internet accountability and pseudonymous litigation. These events offered meaningful opportunities to receive feedback on the site and our objectives as an organization.
Media: Our work has been acknowledged by The New York Times Sunday Magazine, “How to Unmask the Internet’s Vilest Characters.” We were featured in a Forbes.com post at the Not So Private Parts blog, and in episode 114 of This Week in Law (watch or listen). The Stanford Lawyer Magazine also discussed our work in its recent cover story, “Your Privacy At Risk.”
Communications: To learn more and join the conversation, please follow us on twitter (@WithoutConsent), become a “fan” on our new Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter.
Upcoming 2012 Events Please keep an eye out for upcoming events with Without My Consent in Austin (at the South By Southwest Interactive Conference), San Francisco and Seattle in 2012. We look forward to continuing our work to empower victmis of online harassment to stand up for their rights.
Colette Vogele Erica Johnstone
President, Founder Vice-President, Founder
About Without My Consent: Without My Consent is a non-profit organization seeking to combat online invasions of privacy. We help individuals 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.