Our Approach

The development of knowledge technologies has implicated every institution of importance — from the exchange markets, banking, and business, through research, education, and the media, to medicine, policing, jurisprudence, and even the future of the democratic process itself. With the potential civil and political consequences of data's abuse so severe, and yet the conjectured benefits meaningful enough that it would be wrong not to try to navigate these risks, seldom has the need for effective dialogue been as great.

The World Ethical Data Foundation works to facilitate the understanding and collaboration of people and institutions of all perspectives, traditions, and cultures, and prioritises the development of more effective ways for this understanding and collaboration to occur.

What We Do

The ERA Project

The Ethics and Rights Architecture (ERA) is a proposed solution for a language-neutral international standard of classification for — and the storage and protection of — all data, information and other relevant assets relating to human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Conceptual Genealogical Database

The World Ethical Data Foundation works to bring about understanding and collaboration between people and institutions of all perspectives, traditions, and cultures, in relation to questions around knowledge technologies and freedom.

Democracy Research

The World Ethical Data Foundation is researching the attack surfaces of democracies worldwide with the intention of providing policy guidance and in certain instances practicable solutions for the minimisation of failure, corruption, and coercion in democratic processes.

World Ethical Data Forum

The World Ethical Data Forum is the leading event for impartial and balanced exploration of the urgent ethical and practical questions around the use and future of data.


The World Ethical Data Foundation is shaping a publishing house which under its various imprints will bring stories, oral histories, moral philosophy, and non-fiction to its audience in an attempt to reveal the effect of assimilated technology upon the people and institutions of our world’s many cultures.

Key areas of expertise

Ethical and technical questions are seldom straightforward. If your organisation is seeking guidance we are available for consultancy to assist your decision making in areas such as data, cybersecurity, cryptography, blockchain, research and development, data ethics, political commentary, journalism, civil liberties, policy, and several areas of law. Contact us to find out more.

  • Privacy and security
  • Media Freedom
  • Infosec
  • Political commentary
  • Civil Liberties and Law
  • Political Process

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