Pirates acknowledge that online privacy is a fundamental right, and citizens must have control over their personal data. We believe that sensitive personal data, such as health data, financial information, and political affiliations, must be protected. Therefore, we support measures for data protection, encryption, and preventing online surveillance by governments or corporations.
We will work towards strengthening existing laws and regulations and developing new ones that ensure better data protection and privacy. For example, we will advocate for the full implementation and enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Pirates also believe in the importance of promoting privacy-enhancing technologies, such as virtual private networks (VPNs), Tor, and end-to-end encryption. We will support the development of these technologies and work towards their wider adoption.
Transparency is key to ensuring online privacy. We will advocate for greater transparency from corporations and governments, including regular reporting on data breaches and violations of privacy laws. We will also work towards enhancing transparency in how data is collected, processed, and used.
Finally, Pirates recognize the importance of protecting whistleblowers who come forward to expose privacy violations. We will support measures that protect whistleblowers and make it easier for them to report privacy violations without fear of retaliation.