FIPR: Foundation for Information Policy Research


Aims & Purposes

The Foundation for Information Policy Research was established to promote the advancement of education for the benefit of the public by:

Promoting, encouraging, commissioning and conducting research into the present and possible future effects on the general public (including economic, social and moral effects and effects on health and well-being) of developments in information technology and into the implications for law, public policy, professional regulation and commercial codes of conduct, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, of such developments;

Publishing and otherwise disseminating the results of such research and providing a forum for their discussion.

In the furtherance of these objectives, our present strategy is to:


The Foundation will accept donations from individual and corporate sponsors consistent with these aims. However sponsors shall have no influence over general or specific policy; the Foundation's independence is guaranteed by a board of independent trustees who take advice on policy and strategy from an Advisory Council of experts.

If you are interested in making a donation please e-mail

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The Foundation for Information Policy Research is registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 1985 as a private company limited by guarantee (No.3574631). Application for charitable status is in progress.

Last Revised: November 9, 2000