Take control of your privacy.

Online privacy should be accessible to everyone. It starts with a simpler way to exercise your rights.

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Enable Global Privacy Control to communicate your privacy preference.

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Send the Signal

Your browser will send the GPC signal to websites you visit.

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Exercise Your Rights

Participating websites can respect your privacy rights accordingly.

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You may have noticed “Do Not Sell” and “Object To Processing” links around the web from companies complying with privacy regulations. To opt out of websites selling or sharing your personal information, you need to click these links for every site you visit.

Now you can exercise your legal privacy rights in one step via Global Privacy Control (GPC), required under the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) and Europe’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Together, over a dozen organizations are developing the GPC specification. Get Involved

GPC lets users signal their desired privacy, just by browsing.

While GPC isn’t a finalized standard yet, it’s already available as part of several major browsers, extensions, and websites.

The GPC signal will be intended to communicate a Do Not Sell request from a global privacy control, as per CCPA-REGULATIONS §999.315 for that browser or device, or, if known, the consumer. Under the GDPR, the intent of the GPC signal is to convey a general request that data controllers limit the sale or sharing of the user’s personal data to other data controllers (GDPR Articles 7 & 21). Over time, the GPC signal may be intended to communicate rights in other jurisdictions.

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Join over 40 million users.

Download a supported browser or extension and start exercising your privacy rights with GPC.

Participating Organizations

The following organizations, representing 40 million users and hundreds of thousands of websites, are in support of GPC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Global Privacy Control (GPC)?

Global Privacy Control (GPC) is a proposed specification designed to allow Internet users to notify businesses of their privacy preferences, such as whether or not they want their personal information to be sold or shared. It consists of a setting or extension in the user’s browser or mobile device and acts as a mechanism that websites can use to indicate they support the specification.

Who is supporting the development of GPC?

GPC is being developed by a broad coalition of stakeholders: technologists, web publishers, technology companies, browser vendors, extension developers, academics, and civil rights organizations.

The GPC was initially spearheaded by Ashkan Soltani Georgetown Law and Sebastian Zimmeck (Wesleyan University) in collaboration with The New York Times, The Washington Post, Financial Times, Automattic (Wordpress.com & Tumblr), Glitch, DuckDuckGo, Brave, Mozilla, Disconnect, Abine, Digital Content Next (DCN), Consumer Reports, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

I’m a web user. How can I use GPC to signal my privacy preferences to websites?

GPC is available for an increasing number of browsers and browser extensions, listed here. If you want to use GPC, you can download and enable it via a participating browser or browser extension. More information about downloading GPC is available here.

I’m a publisher, developer, or other service. How can I support GPC?

The GPC spec is easy to implement on a wide variety of websites and other services. The proposed specification and back-end implementation reference documentation are available here. For additional information, please feel free to reach out by email or Twitter (@globablprivctrl).

I’m a policymaker. How can I support GPC or learn more about how it could apply in my jurisdiction?

As it is intended to invoke users’ privacy rights, we encourage policymakers from around the world to engage in the development of this specification. If you would like to learn more about how GPC could work in your jurisdiction, please contact us via email at info[at]globalprivacycontrol.org.

How can I get involved in developing the proposed specification?

GPC was initially introduced at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Privacy Community Group (Privacy CG) in April 2020. A number of stakeholders are part of that community. There are ongoing discussions in the Privacy CG. Interested parties are encouraged to engage with the proposal here.

Additionally, GPC is currently being implemented across the web. A number of browsers, extensions, and publishers are supporting or implementing GPC (see below).

Get Involved

Contact us to learn more about supporting GPC in your browser, app, or website.

info[at]globalprivacycontrol.org

@globalprivctrl