GDI Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to defend the free and open Internet by trying to make it safer.

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What is the GDI foundation

The GDI foundation is an international humanitarian non-profit organization which is being operated by 13 members and approximately 27 volunteers. Our mission is to protect the free and open Internet by trying to make it safer and by thus guarding the well-being of humans online, to ensure respect for all human intellectual freedom, and to prevent and mitigate digital abuse. We address security issues with Responsible Disclosures and assist anywhere in times of need.

The GDI foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 in The Hague, The Netherlands, by Victor Gevers and Vincent Toms.

The committee has a sworn oath under the international humanitarian law to protect the life and dignity of anyone online which is at risk.


The GDI foundation, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to those online at risk being vulnerable for online attacks, endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation, sharing knowledge amongst all people.


The GDI foundation does not discriminate as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. We are here to detect, prevent and help mitigate vulnerable issues, guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.


To continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the GDI foundation may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.


The GDI foundation independent. In providing these humanitarian services we are subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act by the mission of the GDI foundation.

Voluntary Service

The GDI foundation is an online voluntary auxiliary organization not prompted or driven in any manner by desire for (a financial) gain.


There can be only one GDI foundation in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on our primary mission throughout its territory.


The GDI foundation, in which all societies have equal status and share similar responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.