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IMPORTANT NOTICE: These pages about CLI (Commission for Liberties and Informatics) in the website of ATI only include information about the first period of CLI, that started in 1990 and ended in 1998, period in which CLI worked as an umbrella organization that ATI was a founding member of.

On May 2003 the Asociación CLI was created and registered, in which ATI does not participate. Contact data of Association CLI are as follows:

Asociación CLI (Comisión de Libertades e Informática)
Website: <>
E-mail: <>
Calle Ortega y Gasset, 77 - 2 A
E28006 Madrid, Spain
Phone: + 34 91 4023204 / 91 4028562
Fax: + 34 91 4028499

What is CLI?

The Comisión de Libertades e Informática (CLI --Commission for Liberties and Informatics)-- is an independent and broad-based coalition started in November '90 and officially constituted in April '91. It was created as a response to the lack of legislation in Spain at the time to prevent abuses against the rights of citizens, especially against their right to privacy, through misuse of Information Technologies. Anecdotally, Spain is one of the few countries in the world whose Constitution includes an article that forbids the use of computers against people's rights (18.4: "The law shall limit the use of data processing in order to guarantee the honour and personal and family privacy of citizens and the full exercise of their rights").

CLI's mission is to promote, in a permanent and regular fashion, the development and protection of individual and collective rights, focusing on the right to privacy, fighting misuse of Information Technologies, both by Public Administrations and public and private companies, and to help raise the awareness of the Spanish citizens about the importance of this issue for progress in an increasingly technical democratic society.

  • CLI's Members
  • CLI's Basic Principles
  • CLI's Main Achievements
  • Internet Resources on Freedom in Computer Technology
  • Addresses of Interest in Spain
  • Additional Information

  • CLI's Members

    As of October '95, CLI is composed by nine organizations, with a joint membership of about 3,000,000 people. They cover a very wide spectrum of social interest groups: associations of computer professionals, judges, civil rights leagues, trade unions, consumers groups, direct marketing companies, etc. Their names, listed in alphabetical order, are: CLI is confederated with similar bodies created in some Spanish regions such as Valencia, Basque Country, Catalonia, and Aragon. 

    CLI's Basic Principles

    CLI's Main Achievements

    Internet Resources on Freedom in Computer Technology

    CPSR maintains a list of public-interest organizations in this field which have an Internet presence.

    Addresses of Interest in Spain

    Agencia de Protección de Datos (Data Protection Agency)

    Paseo de la Castellana 41,5 planta
    Voice: (34-1) 308 4790 / 308 4779
    Fax: (34-1) 308 4692

    Oficina del Defensor del Pueblo (Ombudsman's Office)

    Calle Eduardo Dato 31
    E28010 - Madrid - Spain
    Voice: (34-1) 319 5712 / 310 4989
    Fax: (34-1) 308 4097 

    Additional Information

    For more information about CLI, please contact:

    CLI (Comisión de Libertades e Informática)
    Calle José Ortega y Gasset, 77 - 2ºA
    28006 Madrid, España
    Voz  + (34) 91 402 320412 / 91 4028562
    Fax  + (34) 91 402 8499
    E-mail: <>

    Pages created and maintained by Rafael Fernandez-Calvo
    Last updated: June 4, 2003