OII has several distinct objectives, including:
Enabling users to make educated decisions about the tools they use and the ways in which they expose their personal information.
Establishing a platform for the results of independent audits to be made accessible to a general audience.
Providing a resource for other platforms, such as application markets, to integrate digital security into the decision-making process of installing software.
Improving access to material on digital security principles in languages other than English.
Promoting stronger awareness on fundamental precepts of privacy by design in the development of communications tools.
Encouraging stronger relationships between developers and their communities of users.