STAYING SAFE AND SECURE ONLINE
We work to ensure human right defenders and others facing digital security threats have the resources they need to protect themselves and their communities.
Digital Security Helpline
The Digital Security Helpline is a free of charge resource for civil society around the world. We offer real-time, direct technical assistance and advice to activists, independent media, and civil society organizations.…
What is doxxing, and how does it endanger women?
This International Women’s Day, we’re telling platforms like Telegram, Twitch, and Meta to take women’s safety seriously.
Strengthening civil society’s defenses: what Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline has learned from its first 10,000 cases
Online civic space is under attack, and Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline is a lifeline that crosses time zones and languages to support at-risk groups and individuals from civil society. The 24/7 computer security incident response team has now assisted on more than 10,000 cases affecting activists, journalists, and non-profit organizations. “Strengthening civil society’s defenses: what Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline” shares what we have learned from the first 10,000 cases, identifying key trends, exploring case studies, and offering insight from data on requests for assistance from across the globe.
Don’t panic! Download “A First Look at Digital Security”
It’s a time of transition. Our user-friendly booklet can help you stay calm and focused.
Protect LGBTQ+ Digital Rights
From crisis to conflict, we must defend digital rights when people need them most
People feel restrictions on digital rights most intensely in situations of crisis, conflict, or disaster. Here’s how we are safeguarding people’s digital rights in times of both war and peace.
Hacking in a war zone: Pegasus spyware in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict
A joint investigation by civil society and independent researchers has uncovered hacking of Armenia spyware victims with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.
Tech and conflict: a guide for responsible business conduct
This guide is meant to help tech companies think through the impacts of their decisions in the context of conflict.
How to get rid of targeted ads on TikTok (only in the EU)
If you are in the EU, here are the simple three steps to opt out from TikTok’s targeted ads.
Submission on the Revised Draft Industry Codes, under the Online Safety Act
Access Now’s submission on the revised Draft Industry Codes under the Online Safety Act.
Open letter: Ghana’s new anti-LGBTQ+ bill threatens human rights
Through an open letter, Access Now and partners call on Ghana’s Parliament to immediately reject the new anti-LGBTQ+ bill.
Put human rights first: Ghana’s parliament must reject repressive anti-LGBTQ+ bill
Access Now and partners call on Ghana’s parliament to immediately reject the new repressive anti-LGBTQ+ bill.
Silenced, spied on, and stalked: why we’re taking the fight for gender equality to the UN
Internet shutdowns in Africa: fewer offenders in 2022, still causing harm
Access Now’s new report, “Weapons of control, shields of impunity: Internet shutdowns in 2022,” unpacks internet shutdowns in Africa and globally.
Resurging internet shutdowns in 2022: weapons of control, shields of impunity
Citizens do not know they are “monitored” by the Russian SORM system
“We were in an information vacuum”: internet shutdowns in Central Asia
Tech Power and Cooperation
Access Now oral statement to the UN Global Digital Compact Informal Consultations with Member States and Stakeholders
Access Now’s Senior UN Advocacy Officer Laura O’Brien delivered an oral statement to the UN Global Digital Compact Informal Consultations with Member States and Stakeholders on Feb 3 2023.
Two years of dangerous occupation: international community must protect rights in Myanmar
After two years of a violent coup in Myanmar, the international community must condemn the junta’s abuses and surveillance infrastructure.