Digital rights in the COVID-19 fight
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every part of our lives — including our human rights. Privacy, free expression, access to information, and other fundamental rights are even more essential in times of crisis, and Access Now is working to ensure responses to COVID-19 strengthen rather than undermine those rights.
Authorities in 29 countries shut down or interfered with the internet at least 155 times in 2020. Access Now’s new report, Shattered dreams and lost opportunities: a year in the fight to #KeepItOn, explores where, how, and why, the internet was deliberately switched off in 2020, and the long-lasting repercussions for communities across the globe.…3 March 2021