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.
Protocol for exclusion: why COVID-19 vaccine “passports” threaten human rights
As the global COVID-19 vaccine rollout gains momentum, governments are clamoring to implement measures to help the world return to pre-virus normality. This includes exploring digital vaccine certificates — or COVID-19 vaccine “passports”. Current proposals, however, threaten human rights.…
Today the #KeepItOn coalition sent an open letter to the Deputy Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, calling on her to urge states to end the blatant and arbitrary internet shutdowns that are ongoing during COVID-19.
Our message to governments is simple: protecting digital rights also promotes public health. We aim to ensure that the rule of law, and the rights to privacy and data protection, are protected throughout this crisis and in the future.
Access Now releases “Fighting misinformation and defending free expression during COVID-19: recommendations for states”
We have identified practical examples and promising practices to support policy makers in respecting human rights while developing measures to address disinformation and misinformation during the COVID-19 crisis.
ዓፀቦ፣ ዓቕሊ ፅበትን ስቃይ: 15 ታሪኻት ከበባ ኢንተርነት ትግራይ
Stranded, suffocated, and in pain: 15 stories from Tigray’s internet siege
It’s been two years since Tigray were cut off from the internet. Share the 15 stories from Tigrayans and help amplify their voices.
Stop the misinformation experience: Spotify must intervene
Through a letter to Daniel Ek, Co-Founder and CEO at Spotify, Access Now is urging the company to align with basic human rights principles.
Joe Rogan and Spotify: Make content moderation about human rights
Is Spotify willing to allow harmful content like COVID misinformation to spread, prioritizing the companyʼs bottom line over public health?
What is disinformation, why it spreads, and how to stop it
Our new report explores what disinformation is, and how lawmakers can address the harms it poses to democracy.
What you need to know about the Facebook Papers
The Facebook Papers paint a grim picture of how Facebook has repeatedly and knowingly prioritized profit over people’s safety. Here’s a snapshot of what we know so far.
Digital rights champions nominated to lead U.S. FCC and NTIA
At long last, U.S. President Biden has nominated public interests advocates to lead the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Will the Right to Protest survive its migration online?
State-sanctioned internet shutdowns, increased surveillance, and unequal access to the internet are impacting communities globally. Will the Right to Protest survive its migration online?
Colombia’s mandatory CoronApp violates people’s privacy and freedom of movement
Colombia: CoronApp viola la privacidad y la libertad de movimiento de las personas
The internet shutdowns issue
With support from the #KeepItOn coalition, Jigsaw is today publishing “The Current: The Internet Shutdowns Issue,” a deep-dive into internet shutdowns.
How Thailand handles COVID: it stokes fear among its critics
Amidst continuing protests, calls for political reform, and mass dissatisfaction with how Thailand handles COVID, Thailand’s government is doubling down on efforts to throttle dissent and protest online and off. It is relying on laws that it claims protect against “public fear.” In fact, by threatening to censor those who speak out, it is the government that is instigating fear – in a weak bid to distract from flailing governance.