PROTECTING OUR DATA
Access Now fights for stronger, more effective laws and policies around the world to protect people’s personal information online. Here you will find resources to understand what data protection is, why it matters, and how to protect your information. Whether you are an internet user, lawmaker, or data protection authority, there is something for you.
What is data protection? Why does it matter? What can you do to protect your information?
Protecting personal data means securing your information online and preventing any unauthorized access. It also means limiting data collection and tracking, which helps protect your identity online and reduce risks of discrimination, online manupilation, and online fraud.
Abuse of data in digital spaces can have very real consequences in our daily lives. Read more here.
Governments all around the world are creating rules on how our personal data is collected, stored, analyzed and otherwise used by companies or government bodies. These rules uphold data protection rights, which empower individuals to make informed choices about what happens to their information, both before and after they share it, and require data collectors to treat people’s personal information with great care.
We advocate for the passage of comprehensive data protection measures all around the world. We raise awareness about the importance of this right and how people can exercise it,provide expert comments and opinions to lawmakers, and support the work of data protection authorities in enforcing this right.
The GDPR — or General Data Protection Regulation — is the European Union data protection law in place since May 2018. The GDPR is considered to be one of the strongest frameworks currently in place to protect personal data and serves as a model for regulation around the world.
Access Now is proud to endorse the Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act of 2021, introduced by U.S. Senator Markey and Representative Matsui. The bill would help protect marginalized communities from discrimination online and increase transparency into websites’ systems of content promotion and moderation.…27 May 2021
Spotify, no nos espíes: la coalición global de más de 170 músicos y grupos de derechos humanos toma una posición
Access Now, Fight for the Future, Union of Musicians and Allied Workers, y una coalición de músicos y organizaciones de derechos humanos de todo el mundo enviaron una carta a Spotify pidiendo a la empresa que se comprometa públicamente a nunca utilizar, licenciar, vender o monetizar su nueva patente de tecnología de reconocimiento de voz.…19 May 2021