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.…
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.
Open letter: Governments must address UAE human rights abuses ahead of COP28
Access Now and over 200 organizations call on governments to address the UAE’s human rights abuses ahead of COP28.
Hacking Meduza: Pegasus spyware used to target Putin’s critic
The publisher of Russian independent media org Meduza was hacked with NSO’s Pegasus spyware. As both Russia and Latvia are potential culprits, Access Now demands accountability and sanctions.
An open letter to the RightsCon community about RightsCon Costa Rica and what comes next
We explain the challenges and exclusion some participants faced, apologize and take accountability for our role, and share thoughts on the road ahead.
India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill passed: “it’s a bad law”
Today, August 9, is a historic day for India — one that will be remembered as the day the government signed away the rights of millions
Another blow for privacy: India’s rights-threatening data protection law must be amended
In another blow for privacy in India, the notorious Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023 was passed by the Lok Sabha
Vietnam’s identity verification mandate will violate international human rights
Viet Nam’s Identity Verification Mandate will Violate International Human Rights.
Online platforms must reject Cambodia prime minister’s incitement to violence
Access Now urges digital platforms to remain alert to incendiary behavior and take steps to prevent online violence in Cambodia.
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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.