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We defend your right to privacy, the cornerstone for human rights in the digital age. Privacy allows us each the freedom to define our own identities, to determine how we relate to each other and the world, to explore and learn without discrimination, and to express ourselves most fully.

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Some surveillance technologies are so dangerous that they inevitably cause far more problems than they solve.

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Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Access Now Grants: how we supported activists in 2023

28 May 2024

In 2023, Access Now Grants supported activists facing digital threats around the world, from Palestine to Myanmar to Ukraine and beyond.

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Access Now Grants: how we supported activists in 2023
28 May 2024
Access Now Grants: how we supported activists in 2023
Unveiling DHS’s Injustice systems in Immigration Processes for Salvadoran immigrants
Transparency
Transparency

CBP, ICE sued for information about sharing of noncitizens’ biometrics

27 May 2024
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CBP, ICE sued for information about sharing of noncitizens’ biometrics
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27 May 2024
CBP, ICE sued for information about sharing of noncitizens’ biometrics
smart borders
Surveillance
Surveillance

Access Now demanda a las agencias ICE y CBP de EE. UU. por datos de migrantes

24 May 2024

Access Now demanda a CBP a ICE debido a sus demoras e inadecuadas respuestas a solicitudes de acceso a la información pública.

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Access Now demanda a las agencias ICE y CBP de EE. UU. por datos de migrantes
24 May 2024
Access Now demanda a las agencias ICE y CBP de EE. UU. por datos de migrantes
smart borders
Surveillance
Surveillance

Access Now sues U.S. CBP and ICE agencies over migrant data

23 May 2024
Press Release
Access Now sues U.S. CBP and ICE agencies over migrant data
23 May 2024
Access Now sues U.S. CBP and ICE agencies over migrant data
How to stay safe online in the context of conflict in Gaza
Data Protection
Data Protection

I dati sensibili dei cittadini europei verranno trasferiti in Israele

17 May 2024
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I dati sensibili dei cittadini europei verranno trasferiti in Israele
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17 May 2024
I dati sensibili dei cittadini europei verranno trasferiti in Israele
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Data Protection
Data Protection

Bad for human rights and for business: Amazon must not build cloud infrastructure in Saudi Arabia

6 May 2024

Access Now is calling on Amazon to halt the launch of AWS infrastructure region in Saudi Arabia and adequately address the severe human rights impacts that would arise from such a move.

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Bad for human rights and for business: Amazon must not build cloud infrastructure in Saudi Arabia
6 May 2024
Bad for human rights and for business: Amazon must not build cloud infrastructure in Saudi Arabia
EU-Israel data transfer
Data Protection
Data Protection

EU-Israel data transfer adequacy greenlit again: NGOs call for scrutiny over red flags

22 Apr 2024

Access Now and other organisations are calling on the European Commission to scrutinise its decision to re-confirm the data transfer adequacy with Israel.

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EU-Israel data transfer adequacy greenlit again: NGOs call for scrutiny over red flags
22 Apr 2024
EU-Israel data transfer adequacy greenlit again: NGOs call for scrutiny over red flags
U.S. Senate must stop the biggest expansion of surveillance power in 20 years
Privacy
Privacy

U.S. Senate must stop the biggest expansion of surveillance power in 20 years

17 Apr 2024
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U.S. Senate must stop the biggest expansion of surveillance power in 20 years
17 Apr 2024
U.S. Senate must stop the biggest expansion of surveillance power in 20 years
European Media Freedom Act
Privacy
Privacy

Meta’s ‘consent or pay’ tactic must not prevail over privacy, EU rights groups warn

15 Apr 2024
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Meta’s ‘consent or pay’ tactic must not prevail over privacy, EU rights groups warn
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15 Apr 2024
Meta’s ‘consent or pay’ tactic must not prevail over privacy, EU rights groups warn
Privacy
Privacy

Can the American Privacy Rights Act accomplish data minimization?

11 Apr 2024
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Can the American Privacy Rights Act accomplish data minimization?
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11 Apr 2024
Can the American Privacy Rights Act accomplish data minimization?
LGBTQ rights Uganda
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Protect rights online and off: Uganda’s court upholds criminalization of LGBTQ+ advocacy

3 Apr 2024

The Constitutional Court of Uganda has upheld the Anti-Homosexuality Act, dealing a deadly blow to human rights.

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Protect rights online and off: Uganda’s court upholds criminalization of LGBTQ+ advocacy
3 Apr 2024
Protect rights online and off: Uganda’s court upholds criminalization of LGBTQ+ advocacy
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Data Protection
Data Protection

Manual del Pequeñx Vigiladx

25 Mar 2024

El Manual del Pequeñx Vigiladx es una guía para ayudarte a navegar el sistema judicial en caso de sufrir una detención errónea por sistemas biométricos.

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Manual del Pequeñx Vigiladx
25 Mar 2024
Manual del Pequeñx Vigiladx
smart borders
Surveillance
Surveillance

“Smart borders” and the making of a humanitarian crisis

13 Mar 2024
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“Smart borders” and the making of a humanitarian crisis
13 Mar 2024
“Smart borders” and the making of a humanitarian crisis
Privacy
Privacy

Joint Statement: Urgent Call to the Nigerian Communications Commission to Protect Human Rights and Privacy in Nigeria

13 Mar 2024
Press Release
Joint Statement: Urgent Call to the Nigerian Communications Commission to Protect Human Rights and Privacy in Nigeria
13 Mar 2024
Joint Statement: Urgent Call to the Nigerian Communications Commission to Protect Human Rights and Privacy in Nigeria
Global encryption day 2023
Privacy
Privacy

Children are no exception: Nevada must ensure end-to-end encryption for all

13 Mar 2024

Access Now joined an amicus brief urging the U.S. District Court to reject Nevada’s request to prevent Meta from offering end-to-end encryption on Facebook Messenger for people under 18 who use the service.

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Children are no exception: Nevada must ensure end-to-end encryption for all
13 Mar 2024
Children are no exception: Nevada must ensure end-to-end encryption for all
Apple threat notifications
Privacy
Privacy

Le piratean a modelos de OnlyFans sus nudes

8 Mar 2024
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Le piratean a modelos de OnlyFans sus nudes
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Le piratean a modelos de OnlyFans sus nudes