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.
Ban Biometric Surveillance
Some surveillance technologies are so dangerous that they inevitably cause far more problems than they solve.
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The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain
Today marks three years since Myanmar’s junta seized power in a violent coup. Access Now is calling on the international community to offer resources to resist digital oppression.
UN Cybercrime Convention: FAQ on necessary reforms
What is the UN cybercrime convention, what’s wrong with its current draft, and how can you engage with it? Read our FAQ to know.
How governments can strengthen data protection in Africa
Digitisation in Africa has led many countries to develop data protection laws. We explore ways to strengthen these frameworks.
How to stay safe online during the 2024 Bangladesh election
The 2024 Bangladesh election takes place on 7 January. Against a backdrop of myriad threats to digital freedoms and human rights online, we’re created a guide to help journalists, activists, and voters stay safe during the election period.
These safety standards lack safeguards: Australia must protect encryption
Through an open letter, over 600 signatories are urging the eSafety Commissioner to introduce safeguards fo encrypted services in the Online Safety Codes.
Lanzamiento de la Coalición Latinoamericana #MigrarSinVigilancia
India’s rushed telco bill must be amended to protect human rights
India’s Telecommunications Bill, 2023 threatens open, secure, and unhindered internet access.
Spyware in Serbia: civil society under attack
Access Now and our partners have discovered that civil society in Serbia have been targeted with invasive spyware technology. Here’s what we know.
Cómo protegerse en línea en el contexto del conflicto en Gaza
La presente guía de consejos sobre resiliencia digital elaborada por Access Now y SMEX fue diseñada para brindarles apoyo contra las amenazas denunciadas.
Staying safe online in the context of conflict in Gaza
This digital resilience tipsheet compiled by Access Now and SMEX is designed to support you in defending against reported threats.
Joint letter: the Australian government must incorporate safeguards for encryption in the online safety codes
The Australian government must incorporate safeguards for end-to-end encryption in the online safety codes.