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.
Latest On Privacy
Where to find Access Now at FIFAfrica 2023
COP28: UAE authorities must stop greenwashing human rights abuses
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.
U.S. continues aggressive action on spyware, adds more companies to economic blocklist
The inclusion of spyware companies in the U.S. government’s Entity List is a major victory for at-risk people around the world.
Access Now’s UNHRC statement: Urge arms embargo to stave off expanding military abuse of surveillance tools in Myanmar
Access Now addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council at its 53rd session regarding the intensified abuse of surveillance and digital tools by the Myanmar military, ahead of the elections.
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.
Alphabet shareholders want more transparency, less complacency
Spyware in warfare: Access Now documents first-time use of Pegasus tech in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict
Breaking: NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware is being used as a weapon in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict.
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.