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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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UN Security Council on Digital Rights
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity

Mind the gap: why the UN Security Council should prioritize digital rights

13 Jun 2024

Even as states increasingly weaponize communication networks, the UN Security Council has remained largely silent on digital rights issues. This puts everyone at risk.

Post
Mind the gap: why the UN Security Council should prioritize digital rights
13 Jun 2024
Mind the gap: why the UN Security Council should prioritize digital rights
UN Security Council on Digital Rights
Connectivity
Connectivity

Wavering resolutions: The UN Security Council on digital rights

13 Jun 2024

Even as states increasingly weaponize communication networks, the UN Security Council has remained largely silent on digital rights issues. This puts everyone at risk.

Publication
Wavering resolutions: The UN Security Council on digital rights
13 Jun 2024
Wavering resolutions: The UN Security Council on digital rights
CBE Ethiopia
Data Protection
Data Protection

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia: stop public shaming, respect human rights

12 Jun 2024

Access Now and CARD are demanding the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) to stop the unlawful publication of customer’s data.

Press Release
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia: stop public shaming, respect human rights
12 Jun 2024
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia: stop public shaming, respect human rights
Thumbnail of the Investigation report: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Surveillance
Surveillance

Journalistes, exilés politiques… de nouvelles cibles de Pegasus identifiées en Europe

30 May 2024
News
Journalistes, exilés politiques… de nouvelles cibles de Pegasus identifiées en Europe
Le Monde ↗
30 May 2024
Journalistes, exilés politiques… de nouvelles cibles de Pegasus identifiées en Europe
Thumbnail of the Investigation report: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Surveillance
Surveillance

Report: Russian exiled journalists, Belarusian opposition among Pegasus spyware targets

30 May 2024
News
Report: Russian exiled journalists, Belarusian opposition among Pegasus spyware targets
Forbidden Stories ↗
30 May 2024
Report: Russian exiled journalists, Belarusian opposition among Pegasus spyware targets
Thumbnail of the Investigation report: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Surveillance
Surveillance

NSO spyware hacked EU-based Russian journalists, report says

30 May 2024
News
NSO spyware hacked EU-based Russian journalists, report says
Bloomberg ↗
30 May 2024
NSO spyware hacked EU-based Russian journalists, report says
Thumbnail of the Investigation report: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Surveillance
Surveillance

Report: Pegasus spyware targets exiled journalists from Russia, Latvia, Belarus

30 May 2024
News
Report: Pegasus spyware targets exiled journalists from Russia, Latvia, Belarus
Committee to Protect Journalists ↗
30 May 2024
Report: Pegasus spyware targets exiled journalists from Russia, Latvia, Belarus
Thumbnail of the Investigation report: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Surveillance
Surveillance

Phones of journalists and activists in Europe targeted with Pegasus

30 May 2024
News
Phones of journalists and activists in Europe targeted with Pegasus
Cyberscoop ↗
30 May 2024
Phones of journalists and activists in Europe targeted with Pegasus
Thumbnail of the Investigation report: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Surveillance
Surveillance

Critics of Putin and his allies targeted with spyware inside EU

30 May 2024
News
Critics of Putin and his allies targeted with spyware inside EU
The Guardian ↗
30 May 2024
Critics of Putin and his allies targeted with spyware inside EU
Access Now theme
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
Transparency
Transparency

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

27 May 2024
News
CBP, ICE sued for information about sharing of noncitizens’ biometrics
The Record ↗
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.

Press Release
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
News
I dati sensibili dei cittadini europei verranno trasferiti in Israele
Pressenza ↗
17 May 2024
I dati sensibili dei cittadini europei verranno trasferiti in Israele
|Human rights problem with Google Cloud Platform in Saudi Arabia - Twitter thumbnail
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.

Press Release
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.

Press Release
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