Privacy

Privacy

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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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
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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
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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
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Privacy
Privacy

Le piratean a modelos de OnlyFans sus nudes

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Data Protection
Data Protection

Open letter to the European Data Protection Board: Oppose “Pay or Consent models”  

7 Mar 2024

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) must confirm the incompatibility of “Pay or Consent” models with fundamental rights.

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Open letter to the European Data Protection Board: Oppose “Pay or Consent models”  
7 Mar 2024
Open letter to the European Data Protection Board: Oppose “Pay or Consent models”  
Data protection
Data Protection
Data Protection

Data must be protected at home and abroad: Access Now calls for legislation following U.S. Executive Order

1 Mar 2024
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Data must be protected at home and abroad: Access Now calls for legislation following U.S. Executive Order
1 Mar 2024
Data must be protected at home and abroad: Access Now calls for legislation following U.S. Executive Order
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Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain

31 Jan 2024

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.

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The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain
31 Jan 2024
The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain
UN Cybercrime Treaty: FAQ on necessary reforms
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity

UN Cybercrime Convention: FAQ on necessary reforms

25 Jan 2024

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.

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UN Cybercrime Convention: FAQ on necessary reforms
25 Jan 2024
UN Cybercrime Convention: FAQ on necessary reforms
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Privacy
Privacy

How governments can strengthen data protection in Africa

25 Jan 2024

Digitisation in Africa has led many countries to develop data protection laws. We explore ways to strengthen these frameworks.

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How governments can strengthen data protection in Africa
25 Jan 2024
How governments can strengthen data protection in Africa
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Digital Security
Digital Security

How to stay safe online during the 2024 Bangladesh election

2 Jan 2024

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.

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How to stay safe online during the 2024 Bangladesh election
2 Jan 2024
How to stay safe online during the 2024 Bangladesh election
Global encryption day 2023
Privacy
Privacy

Submission to eSafety Commissioner, Australia on the draft Online Safety Industry Standards

22 Dec 2023

Access Now recommends eSafety Office against mandating online communication services, as well as file storage and cloud services, to proactively detect content on their platforms.

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Submission to eSafety Commissioner, Australia on the draft Online Safety Industry Standards
22 Dec 2023
Submission to eSafety Commissioner, Australia on the draft Online Safety Industry Standards
Global encryption day 2023
Privacy
Privacy

These safety standards lack safeguards: Australia must protect encryption

20 Dec 2023

Through an open letter, over 600 signatories are urging the eSafety Commissioner to introduce safeguards fo encrypted services in the Online Safety Codes.

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These safety standards lack safeguards: Australia must protect encryption
20 Dec 2023
These safety standards lack safeguards: Australia must protect encryption
Surveillance
Surveillance

Lanzamiento de la Coalición Latinoamericana #MigrarSinVigilancia

18 Dec 2023
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Lanzamiento de la Coalición Latinoamericana #MigrarSinVigilancia
18 Dec 2023
Lanzamiento de la Coalición Latinoamericana #MigrarSinVigilancia
India’s Telecommunications Bill, 2023 threatens open, secure, and unhindered internet access.
Data Protection
Data Protection

India’s rushed telco bill must be amended to protect human rights 

18 Dec 2023

India’s Telecommunications Bill, 2023 threatens open, secure, and unhindered internet access.

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India’s rushed telco bill must be amended to protect human rights 
18 Dec 2023
India’s rushed telco bill must be amended to protect human rights