Access advocates for a more rights-respecting telecommunications environment for users at risk around the world. Our work with telecoms began during the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, which exposed the integral role these corporations and their regulators play in internet and mobile services. Check out our initiatives below, which further our goals through principled telecom policies and practices, smart government regulation, and creative user engagement.


Transparency Reporting Index
Forgotten Pillar: The Telco Remedy Plan

Access Comment to FCC Proceeding on Certain Wireless Network Interruptions
MTN Human Rights Brief
The Telco Action Plan
Telecom Investor Briefings 
Social Media in Times of Crisis
A Practical Guide to Protecting Your Identity and Security Online and When Using Mobile Phones


The Telco Hall of Shame
MTN: Respect rights or get out!
Vodafone: It’s time to come clean!
Vodafone, don’t think we’ve forgotten you
A worm in the Apple
Vodafone, there’s blood on your handsets
No to Nokia


AT&T takes first steps toward transparency
AT&T becomes second telco to promise a transparency report
Access applauds Verizon decision to break ranks in favor of transparency
More heads roll as TeliaSonera probes deals with 'dictator's daughter'
Investors hear call for digital sustainability

NSA hacks internet company data centers
Mass internet shutdown in Sudan follows days of protest
Investors raise unique surveillance concerns
Telenor and Ooredoo win Myanmar telecoms licenses
Access delivers Remedy Plan for telcos to redress human rights harms
Myanmar bid by world's largest telcos put user rights in play
Kiobel decision leads US away from global trends on accountability
Telecom Industry Dialogue to collaborate with GNI on freedom of expression, privacy rights
Expanding into Burma, telcos must confront ethical questions
AT&T wins Telco Hall of Shame Network Interference award

Teliasonera CEO resigns in wake of corruption probe

Telcos called to account for inaction on anniversary of Egypt blackout
Two years from Tahrir, no progress on telcos and rights
TeliaSonera's troubles mount; considers expanding into Burma
Access in Quartz: Russia's telecom IPO a company that leaked 8,000 text messages online
MTN must stand up for its users, meet international obligations
Data Retention and the Police: California Senate Protects GPS Data
US authorities skirt Supreme Court ruling on GPS privacy
Access confronts telecom MTN for neglecting human rights
Vodafone Chairman Ignores Human Rights Duties
Vodafone Challenged to Release Transparency Report
Access questions BT on human rights at shareholder event
Access Tells FCC: Don’t Slow Jam Wireless Service
World’s telcos challenged on human rights
US Supreme Court strikes down warrantless GPS tracking
Vodafone’s phone and internet blocking in Egypt must not be repeated, say rights advocates
Vodafone: Response on Issues Relating to Mobile Network Operations in Egypt
Open Letter from Access to the CEO of Vodafone