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Méabh Maguire

Editor

As Access Now’s Editor, Méabh ensures quality control across a range of organizational publications, making sure that we communicate about our work and mission in a compelling and consistent way. She previously worked on editorial strategy and content development for a leading public relations and communications agency, supporting clients from across the technology, telecoms, and social impact sectors. She has also worked in communications roles at the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels and for a Caribbean telecoms provider. Méabh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s degree in Popular Literature from Trinity College, Dublin. She speaks English, French, and Italian.
Togo elections internet access

Élections au Togo : le président Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé doit maintenir l’accès à Internet

29 Apr 2024

Access Now et plus de 20 organisations exigent que le gouvernement et tous les fournisseurs d’accès à Internet opérant dans le pays respectent les droits humains et garantissent un accès ininterrompu à Internet pendant toute la durée des élections.

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Élections au Togo : le président Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé doit maintenir l’accès à Internet
29 Apr 2024
Élections au Togo : le président Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé doit maintenir l’accès à Internet
Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 

15 Feb 2024

The EU recently approved new rules intended to make political advertising more transparent. But will they deliver in time for June’s European elections?

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Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 
15 Feb 2024
Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 
Togolaises élections

#KeepItOn: To defend democracy, authorities must immediately reconnect Pakistan’s internet 

8 Feb 2024
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#KeepItOn: To defend democracy, authorities must immediately reconnect Pakistan’s internet 
8 Feb 2024
#KeepItOn: To defend democracy, authorities must immediately reconnect Pakistan’s internet 
Telecoms and Internet Connectivity Gaza

When tackling illegal online content related to conflict in Gaza, the rule of law matters 

18 Oct 2023

The Digital Service Act (DSA) must not be exploited in times of conflict or crisis.

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When tackling illegal online content related to conflict in Gaza, the rule of law matters 
18 Oct 2023
When tackling illegal online content related to conflict in Gaza, the rule of law matters 
Bodily harms: how AI and biometrics curtail human rights

Bodily harms: how AI and biometrics curtail human rights

16 Oct 2023

Biometric technologies are becoming increasingly interwoven into our everyday lives. A new Access Now report explores how AI is driving the adoption of ableist technologies that marginalize anyone who doesn’t fit into their definition of a “normal” body.

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Bodily harms: how AI and biometrics curtail human rights
16 Oct 2023
Bodily harms: how AI and biometrics curtail human rights
Watermark and generative AI

Watermarking & generative AI: what, how, why (and why not) 

28 Sep 2023

How can we identify content produced by generative AI tools? One solution being touted is watermarking – but what are the human rights risks?

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Watermarking & generative AI: what, how, why (and why not) 
28 Sep 2023
Watermarking & generative AI: what, how, why (and why not) 
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable

Fundamental rights impact assessments are key for effective DSA enforcement 

18 Sep 2023

Under the EU DSA, companies designated as VLOPs or VLOSEs must assess fundamental rights risks stemming from their services. Access Now and ECNL have published a new policy paper to support enforcement of this requirement.

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Fundamental rights impact assessments are key for effective DSA enforcement 
18 Sep 2023
Fundamental rights impact assessments are key for effective DSA enforcement 

From crisis to conflict, we must defend digital rights when people need them most

29 May 2023

People feel restrictions on digital rights most intensely in situations of crisis, conflict, or disaster. Here’s how we are safeguarding people’s digital rights in times of both war and peace.

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From crisis to conflict, we must defend digital rights when people need them most
29 May 2023
From crisis to conflict, we must defend digital rights when people need them most
Algorithmic accountability

What you need to know about generative AI and human rights

24 May 2023

Generative AI has been all over the headlines. But what are the human rights implications? Get the facts in our generative AI FAQ.

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What you need to know about generative AI and human rights
24 May 2023
What you need to know about generative AI and human rights
Nuevo análisis: Empresas que distribuyen tecnologías de vigilancia en LATAM no ofrecen transparencia en cuanto a su impacto en los derechos humanos

Are surveillance tech companies in Latin America respecting human rights? 

26 Apr 2023
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Are surveillance tech companies in Latin America respecting human rights? 
26 Apr 2023
Are surveillance tech companies in Latin America respecting human rights?