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Natalia Krapiva, Esq.

Senior Tech-Legal Counsel

Natalia works to prevent and mitigate legal risks to the Digital Security Helpline and its beneficiaries. She also leads Access Now's efforts to strategically engage courts and legal processes to uphold digital rights. Natalia is licensed by the state bar of New York (USA). Prior to Access Now, Natalia worked as a prosecutor at Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. While in law school, Natalia worked at the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center’s Investigations Lab, where she learned to use digital evidence for human rights documentation and accountability. As a law student, Natalia interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Queens County District Attorney’s Office, and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Prior to law school, Natalia was a Legislative Analyst at Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and a Legal Assistant at Mobilization for Justice. She also interned at the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the New York State Department of Labor. Natalia holds two AA degrees in Communication and Education from Middlesex College, a BA in Political Science from Columbia University, and a JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law. Natalia is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. She also leads the Digital Rights Litigators Network. Natalia speaks English and Russian.
Civil Society Pegasus Spyware

Exiled, then spied on: Civil society in Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland targeted with Pegasus spyware

30 May 2024

At least seven more Russian, Belarusian, Latvian, and Israeli journalists and activists have been targeted with Pegasus within the EU.

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Exiled, then spied on: Civil society in Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland targeted with Pegasus spyware
30 May 2024
Exiled, then spied on: Civil society in Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland targeted with Pegasus spyware
Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Civil society to YouTube: stop helping Russia suppress free speech

28 May 2024

Through an open letter, Access Now and over 20 Russian and international civil society organizations are urging YouTube and its parent company Google to not help the Kremlin censor Russian independent media and human rights organizations. 

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Civil society to YouTube: stop helping Russia suppress free speech
28 May 2024
Civil society to YouTube: stop helping Russia suppress free speech
spyware

Spyware in Serbia: civil society under attack

28 Nov 2023

Access Now and our partners have discovered that civil society in Serbia have been targeted with invasive spyware technology. Here’s what we know.

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Spyware in Serbia: civil society under attack
28 Nov 2023
Spyware in Serbia: civil society under attack
NSO Group human rights

Spyware on trial: Justice for Saudi Activist Loujain AlHathloul

28 Sep 2023

Access Now and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights have filed an amicus brief urging the Oregon U.S. District Court to hold DarkMatter, an Emirati spyware firm, accountable for illegaly hacking Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain AlHathloul.

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Spyware on trial: Justice for Saudi Activist Loujain AlHathloul
28 Sep 2023
Spyware on trial: Justice for Saudi Activist Loujain AlHathloul
A new investigation by Access Now and Citizen Lab reveals first-time use of Pegasus spyware against a Russian journalist.

Exiled media under attack: Access Now documents first-time use of Pegasus against Russian journalist

13 Sep 2023

A new investigation by Access Now and Citizen Lab reveals first-time use of Pegasus spyware against exiled Russian media.

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Exiled media under attack: Access Now documents first-time use of Pegasus against Russian journalist
13 Sep 2023
Exiled media under attack: Access Now documents first-time use of Pegasus against Russian journalist
Hacking Meduza: Pegasus spyware used to target Putin’s critic

Hacking Meduza: Pegasus spyware used to target Putin’s critic

13 Sep 2023

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.

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Hacking Meduza: Pegasus spyware used to target Putin’s critic
13 Sep 2023
Hacking Meduza: Pegasus spyware used to target Putin’s critic
Spyware Armenia

Spyware in warfare: Access Now documents first-time use of Pegasus tech in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

25 May 2023

Breaking: NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware is being used as a weapon in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict.

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Spyware in warfare: Access Now documents first-time use of Pegasus tech in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict
25 May 2023
Spyware in warfare: Access Now documents first-time use of Pegasus tech in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict
Bigger, bolder: U.S. slaps sanctions on spyware company and executives

Hacking in a war zone: Pegasus spyware in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

25 May 2023

A joint investigation by civil society and independent researchers has uncovered hacking of Armenia spyware victims with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.

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Hacking in a war zone: Pegasus spyware in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict
25 May 2023
Hacking in a war zone: Pegasus spyware in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict
Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition's report unpacks internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and globally.

Internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: attacks on human rights

27 Apr 2023

Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition’s report unpacks internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and globally.

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Internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: attacks on human rights
27 Apr 2023
Internet shutdowns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: attacks on human rights
#KeepItOn during elections

Open letter: Armenian government must safeguard internet access and freedom of expression, abandon the provisions in law “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law” 

11 Apr 2023

Through an open letter, Access Now and partners call on the Armenian government to safeguard internet access.

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Open letter: Armenian government must safeguard internet access and freedom of expression, abandon the provisions in law “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law” 
11 Apr 2023
Open letter: Armenian government must safeguard internet access and freedom of expression, abandon the provisions in law “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law”