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Rand Hammoud

Surveillance Campaigns Lead

Rand Hammoud is the Surveillance Campaigns Lead driving Access Now's international campaign efforts in the fight against rights-abusing surveillance laws, technologies, and practices, with a particular focus on spyware and targeted surveillance tech, along with biometric surveillance. Rand is a human rights researcher and campaigner previously working at Amnesty International, where she covered a number of portfolios on the MENA region, including Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon. Previously, Rand also worked as a humanitarian field officer responding to the refugee crisis in Lebanon. She holds a bachelor degree from the Lebanese American University in Political Science/International Affairs with a dual-minor in Economics and Conflict Analysis & Resolution.
Image of the investigation report on how Pegasus crushes civic space in Jordan

New spyware attacks exposed: civil society targeted in Jordan

1 Feb 2024

A new joint investigation reveals the widespread use of Israeli-owned NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware in Jordan.

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New spyware attacks exposed: civil society targeted in Jordan
1 Feb 2024
New spyware attacks exposed: civil society targeted in Jordan
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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
Palestine Israel Digital Ceasefire; Gaza’s internet

دعوة مفتوحة من منظمات حقوق الإنسان لوقف فوري لإطلاق النار على الأرض ورقمياً في غزة، وبحق  الفلسطينيين/ات حول العالم

23 Oct 2023

نحن، مجموعة من مؤسسات المجتمع المدني ومنظمات حقوق الإنسان الرقمية، ننضم إلى الدعوة المفتوحة للوقف الفوري لإطلاق النار في غزة.

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دعوة مفتوحة من منظمات حقوق الإنسان لوقف فوري لإطلاق النار على الأرض ورقمياً في غزة، وبحق  الفلسطينيين/ات حول العالم
23 Oct 2023
دعوة مفتوحة من منظمات حقوق الإنسان لوقف فوري لإطلاق النار على الأرض ورقمياً في غزة، وبحق  الفلسطينيين/ات حول العالم
Palestine Israel Digital Ceasefire; Gaza’s internet

Organizaciones de derechos humanos se unen al llamado abierto al cese al fuego en Gaza y el respeto por los derechos digitales del pueblo palestino en todo el mundo

20 Oct 2023

We call on international actors to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, along with a “digital ceasefire” to protect Palestinians in online spaces globally.

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Organizaciones de derechos humanos se unen al llamado abierto al cese al fuego en Gaza y el respeto por los derechos digitales del pueblo palestino en todo el mundo
20 Oct 2023
Organizaciones de derechos humanos se unen al llamado abierto al cese al fuego en Gaza y el respeto por los derechos digitales del pueblo palestino en todo el mundo
Palestine Israel Digital Ceasefire; Gaza’s internet

Human rights organizations join the open call for an immediate physical and digital ceasefire in Gaza, and for Palestinians globally

20 Oct 2023

We call on international actors to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, along with a “digital ceasefire” to protect Palestinians in online spaces globally.

Press Release
Human rights organizations join the open call for an immediate physical and digital ceasefire in Gaza, and for Palestinians globally
20 Oct 2023
Human rights organizations join the open call for an immediate physical and digital ceasefire in Gaza, and for Palestinians globally
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
Armenia spyware victims: Pegasus hacking in war

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
Secret surveillance: countering spyware’s threats to freedom of the press and expression

Declaración conjunta: Los Estados deben tomar medidas inmediatas para poner freno al software espía que amenaza la libertad de prensa

3 May 2023
Press Release
Declaración conjunta: Los Estados deben tomar medidas inmediatas para poner freno al software espía que amenaza la libertad de prensa
3 May 2023
Declaración conjunta: Los Estados deben tomar medidas inmediatas para poner freno al software espía que amenaza la libertad de prensa
Secret surveillance: countering spyware’s threats to freedom of the press and expression

Joint statement: States must take immediate action to stop spyware threatening press freedom

3 May 2023

Access Now and partners call on states to take immediate action to stop spyware threatening press freedom.

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Joint statement: States must take immediate action to stop spyware threatening press freedom
3 May 2023
Joint statement: States must take immediate action to stop spyware threatening press freedom
Secret surveillance: countering spyware’s threats to freedom of the press and expression

No to spyware: media, civil society demand ban on tech used for human rights abuses

3 May 2023

On World Press Freedom Day, it’s time for a ban on rights-abusing commercial spyware.

Press Release
No to spyware: media, civil society demand ban on tech used for human rights abuses
3 May 2023
No to spyware: media, civil society demand ban on tech used for human rights abuses