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Digital Competition Bill 2024
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Submission of comments on the Draft Digital Competition Bill, 2024

16 May 2024
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Submission of comments on the Draft Digital Competition Bill, 2024
16 May 2024
Submission of comments on the Draft Digital Competition Bill, 2024
KeepItOn 2023 Report Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationAfrica

Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023

15 May 2024

Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 283 internet shutdowns in 2023 — the highest number since 2016.

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Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023
15 May 2024
Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023
How to stay safe online in the context of conflict in Gaza
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial IntelligencePublicationIsraelEnglish

Artificial Genocidal Intelligence: how Israel is automating human rights abuses and war crimes 

9 May 2024

Israel’s war on Gaza has revealed how mundane, unsophisticated AI surveillance systems are being used to unleash the most dystopian, tech-driven horrors on Palestinians.

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Artificial Genocidal Intelligence: how Israel is automating human rights abuses and war crimes 
9 May 2024
Artificial Genocidal Intelligence: how Israel is automating human rights abuses and war crimes 
Digital Competition Bill 2024
Data Protection
Data ProtectionPublicationEuropeEnglish

Position paper: GDPR enforcement done right

8 May 2024

EDRi and Access Now have co-drafted a position paper on the EU Proposal for additional procedural rules concerning the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Position paper: GDPR enforcement done right
8 May 2024
Position paper: GDPR enforcement done right
RightsCon session videos|IGF
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of ExpressionPublicationLatin AmericaSpanish

Análisis de la jurisprudencia sobre el“derecho al olvido” en América Latina

25 Apr 2024
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Análisis de la jurisprudencia sobre el“derecho al olvido” en América Latina
25 Apr 2024
Análisis de la jurisprudencia sobre el“derecho al olvido” en América Latina
YouTube approves disinformation ads in India ahead of general election
PublicationAsia Pacific

“Votes will not be counted”: Indian election disinformation ads and YouTube

2 Apr 2024

A new joint investigation by Access Now and Global Witness has found that YouTube is approving election disinformation ads in India ahead of the country’s general election.

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“Votes will not be counted”: Indian election disinformation ads and YouTube
2 Apr 2024
“Votes will not be counted”: Indian election disinformation ads and YouTube
Reporte regional de politicas de regulacion a la IA Header
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial IntelligencePublicationLatin AmericaSpanish

Radiografía normativa: ¿Dónde, qué y cómo se está regulando la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina?

26 Feb 2024

Las políticas públicas en torno a la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina ya son una realidad.

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Radiografía normativa: ¿Dónde, qué y cómo se está regulando la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina?
26 Feb 2024
Radiografía normativa: ¿Dónde, qué y cómo se está regulando la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina?
Cover Image: It's not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
Content Governance
Content GovernancePublicationIsraelEnglish

It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices

19 Feb 2024

This Access Now report documented cases of how Meta censors Palestinian voices on Facebook and Instagram.

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It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
19 Feb 2024
It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
civil society pegasus
Surveillance
SurveillancePublicationJordanEnglish

Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan

1 Feb 2024

Access Now launched the new investigation report on how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan.

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Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
1 Feb 2024
Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Header image: data protection in Africa
Data Protection
Data ProtectionPublicationAfricaEnglish

Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation

25 Jan 2024

Access Now’s new publication on understanding the data protection framework in Africa

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Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation
25 Jan 2024
Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation
Tunisia digitization programs
Digital Identity Systems
Digital Identity SystemsPublicationMiddle East & North AfricaArabic

الأسئلة المتداولة في ما يخص بطاقة التعريف البيومترية

22 Jan 2024

تقدم هذه الوثيقة إجابات على أهم التساؤلات المتعلقة بمشروع قانون بطاقة التعريف البيومترية ومشروع قانون جواز السفر البيومتري الذي يناقشه مجلس نواب الشعب حاليًا في تونس.

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الأسئلة المتداولة في ما يخص بطاقة التعريف البيومترية
22 Jan 2024
الأسئلة المتداولة في ما يخص بطاقة التعريف البيومترية
European Media Freedom Act
Content Governance
Content GovernancePublicationAsia Pacific

Submission on India’s draft Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023

15 Jan 2024

Access Now raises concerns about peopleʼs fundamental rights in its submission on India’s Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023.

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Submission on India’s draft Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023
15 Jan 2024
Submission on India’s draft Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023
Global encryption day 2023
Privacy
PrivacyPublicationAsia Pacific

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
Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill
Content Governance
Content GovernancePublicationGlobalEnglish

Content and platform governance in times of crisis: applying international humanitarian, criminal, and human rights law

13 Dec 2023

This new report discusses the application of international humanitarian, criminal, and human rights law in content governance in crises.

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Content and platform governance in times of crisis: applying international humanitarian, criminal, and human rights law
13 Dec 2023
Content and platform governance in times of crisis: applying international humanitarian, criminal, and human rights law
Palestine Israel Digital Ceasefire; Gaza’s internet
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationIsraelArabic

فلسطين خارج التغطية: كيف تقطع إسرائيل الإنترنت عن غزة

24 Nov 2023

يقدّم هذا التقرير دراسة لحالة الإنترنت في قطاع غزة طوال شهر أكتوبر 2023 من خلال تحليلٍ حركة الإنترنت حسب مزوّدي خدمات الإنترنت في مختلف مواقع القطاع.

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فلسطين خارج التغطية: كيف تقطع إسرائيل الإنترنت عن غزة
24 Nov 2023
فلسطين خارج التغطية: كيف تقطع إسرائيل الإنترنت عن غزة
Palestine Israel Digital Ceasefire; Gaza’s internet
Internet Shutdowns
Internet ShutdownsPublicationIsraelEnglish

Palestine unplugged: how Israel disrupts Gaza’s internet

10 Nov 2023

This report illustrates the state of Gaza’s internet throughout October 2023 by looking at internet traffic by ISPs and locations.

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Palestine unplugged: how Israel disrupts Gaza’s internet
10 Nov 2023
Palestine unplugged: how Israel disrupts Gaza’s internet

Policy brief

Header image: data protection in Africa
Data Protection

Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation

25 Jan 2024

Access Now’s new publication on understanding the data protection framework in Africa

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Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation
25 Jan 2024
Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable
Content Governance

Towards meaningful fundamental rights impact assessments under the DSA

18 Sep 2023
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Towards meaningful fundamental rights impact assessments under the DSA
18 Sep 2023
Towards meaningful fundamental rights impact assessments under the DSA
U.N. Joint Statement RightsCon
Content Governance

Why the U.N. is focusing on digital rights during humanitarian crises

21 Apr 2022

Digital rights violations enable and escalate offline violence, deepening humanitarian crises. Our latest brief recaps key developments at the 49th United Nations Human Rights Council, guiding delegates in next steps for advancing global norms and standards to protect digital rights. 

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Why the U.N. is focusing on digital rights during humanitarian crises
21 Apr 2022
Why the U.N. is focusing on digital rights during humanitarian crises
India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill passed: “it’s a bad law”
Data Protection

Policy Brief: Nine steps to protect our data and privacy in Sri Lanka

18 Feb 2022

This brief breaks down the steps necessary to ensure Sri Lanka’s Personal Data Protection Bill is a rights-respecting data protection legislation.

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Policy Brief: Nine steps to protect our data and privacy in Sri Lanka
18 Feb 2022
Policy Brief: Nine steps to protect our data and privacy in Sri Lanka

Reports

KeepItOn 2023 Report Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023

15 May 2024

Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 283 internet shutdowns in 2023 — the highest number since 2016.

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Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023
15 May 2024
Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023
Cover Image: It's not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
Content Governance

It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices

19 Feb 2024

This Access Now report documented cases of how Meta censors Palestinian voices on Facebook and Instagram.

Publication
It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
19 Feb 2024
It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
civil society pegasus
Surveillance

Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan

1 Feb 2024

Access Now launched the new investigation report on how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan.

Publication
Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
1 Feb 2024
Between a hack and a hard place: how Pegasus spyware crushes civic space in Jordan
Header image: data protection in Africa
Data Protection

Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation

25 Jan 2024

Access Now’s new publication on understanding the data protection framework in Africa

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Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation
25 Jan 2024
Strengthening data protection in Africa: key issues for implementation

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