Snatching away a lifeline: Australia cannot deny asylum seekers mobile phone access
Lawmakers must reject a bill to give the Australian Border Force the right to confiscate mobile phones — a lifeline of information, communication, and documentation — from asylum seekers in Australian immigration detention.
Pandemics, protests, and power in digital spaces: the 44th U.N. Human Rights Council Session in review
In the context of COVID-19 and a wave of protests across the globe, the U.N. Human Rights Council held its 44th session. Here’s our read-out on the reports and resolutions that are key for defending digital rights around the world.
Transparency talks: video conferencing and VoIP platforms must put your privacy first
Access Now calls on video conferencing platforms to release reports clarifying exactly how they protect personal user data and enforce policies related to freedom of expression.
365 days and counting: Myanmar must end the internet blackout in Rakhine and Chin states
This week, on June 21, the states of Rakhine and Chin in Myanmar entered their second year of internet shutdowns in the region.