People in Crimea can use Gmail again
Access applauds the recent decision by U.S. government agencies to modify sanctions to allow the export of vital technologies to Crimea once again.
Google no longer restricted from offering Gmail in Crimea
In a major step forward for free expression and human rights in Crimea, the United States today lifted some of its previous restrictions on the export of vital communications technology to the region. Journalists, human rights defenders, and ordinary people in Crimea can now freely use key communications technologies, software, and services to make their voices heard.
Access joins letter citing impact of sanctions in Crimea on free expression and digital security
Access joined EFF, Global Voices Advocacy, New America’s Open Technology Institute, and Ferrari & Associates, P.C. in a letter calling for the OFAC—the agency charged with enforcing the sanctions—to issue a general license that would protect internet users.