How to do RightsCon Right
A few weeks from now we’ll hold RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016. Here’s your guide to getting the most out of the RightsCon experience.
McCaul’s Crypto Commission: First, do no harm
However well-intended, a new Congressional commission on encryption may do more harm than good.
Five predictions for digital rights in 2016
Here are our predictions for trends in digital rights in 2016 — including information about how you can get involved in the fight to defend those rights.
Announcing Crypto Summit 2.0
Today Access Now announces Crypto Summit 2.0, which will be held in San Francisco on March 30, 2016.
Let’s not trample upon human rights in the name of “cyber”
This year, major data breaches at corporations and within government have spurred officials to do something ?— anything at all ?— to fix online security. We’ve seen a raft of so-called cybersecurity legislation introduced around the world that creates more problems than it solves, trampling upon privacy and human rights in the name of “cyber.” Access has been involved in a number of those fights around the world.
Encryption debate crackles as Crypto Summit draws to a close
Access’ Crypto Summit finished after a long day of spirited debate about one of the most pressing concerns confronting technology today — encryption and the future of the internet. Here are a few closing highlights.
Crypto Summit kicks off with spotlight on encryption and the future of the net
Today, Access kicked off our inaugural Crypto Summit, a multistakeholder conference devoted to emerging questions about cryptography and the future of the internet. These are edited remarks from Access’ Technology Director Jamie Tomasello and U.S. Policy Manager Amie Stepanovich from the event in Washington, DC.
Encryption debate heats up on the Hill in advance of Crypto Summit
Today, senior members of the Obama Administration, including the director of the FBI, visited the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Intelligence committees to discuss encryption policy. FBI Director James Comey, along with officials from the Department of Justice and state law enforcement, requested a “dialogue” with the private sector to enable the government to obtain exceptional access to encrypted data. Yet leading security experts have made clear that such access would undermine the security of technology and the privacy of internet users around the world.