Why the “Digital Geneva Convention” needs more work to protect human rights
It can be strengthened by adhering to and reinforcing the existing human rights framework, along with other improvements.
European Parliament adopts strong position on surveillance export controls to protect human rights
What happens when summer is over? EU Cybersec 2.0!
Here’s what we expect for Europe’s cybersecurity agenda this fall.
Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment
EU-made electronic surveillance equipment is still exported to authoritarian countries. We strongly urge all EU member states to safeguard human rights.
Open letter to the next President of the United States
Read our 10-point agenda in support of digital rights for the next President of the United States.
Pakistan’s new cybercrime powers to have global reach
Yet another bill intended to make the internet more secure instead globally undermines digital security and privacy.
Access Now denounces inclusion of CISA text in omnibus spending bill
Congress is taking a shortcut to sneak the dangerous CISA cyber-surveillance bill into law without the public knowing what’s going on.
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.
Four lessons for digital rights activists from the Games for Change festival
How do video games impact digital rights? Here are four lessons for activists from the Games for Change festival.
Global Conference on Cyber Space heavy on “cyber,” light on solutions
Last week representatives from government, the corporate sector, civil society, and academia flocked to the Hague in the Netherlands for the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) to talk about freedom, growth, and security online. Despite two day’s worth of sessions and side events, little of substance was accomplished when it comes to protecting internet users’ freedom or bulwarking the security of the internet.