Why we don’t like Amazon Ring
Amazon Ring video doorbells are amplifying discrimination, one sensor at a time. We unpack how Ring-police partnerships threaten human rights and what you can do to combat surveillance.
Access Now addresses the U.N. Security Council on countering hate speech online
Before the United Nations Security Council, Access Now explained proactive ways to address and counter hate speech online.
Civil society to U.S. FTC: fight for civil rights and privacy
Access Now and civil society partners call on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to take a stand against exploitation and discrimination online.
Prohibiting discriminatory algorithms: U.S. Congress has a plan
Access Now is proud to endorse the Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act of 2021, introduced by U.S. Senator Markey and Representative Matsui. The bill would help protect marginalized communities from discrimination online and increase transparency into websites’ systems of content promotion and moderation.
Protocol for exclusion: why COVID-19 vaccine “passports” threaten human rights
As the global COVID-19 vaccine rollout gains momentum, governments are clamoring to implement measures to help the world return to pre-virus normality. This includes exploring digital vaccine certificates — or COVID-19 vaccine “passports”. Current proposals, however, threaten human rights.
Encryption is vital for attorney-client privilege in the digital era, and lawyers should fight for it
In the fight for encryption, attorney-client privilege is at stake.
Fighting systemic racism in the digital age: a global challenge
On Human Rights Day of 2020, we highlight the mandate of E. Tendayi Achiume, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to fight systematic racism.
Civil society to U.S. Congress: don’t let disinformation run rampant
Access Now and public interest partners oppose the Online Content Policy Modernization Act, legislation that would hamper platforms’ ability to combat disinformation and hate speech.
COVID-19 response technology must protect civil rights
Access Now joins coalition letter to U.S. Congress calling for civil rights and privacy protections in COVID-19 response technology.