WannaCry shows we need more cybersecurity defense, not offense
Attacks like WannaCry have a devastating impact on vulnerable people and communities around the world. Here’s what we can do to prevent them.
Access Now to human rights court: GCHQ surveillance violates human rights
Access Now has intervened in a case before the European Court of Human Rights, detailing how the surveillance conducted by the British intelligence agency GCHQ violates international human rights law and policy.
Access joins letter to UK officials criticizing GCHQ for spying on human rights groups
This week, Access joined a coalition letter to the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom sharply criticizing the government for spying on international human rights groups. The letter responded to revelations in a ruling by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which disclosed that Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) had spied on organizations in South Africa and Egypt. The UK is a member of the so-called Five Eyes coalition of governments — including the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand — that collaborates on intelligence gathering.
Human rights left out of sight in UK’s new surveillance guidelines
Access and a coalition of civil society organizations called on the Home Office of the United Kingdom to address questions about the lack of human rights protections found in its surveillance authorities.