U.S. Congress takes additional steps to combat spyware
Landmark ruling in Brazil: Supreme Federal Court overturns executive order on massive data share
May 7, 2020 — a historic day for data protection and fundamental rights in Brazil.
Access Now joins legal brief supporting privacy of Facebook users
A mass warrant served on Facebook related to 381 users has worrying implications for our privacy and free expression.
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.
New cybersecurity legislation introduced in U.S., but still doesn’t protect users
Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper introduced the Cyber Threat Sharing Act of 2015, a new bill to authorize the public/private dissemination of cybersecurity-related information. The legislation’s limitations on the type of information that can be shared are not enough to protect user privacy. Access is calling on the U.S. Congress not to consider information-sharing legislation–which could ostensibly create new surveillance authorities under the guise of cybersecurity–until existing surveillance authorities are adequately reformed.