Saudi Arabia: Microsoft should suspend data center plans
We join civil society in calling on Microsoft to suspend its data center plans in Saudia Arabia until it can demonstrate how it will mitigate potential rights abuses.
Ban biometric surveillance: civil society demands outright prohibitions on public and private use
Ban biometric surveillance! Access Now and over 150 civil society actors across the globe are calling for a ban on biometric surveillance.
Hong Kong’s Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads
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.
Europe is consulting stakeholders on cross-border access to e-evidence. Here’s what we told them.
The European Commission will soon introduce legislation on cross-border access to electronic evidence. That legislation must protect human rights.
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.
What’s wrong with the system for cross-border access to data
It creates incentives for governments to employ workarounds that harm our privacy.
Ranking Digital Rights: Companies ranked on privacy and free expression respond
Twelve out of the 16 companies in Ranking Digital Rights’ 2015 Corporate Accountability Index have now publicly responded. Here are the results.
Access welcomes internet companies announcement in fight for surveillance reform
This morning eight major internet companies — AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo! — issued a broad and powerful call for surveillance reform. The joint statement represents the strongest stance yet by U.S. internet companies on government surveillance and has the potential to shift the debate in Washington.
What the Microsoft transparency report does–and does not–tell us about Skype
The Access team has reviewed Microsoft’s transparency report and analyzed what it does–and does not–tell us about law enforcement requests for Skype data, as well as how it measures up to the demands in the January open letter from civil society.