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.
Privacy advocates call on U.S. Congress to release information crucial for surveillance reform debate
Access Now joins more than 30 civil society organizations in calling for U.S. House Judiciary Committee leaders to release critical information regarding the current implementation of U.S. surveillance laws.
Access Now urges European Commission to push for US surveillance reform through the “Privacy Shield” review
Changes in the United States put the “Privacy Shield” at risk, including executive orders that disregard the rights of anyone outside the country.
The U.S. has to stop spying without protecting human rights. Fixing Section 702 is a start.
Today more than 30 major companies and organizations joined the effort to reform Section 702 the U.S. FISA Amendments Act (FAA).
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.
In privacy victory, U.S. NSA to stop collecting communications “about” foreign intel targets
Ending the practice of collecting communications “about” intelligence targets is an important win for privacy, setting the stage for deeper U.S. surveillance reform.
How Edward Snowden started a conversation that is changing the world
Edward Snowden did the right thing when he exposed surveillance practices that damage human rights worldwide. He should be pardoned.
Too much posturing and not enough substance on encryption
Last week, Obama Administration officials revealed that they will not force technology companies to weaken encryption to give government officials special access to users’ data. However, this is only a partial win for advocates of smart digital security policy. As our U.S. policy manager Amie Stepanovich explains in a post at Just Security, ambiguity remains with regard to the administration’s stand on encryption.
French National Assembly pushes forward international Surveillance law
Access denounces the French National Assembly’s approval of a new bill that would give France authority to conduct mass indiscriminate surveillance of millions of individuals in France and abroad.
Access Congratulates U.S. Senate for Advancing Legislation to End Bulk Collection
Access today congratulates the United States Senate, which voted 77-17 to advance the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.