Who we hurt when we attack encryption
Encryption is a vital tool for keeping human rights defenders safe from powerful adversaries. Case studies from Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline show how strong encryption makes the world safer for everyone.
Iris scanning of refugees is disproportionate and dangerous — What’s happening behind IrisGuard’s closed doors?
Refugees should not be required to hand over personal biometric data in exchange for basic needs such as purchasing food. However, iris scan tech is reportedly being used by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan.
Snatching away a lifeline: Australia cannot deny asylum seekers mobile phone access
Lawmakers must reject a bill to give the Australian Border Force the right to confiscate mobile phones — a lifeline of information, communication, and documentation — from asylum seekers in Australian immigration detention.
U.N. refugee agency: internet access key to COVID-19 response
Access Now is engaging with the UNHCR to support refugees deliberately disconnected from the internet as COVID-19 continues to spread.
Network shutdowns in Rohingya camps: how they’re damaging the fragile information ecosystem of refugees from Myanmar
Visits to the refugee camps show that degrading cell service is harming the Rohingyas’ capacity to get access to vital information, express themselves freely, and otherwise exercise their fundamental human rights.
Give us your Twitter, your Facebook, your passwords guarding your free expression
The Trump administration is floating a plan to require travelers to hand over social media passwords at the border. That would be a gross violation of human rights.
Digital Citizen: Special edition on refugees and technology
Digital Citizen brings you the latest news, policy, and research on human rights in the Arab World. This special issue focuses on refugees and technology.