Global civil society urges Gulf countries to unblock internet calling services
Access Now, together with more than 25 organizations, signed a joint statement urging the UAE, Oman, and Qatar to permanently lift the ban on WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype, and all other VoIP platforms, especially in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Gulf governments must unblock all VoIP technologies
More than 25 civil society organizations from around the world are calling on the UAE, Oman, and Qatar to immediately and permanently restore access to services for internet voice and video calls.
Access Now position paper: Protecting digital rights in the “OTT” debate
We offer high-level principles and recommendations to help policymakers, regulators, and civil society understand and engage in the “OTT” debate.
What’s wrong with the system for cross-border access to data
It creates incentives for governments to employ workarounds that harm our privacy.
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.
Access joins open letter calling on Skype to clarify user security, release transparency report
Access has joined more than forty organizations and 61 individuals in sending an open letter to Skype, asking the company to clarify its policies for protecting users’ security and to release a comprehensive transparency report detailing government requests for user data.