Access Now welcomes new Ranking Digital Rights Index
Ranking Digital Rights has released its 2017 Corporate Accountability Index, unveiling new indicators to encourage meaningful change — including tracking corporate response to internet shutdowns.
Telcos urged to help stop Cameroon shutdown
More than 25 organizations sent an open tetter to Cameroon telco CEOs demanding transparency and asking for push-back against any government orders they are executing.
#KeepItOn: Mobile carriers boost internet for U.S. inauguration events and demonstrations
The move will enable free expression and the documentation of any potential rights abuses.
Telcos warned against shutting down DR Congo networks
The Democratic Republic of Congo wants a social media blackout on Monday. Can we stop them?
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.
Uganda blocks social media (again), harms human rights
For the second time this year Uganda has carried out an internet shutdown during the election period. It’s time to push back.
Access Now sends digital rights demands to 10 tech and telco chairs
Today we sent letters to 10 companies evaluated by Ranking Digital Rights, offering guidance for improving their practices to better respect human rights.
Transparency for the win: What the latest reports tell us about human rights
We’ve updated and relaunched our Transparency Reporting Index. Here’s a look at what the latest reports show about how companies are handling government demands to access users’ data or censor content.
Access Now welcomes human rights partnership between telcos and GNI
The GNI is a global, collaborative initiative that works to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector. Now, seven telecommunications companies have joined the initiative as observers, a laudable step toward increased accountability for respecting human rights.
Telcos find backbone, deny Guinea’s request for users’ data
In the west African nation of Guinea Conakry, three telcos just said “no” to government demands that they hand over all subscriber and call data.