Dear Apple shareholders: you have the power to ensure “People Come First” globally
Ahead of Apple’s annual shareholder meeting, we are urging Apple shareholders to demand the company provide meaningful transparency on government censorship demands — all around the world. Here’s why every shareholder should vote yes on Shareholder Proposal 6.
How does Parler control information? Access Now calls for transparency
Parler is building a reputation as a safe haven for right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists, with users sharing information on the platform that helped terrorists storm the U.S. Capitol. Access Now is calling for transparency on how its policies affect human rights.
The fight continues this Human Rights Day: Access Now event highlights
December 10 is World Human Rights Day 2020. Under the theme “Recover Better — Stand Up for Human Rights”, organizations and individuals across the globe are coming together to advance — and innovate — the fight for human rights in the digital era. See Access Now’s recommended events:
MTN’s first transparency report marks a milestone, but raises questions
In response to mounting pressure from civil society, MTN has published an inaugural transparency report. Although this report is a welcome development, and Access Now encourages MTN to make this a yearly publication, the content leaves us with more questions than answers.
MTN transparency could shed new light on digital blackouts in Africa
After years of calls from civil society for transparency and accountability, MTN has taken an important first step.
Pandemics, protests, and power in digital spaces: the 44th U.N. Human Rights Council Session in review
In the context of COVID-19 and a wave of protests across the globe, the U.N. Human Rights Council held its 44th session. Here’s our read-out on the reports and resolutions that are key for defending digital rights around the world.
Transparency talks: video conferencing and VoIP platforms must put your privacy first
Access Now calls on video conferencing platforms to release reports clarifying exactly how they protect personal user data and enforce policies related to freedom of expression.
Video conferencing platforms: An open call for transparency reporting
Access Now has invited video and voice call providers to share steps they are taking to safeguard our security and privacy at RightsCon, so we can include updates in our Transparency Reporting Index.
The what, why, and who of transparency reporting
Transparency reports are essential tools for companies to communicate their commitment to human rights.