Access Now to U.N.: it’s time for transparency in the Tech Envoy process
Transparency and inclusivity are critical to a successful Tech Envoy appointment. The U.N. must make all key information publicly accessible.
U.N. propels internet shutdowns into the spotlight, calls on key stakeholders to act
Access Now is thrilled to promote a new addendum report to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the pressing need to combat internet shutdowns globally.
U.N. Joint Statement: experts call for centering digital rights in pandemic recovery on eve of RightsCon 2021
Access Now welcomes a joint statement from U.N. Special Procedures emphasizing that digital rights are “a top priority” to rebuild civic space amid COVID-19 recovery.
To protect privacy in the digital age, world governments can and must do more
The latest U.N. privacy resolution does not go far enough, missing the opportunity to respond firmly to the human rights threats posed by systemic racism, artificial intelligence, facial recognition technology, and other key technological and social developments.
Watch: Access Now’s Joseph Steele addresses 75th United Nations General Assembly
In a U.N. meeting on protecting future generations in the digital era, Steele urged global stakeholders to cease exploitative data collection, renew the commitment to bring everyone meaningfully online, and stop internet shutdowns and unlawful censorship.