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To defend democracy, stand up for civil society 

30 Mar 2023

As governments, businesses, and civil society organizations gather for the 2nd U.S. Summit for Democracy, our message is clear: to defend democracy in the digital age, states must stand up for civil society, online and off.

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To defend democracy, stand up for civil society 
30 Mar 2023
To defend democracy, stand up for civil society 
U.S. Senate must stop the biggest expansion of surveillance power in 20 years

No to spyware: Biden administration bars U.S. federal government from using rights-abusing tech

28 Mar 2023

In a significant victory for human rights, the U.S. is barring operational use of foreign or domestic commercial spyware by all federal agencies, unless they meet stringent requirements.

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No to spyware: Biden administration bars U.S. federal government from using rights-abusing tech
28 Mar 2023
No to spyware: Biden administration bars U.S. federal government from using rights-abusing tech
Burkina Faso internet

The world must support people in Iran: sanctions relief helps connect the nation

26 Sep 2022

Access Now supports sanctions relief to keep Iran country connected — to information, platforms for expression, and the outside world.

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The world must support people in Iran: sanctions relief helps connect the nation
26 Sep 2022
The world must support people in Iran: sanctions relief helps connect the nation
Burkina Faso internet

U.S. moves to keep the Russian people connected despite sanctions

8 Apr 2022

In response to a coalition letter led by Access Now and the Wikimedia Foundation, the U.S. Treasury Department decided to exempt internet communications services from U.S. sanctions in Russia.

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U.S. moves to keep the Russian people connected despite sanctions
8 Apr 2022
U.S. moves to keep the Russian people connected despite sanctions
internet gateway

U.S. President Biden signs into law $65 billion for more accessible and affordable internet

1 Mar 2022

Today, President Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, which includes $65 billion to close the digital divide.

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U.S. President Biden signs into law $65 billion for more accessible and affordable internet
1 Mar 2022
U.S. President Biden signs into law $65 billion for more accessible and affordable internet
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Civil society counters Big Tech in Massachusetts privacy debate

10 Nov 2021

Access Now is correcting the record on the Massachusetts Information Privacy Act (MIPA) — a key initiative to protect people’s privacy.

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Civil society counters Big Tech in Massachusetts privacy debate
10 Nov 2021
Civil society counters Big Tech in Massachusetts privacy debate
data protection

The time is now for the U.S. FTC to combat dark patterns

1 Jun 2021

Access Now filed comments to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that examine the variety of dark patterns and their real-life harms, and call on the FTC to take action against them.

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The time is now for the U.S. FTC to combat dark patterns
1 Jun 2021
The time is now for the U.S. FTC to combat dark patterns

Exclusive: Coalition calls on Biden to form disinformation task force

29 Apr 2021
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Exclusive: Coalition calls on Biden to form disinformation task force
29 Apr 2021
Exclusive: Coalition calls on Biden to form disinformation task force
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Encryption is vital for attorney-client privilege in the digital era, and lawyers should fight for it

11 Jan 2021

In the fight for encryption, attorney-client privilege is at stake.

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Encryption is vital for attorney-client privilege in the digital era, and lawyers should fight for it
11 Jan 2021
Encryption is vital for attorney-client privilege in the digital era, and lawyers should fight for it

No longer turning blind eye, U.S. Congress finally moves to get people online amid pandemic

21 Dec 2020

Access Now applauds the U.S. Congress for coming to an agreement on a COVID-19 stimulus package that includes critical funding for broadband connectivity.

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No longer turning blind eye, U.S. Congress finally moves to get people online amid pandemic
21 Dec 2020
No longer turning blind eye, U.S. Congress finally moves to get people online amid pandemic