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.
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.
في ظل جائحة كوفيد-19: على الحكومات الخليجية رفع الحظر عن جميع تقنيات الـ VoIP
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.
Learn and share: Comparing “OTT” and telecom services
Our new infographic shows why lawmakers should be wary of applying telecom-style rules to “OTT” services.
Internet vs. telecommunication services: differences that matter for users’ rights
It doesn’t make sense to treat “OTT” services the way we do telecommunications networks. It also risks human rights.
Watch out: bad regulation of OTT services can risk your rights
Force-fitting telecom-style rules onto internet content and services can have profoundly negative implications for users’ rights.