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Access Now calls to halt the sale of .org

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 8:17 am | Access Now

While the internet community gathered at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to debate better internet governance structures, we learned that Internet Society (ISOC), with no warning or public input, intends to sell the control of the .ORG domain registry ... More >>

EU states vote on ePrivacy reform

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 11:49 am | Access Now

Brussels, Belgium —Today, the representatives of the EU states have rejected the text presented by the Finnish Presidency on the ePrivacy Regulation. With this vote, the ePrivacy reform could stay at a standstill for many months or even be withdrawn ... More >>

Human rights groups press for evaluation of digital ID

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 7:55 am | Access Now

Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2019) — Today a group of more than 60 civil society organizations, technologists, and experts from around the world released Why ID: Protecting Our Identity in the Digital Age . The open letter calls on international ... More >>

Facebook Should Go Ahead with Its Plans to Encrypt

Friday, 4 October 2019, 10:30 am | Access Now

October 3, 2019 — News broke today that authorities in the U.K., U.S., and Australia are calling on Facebook to delay plans to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services. More >>

G7 internet charter has foundations right, details dangerous

Friday, 20 September 2019, 8:50 am | Access Now

September 19, 2019 — G7 member countries -with the exception of the United States- have signed the “ Charter For A Free, Open and Safe Internet ” (“the charter”), a voluntary pledge similar to the Christchurch Call that lists out actions that countries ... More >>

Strike Down the Toothless Privacy Shield

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:36 pm | Access Now

September 18, 2019 —Access Now is calling upon the European Commission to strike down the EU-US “Privacy Shield” arrangement in light of the repeated failure by the US administration to take the necessary steps to protect European privacy ... More >>

Internet shutdowns will further hurt Hong Kong

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 8:30 am | Access Now

As part of a larger crackdown on the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has suggested that her administration would consider using legacy emergency legal powers to allow the Government of Hong Kong to censor, disrupt, and block social ... More >>

India: Keep Internet Open And Secure in Jammu and Kashmir

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 2:11 pm | Access Now

Global Coalition Calls for India to Keep the Internet Open And Secure in the Territory of Jammu And Kashmir More >>

Christchurch Call emphasizes human rights but more needed

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 10:12 am | Access Now

Today, a group of governments led by New Zealand, and major tech companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Twitter, signed and published the “ Christchurch Call ,” a voluntary pledge with commitments aimed at eliminating terrorist and ... More >>

Global coalition urges India to withdraw proposed amendments

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 2:05 pm | Access Now

Global coalition urges India to withdraw proposed amendments to Intermediary Guidelines More >>

Social media shutdown in Venezuela a warning

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 1:47 pm | Access Now


U.S. Withdrawal From U.N. Human Rights Council Condemned

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:37 pm | Access Now

Today, Access Now condemns the Trump Administration after its announcement that the United States is pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council (“HRC”). The HRC is a 47-state body entrusted with protecting and promoting human rights, ... More >>

European Parliament must vote to stop surveillance equipment

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 12:22 pm | Access Now

EU: European Parliament must vote to stop surveillance equipment going to rights-abusing governments Brussels, BE - European Parliament’s (EP) vote tomorrow could stop the export of dangerous surveillance equipment to rights-abusing governments, according ... More >>

EU adopts strong position on surveillance export controls

Friday, 24 November 2017, 7:04 pm | Access Now

Brussels, BE —Yesterday, the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) adopted a strong position on the EU dual-use recast. This develops on the European Commission proposal presented on 28 September 2016. Whereas the EU Commission ... More >>

Five Eyes governments On encryption

Saturday, 21 October 2017, 7:00 pm | Access Now

This summer, a five-nation coalition of rights groups asked leaders in the "Five Eyes" surveillance partnership -- Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States -- to disavow any and all plans to mandate deliberate ... More >>

Deadline Approaching for 2017 Human Rights Awards

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 8:55 am | Access Now

Don't forget: we need your nominations for the 2017 Heroes & Villains Awards! The deadline is quickly approaching. More >>

Turnbull is Playing a Dangerous Shell Game

Friday, 7 July 2017, 6:56 pm | Access Now

Prime Minister Turnbull is Playing a Dangerous Shell Game with Calls to Break Encryption July 7, 2017 — Ahead of this week’s G20 economic summit, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is once again raising the subject of encryption. According to Australian ... More >>

Access Now Urges EC to Push for US Surveillance Reform

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 5:28 pm | Access Now

Access Now Urges European Commission to Push for US Surveillance Reform through the “Privacy Shield” Review More >>

Even with Macron victory in France, risks for human rights

Monday, 8 May 2017, 5:09 pm | Access Now

On Sunday France elected a new president, Emmanuel Macron, who will be leading the country for the next five years. In the context of the global trend toward authoritarian populism and its negative impact on the fundamental rights to privacy and free expression, ... More >>

For Giving Tuesday, help #KeepItOn

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 10:05 am | Access Now

Tomorrow is the last day you can buy a limited edition “Error 404” bath bomb to fight internet shutdowns! It's sparkling gold on the outside, blue on the inside, and a fizzy disruption fighter. For just $7 you can own one -- and you'll be supporting ... More >>



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