Global Partners Digital (GPD)

Global Partners Digital (GPD) is a social purpose company dedicated to fostering a digital environment underpinned by human rights and democratic values. They do this by making policy spaces and processes more open, inclusive and transparent, and by facilitating strategic, informed and coordinated engagement in these processes by public interest actors. In 2016, GPD supported APC for the implementation of the “Africa regional workshop, “The Internet as a Driver of Free Expression in Africa”.

Link: http://www.global-partners.co.uk/ 

APC statement at the UN Open-ended Working Group on International Cybersecurity
APC statement at the UN Open-ended Working Group on International Cybersecurity 13 February 2020 APC and others

Statement by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Second Substantive Session of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security New York, 12 February 2020 Delivered by Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)   Distinguished Chair, colleagues,  The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes this opportunity to address the United Nations Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) and to ...

Over 100 civil society organisations call on Facebook to implement end-to-end encryption across its platforms
Over 100 civil society organisations call on Facebook to implement end-to-end encryption across its platforms 07 October 2019 APCNews

Last week it was revealed that the governments of the US, UK and Australia are pressuring Facebook to "not proceed with its plan to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services without ensuring that there is no reduction to user safety and without including a means for lawful access to the content of communications to protect our citizens." APC joined over a hundred civil society organisations, including over 20 members, in supporting an open letter to Facebook encouraging th...

Open Letter: Facebook’s End-to-End Encryption Plans
Open Letter: Facebook’s End-to-End Encryption Plans 07 October 2019 Various

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, The organizations below write today to encourage you, in no uncertain terms, to continue increasing the end-to-end security across Facebook’s messaging services. We have seen requests from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australian governments asking you to suspend these plans “until [Facebook] can guarantee the added privacy does not reduce public safety”. We ...

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