encryption

Launch of the Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean
Launch of the Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean 26 October 2021

The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean, of which APC forms part, responds to our belief that a regional pro-encryption agenda will contribute to guaranteeing the development of the internet ecosystem together with the exercise of democracy and respect for human rights.

What is encryption and why is it key to human rights?
What is encryption and why is it key to human rights? 18 October 2021 Verónica Ferrari

In the lead-up to the first ever annual Global Encryption Day this 21 October, APC's global policy advocacy coordinator, Verónica Ferrari, offers an overview of the different ways in which encryption plays a crucial role in ensuring the protection of a range of human rights.

The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean is born
The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean is born 14 October 2021 The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America

The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean (AC-LAC) has been established as a platform for collective capacity and knowledge building, with cryptography as an essential tool for promoting and protecting security and respect for fundamental human rights in the region, such as freedom of expression and privacy.

To protect privacy in the digital age, world governments can and must do more
To protect privacy in the digital age, world governments can and must do more 25 January 2021 APC, Access Now and ARTICLE 19

A new resolution on privacy in the digital age adopted at the UN General Assembly reaffirms the fundamental importance of the right to privacy and renews international commitment to ending all abuses and violations of this vital right worldwide.

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

APC joined over a hundred civil society organisations, including over 20 members, in supporting an open letter to Facebook encouraging the company "in no uncertain terms, to continue increasing the end-to-end security across Facebook’s messaging services."

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

Civil society organizations write to encourage Facebook, in no uncertain terms, to continue increasing the end-to-end security across its messaging services. Given the remarkable reach of Facebook’s messaging services, ensuring default end-to-end security will provide a substantial boon to worldwide communications freedom, to public safety, and to democratic values.

States must provide comprehensive protections for secure communications: Oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council 37th session
States must provide comprehensive protections for secure communications: Oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council 37th session 09 March 2018 APC, ARTICLE 19, IFEX and Privacy International

The Association for Progressive Communications, ARTICLE 19, IFEX and Privacy International are gravely concerned about the growing crackdown by states on secure digital communications, including encryption and technologies that enhance anonymity and confidentiality.

Turkey: Secure digital communications are essential for human rights - Joint oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council 36th Session
Turkey: Secure digital communications are essential for human rights - Joint oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council 36th Session 19 September 2017 Various

APC and over 60 organisations  express grave concern about the growing crackdown by states on the use of secure digital communications. In particular, we highlight Turkey's  arrest and continued pre-trial detention of IT consultant Ali Gharavi and non-violence trainer Peter Steudtner on 5 July.

Open letter to the leaders of the world’s governments on security for all
Open letter to the leaders of the world’s governments on security for all 12 January 2016 Various

Governments should reject laws, policies, or other mandates or practices, including secret agreements with companies, that limit access to or undermine encryption and other secure communications tools and technologies.

Joint Civil Society Statement to the Human Rights Council: Promote Strong Encryption and Anonymity in the Digital Age
Joint Civil Society Statement to the Human Rights Council: Promote Strong Encryption and Anonymity in the Digital Age 17 June 2015 APC

APC has joined 26 NGOs in welcoming the report of UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communication, which was presented to the Human Rights Council today.

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