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Strong encryption is a critical technology that helps keep people, their information, and communications private and secure. It underpins online trust, protects members of vulnerable communities, and safeguards the data of governments, businesses, and everyday citizens from criminals and hostile governments.

However, some governments and organisations are pushing to weaken encryption, which would create a dangerous precedent that compromises the security of billions of people around the world. Actions in one country that undermine encryption threaten us all.

On Global Encryption Day, we call on governments and the private sector to reject efforts to undermine encryption and instead pursue policies that enhance, strengthen, and promote use of strong encryption to protect people everywhere. We also support and encourage the efforts of companies to protect their customers by deploying strong encryption on their services and on their platforms. Strong encryption is a critical tool toward a safer world for us all.

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Access Now

Africa Media and Information Technology Initiative (AfriMITI)

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX)

Alianza por el Cifrado en Latinoamérica y el Caribe (AC-LAC)

AP2SI - Associação Portuguesa para a Promoção da Segurança da Informação

Arenberg Crypto

Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Association for Proper Internet Governance

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)

Big Brother Watch


Canadian Civil Liberties Association


Centro Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sobre Internet (CLISI)

Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East & Southern Africa (CIPESA)

Comisión para la Colaboración del Desarrollo de Internet en las IES

Committee to Protect Journalists

Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN)

Derechos Digitales

Diamond Alternative Legal Services

Digital Empowerment Foundation

Digital Rights Watch


Donuts Inc.


E-Governance and Internet Governance Foundation for Africa (EGIGFA)

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Frontiers Australia, Inc

Escola Profissional de Campanhã


Function X Foundation

Fundación Cibervoluntarios

Fundación Karisma

Global Partners Digital

Global Voices

Human Rights Journalists Network



Ikigai Innovation Initiative

Indic Project

Innovation Solution Lab

Institute for Internet and the Just Society

Instituto Beta: Internet & Democracia – IBIDEM

Instituto de Referência em Internet e Sociedade - IRIS

Instituto Liberdade Digital

Instituto Nacional para el Desarrollo de la Ciberseguridad

INSM Network

International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group

International Press Institute (IPI)

Internet Australia

Internet Freedom Foundation

Internet Governance Project

Internet Society

Internet Society Belgium Chapter

Internet Society Brazil Chapter

Internet Society Cameroon Chapter

Internet Society (Canada) Manitoba Chapter

Internet Society Catalonia Chapter

Internet Society Chad Chapter

Internet Society Colombia Chapter

Internet Society Congo Chapter

Internet Society Cote d’Ivoire Chapter

Internet Society Ghana Chapter

Internet Society Guatemala Chapter

Internet Society Haiti Chapter

Internet Society Hong Kong

Internet Society India Chennai Chapter

Internet Society India Hyderabad Chapter

Internet Society Japan Chapter

Internet Society Kenya Chapter

Internet Society Kolkata Chapter

Internet Society Liberia Chapter

Internet Society Madagascar Chapter

Internet Society Namibia Chapter

Internet Society New York Chapter

Internet Society Nicaragua Chapter

Internet Society Nigeria Chapter

Internet Society Norway Chapter

Internet Society Philippines Chapter

Internet Society Portugal Chapter

Internet Society Puerto Rico Chapter

Internet Society Rwanda Chapter

Internet Society Senegal Chapter

Internet Society Singapore Chapter

Internet Society Somalia Chapter

Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter

Internet Society Trinidad and Tobago Chapter

Internet Society UK England Chapter

Internet Society Zimbabwe Chapter

Internet Users Forever society

Interpeer Project

IPANDETEC Central America


Jokkolabs Banjul

Kijiji Yeetu

Law and Technology Research Institute of Recife - IP.rec


LGBT Technology Partnership

Lusófona University


Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)

Media Rights Agenda (MRA)


New America's Open Technology Institute

Nitrokey GmbH

NUTS Technologies

Nym Technologies

ONG Acción Constitucional


Open Governance Network for Europe


Paradigm Initiative

PEN America

Post Graduate Department of Computer Science & IT, DAV College Amritsar, Punjab

Privacy & Access Council of Canada

Privacy International


Prostasia Foundation

Proteus Technologies Limited


Pundi X Labs

Quantum Leap Development

Ranking Digital Rights

Reform Government Surveillance


Restore The Fourth

SeeZam S.A.

Simply Secure

Stiftung Neue Verantwortung e. V.

Surfshark Ltd.

Swathanthra malayalam Computing


Tech for Good Asia

The Dialogue

The Tor Project





Venchamax Company

V. I. Okonkwo & Company

West Africa ICT Action Network

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform

Youth Forum for Social Justice