Global Encryption Coalition

Encryption safeguards the personal security of billions of people and the national security of countries around the world.

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.  
 
The Global Encryption Coalition (GEC) was founded in 2020 by the Center for Democracy & Technology, Global Partners Digital and the Internet Society and now has over 200 members.

Its mission is to promote and defend encryption in key countries and multilateral fora where it is under threat. The GEC also supports efforts by companies to offer encrypted services to their users.

Make the Switch on Global Encryption Day

Join us for the inaugural Global Encryption Day on 21 October, 2021 and find out how you can Make the Switch to end-to-end encryption.

Join the Coalition

  • Access informed policy debates on encryption around the world
  • Support from a wide range of tech organizations and cybersecurity experts for your advocacy
  • Amplify your advocacy messages through the global GEC member community

Become a Friend of the Coalition

  • Show your support for the GEC’s mission
  • Access toolkits to bolster your encryption advocacy efforts
  • Receive the GEC monthly newsletter

Global Encryption Coalition Steering Committee