Global Encryption Coalition

Parents’ guide to encryption

Kids live in a digital world. Even before they start using online tools, devices and games on their own, parents take pictures of them, share them and store the on the cloud. Encryption is the best tool we have to keep them safe online.

Learn more about how to use encryption to protect children.

Global Encryption Day 2023 was a great success!

Strong encryption is the standard that is keeping billions of people safe every day. We need to push back against government efforts to undermine it.

Every 21 October, we come together to be part of an annual day of action, when civil society organizations, businesses, technologists, and millions of Internet users across the world come together to promote, protect and defend strong encryption.

Power to the People: The Encryption Summit

Celebrate the transformative power of encryption and spotlight the amazing things it’s done to allow people to thrive and stay safe in the digital age by joining us for  #GED2023.

See how people around the world are advocating to save strong encryption.

Encryption safeguards the personal security of billions of people and the national security of countries 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 350 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.

Every day, we promote and protect encryption all over the world. Find out how we take action:

What did people and organizations tell us on their choice to use and implement strong encryption?

At Session we provide a safe, secure, and simple-to-use space for people to communicate with each other. Session is an end-to-end encrypted messenger that minimises sensitive metadata, designed to protect people’s privacy every time they have a conversation. We believe everyone should be able to say no — no to having their information collected, stored, ... Read More
Since adopting end-to-end encryption in 2016, WhatsApp has secured more than 100 trillion private messages for over two billion users. We believe that people should have the ability to have a private digital conversation just as we can in person. We’re proud to advance and defend privacy and security that will only become more important ... Read More
SecureCrypt features industry leading security features and strong, E2EE to secure global voice and data communications. Immune to electronic interception, electronic eavesdropping, and brute-force attack attempts. All data is fully end-to-end encrypted at all times, both at-rest and in-transit, along with all metadata being encrypted. Owning our own infrastructure means we are a truly independent ... Read More

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