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.

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?

Nowadays, censorship and cybersecurity issues are on the rise. Owing to the centralized nature of big tech platforms, every message sent by users is stored on their central cloud servers. This centralization turns user data into an enticing resource for powerful entitie and advertising firms. User data privacy and ownership have been completely stripped away! ... Read More

Security and privacy are vitally important to Zoom users. Both free and paid users can opt to host end-to-end encrypted meetings within their accounts. Zoom E2EE meetings can accommodate up to 1,000 people! As a global leader for secure communications, we look forward to expanding our support for E2EE to Zoom Phone in the ... Read More

At the Tor Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we build free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies to advance human rights and freedoms. Tor Browser relies on end-to-end encryption to provide users protection against tracking, surveillance, and censorship. We’re proud to help millions of people take back their right to privacy, to freely access and ... 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