Global Encryption Coalition

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.

On Global Encryption Day, we need you to join our efforts to defend strong encryption. End-to-end encryption protects all of us – that’s why we all need to protect it.

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 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.

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

At Proton we offer end-to-end encrypted products including email, calendar and VPNs. We believe people should have the right to decide for themselves who can access their personal data and that the best way for a company to protect user data is by not having it in the first place. Using end-to-end encryption as standard ... Read More
Our end-to-end encrypted cloud collaboration service helps thousands of teams protect the privacy of their most valuable data. Organizations of all shapes and sizes, from NGOs to education and research institutes, small-and medium sized businesses and larger corporations, rely on Tresorit’s end-to-end encrypted service to make sure that their files are only readable to them ... 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

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