Global Encryption Day Statement

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 citizens from criminals and other malicious actors.

However, some governments and organizations are pushing to weaken encryption, which would create a dangerous precedent that compromises the security and privacy 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.


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
Apple Inc.
Arenberg Crypto
Association for Progressive Communications – APC
Association for Proper Internet Governance
Baltic Internet Policy Initiative
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
Big Brother Watch
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Center for Democracy and Technology
Centro de Autonomía Digital (CAD)
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
Community NetHUBs Africa
Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN)
Derechos Digitales
Diamond Alternative Legal Services
Digital Empowerment Foundation
Digital Rights Watch
DNS Africa Media and Communications
Donuts Inc.
E-Governance and Internet Governance Foundation for Africa (EGIGFA)
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Frontiers Australia, Inc
Encryption Europe
Escola Profissional de Campanhã
FooCrypt, A Tale of Cynical Cyclical Encryption
Free Ebook Foundation
Free Tech Institute
Function X Foundation
Fundación Cibervoluntarios
Fundación Karisma
Global Partners Digital
Global Voices Crypto Messenger for E-Mail & Chat
House of Africa
Human Rights Journalists Network
Ikigai Innovation Initiative
Indic Project
Information for All
Innovation Solution Lab
INSM Network 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
The International Chat Control v2 Working Group (ICCWG)
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 Botswana 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 Ecuador Chapter
Internet Society Ethiopia Chapter
Internet Society Ghana Chapter
Internet Society Guatemala Chapter
Internet Society Haiti Chapter

Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter
Internet Society India Chennai Chapter
Internet Society India Hyderabad Chapter
Internet Society India Kolkata Chapter
Internet Society Japan Chapter
Internet Society Kenya Chapter
Internet Society Liberia Chapter
Internet Society Madagascar Chapter
Internet Society Mali Chapter
Internet Society Namibia Chapter
Internet Society New York Chapter
Internet Society Nicaragua Chapter
Internet Society Nigeria Chapter
Internet Society Norway Chapter
Internet Society Palestine 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 Uruguay Chapter
Internet Society Yemen 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
MEGA The Privacy Company
Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)
Media Rights Agenda (MRA)
New America’s Open Technology Institute
New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties
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.
Stiftung Neue Verantwortung e. V.
Surfshark Ltd.
Swathanthra malayalam Computing
Tech for Good Asia
Tech Hive Advisory
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