About Global Encryption Coalition

Encryption safeguards the personal security of billions of people and the national security of nations 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.  Actions in one country that undermine encryption threaten us all.
 
The mission of the Global Encryption Coalition is to promote and defend encryption in key countries and multilateral gatherings where it is under threat. It also supports efforts by companies to offer encrypted services to their users.

With a steering committee led by the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), Global Partners Digital (GPD) and the Internet Society, the Global Encryption Coalition is composed of national coalitions, civil society groups, corporations, academics, and technologists around the world who agree to support its founding statement.

Our Founding Statement

Encryption is a critical technology that helps keep people, their information, and communications private and secure.  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.  Actions in one country that undermine encryption threaten us all.
 
As a global coalition, we call on governments and the private sector to reject efforts to undermine encryption and 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.