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Breaking Encryption Myths

What the European Commission’s leaked report got wrong about online security In September 2020, a draft European Commission report called “Technical solutions to detect child sexual abuse in end-to-end encrypted communications” was leaked.1 The report gave an analysis of different ways to spot illegal content in private communications that use end-to-end encryption. Encryption is one […]

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EDRi Open Letter: Civil society views on defending privacy while preventing criminal acts

Read the full text of EDRi’s letter here.https://edri.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/20201020-EDRi-Open-letter-CSAM-and-encryption-FINAL.pdf

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CDT, GPD and Internet Society Reject Time-Worn Argument for Encryption Backdoors

Rehashing time-worn arguments, law enforcement officials of member countries of the “Five-Eyes” intelligence alliance, plus India and Japan, last weekend called on companies to create backdoors to their encrypted devices and services to provide law enforcement with exceptional access. The Internet Society, Global Partners Digital, and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), members of […]

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Latest U.S. Proposal A Frontal Assault on Encryption by Mandating Backdoors

After months of threats from the Department of Justice and the FBI, and some end runs on encryption (e.g., the EARN IT Act), Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) have introduced the most sweeping attack on encryption in more than a generation. The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data (LAED) Act, […]

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Encryption is the Digital PPE the Healthcare Industry Needs Now

The most effective way to ensure the security of our health information is to adopt and preserve uncompromised, end-to-end encryption practices, as well as the policies that support them.

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CDT, GPD, and Internet Society Take DOJ To Task on Encryption

Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a press release once again criticizing the strong encryption that Apple provides to protect iPhone users against malicious hackers and other threats. The Internet Society, Global Partners Digital, and the Center for Democracy & Technology, members of the Steering Committee of the recently launched Global Encryption Coalition, issued […]

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Global Encryption Coalition Officially Launched

Hundreds of encryption advocates around the world helped mark the launch of the Global Encryption Coalition in a series of five webinars May 14. Everyone from leading security experts, government officials, civil society advocates and many more shared their perspectives on how encryption is critical to our digital and personal health in a global pandemic. […]

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Announcing the Launch of the Global Encryption Coalition

Today, more than 30 civil society organizations joined in launching the Global Encryption Coalition, to promote and defend encryption in key countries and multilateral gatherings where it is under threat. The new coalition is led by a Steering Committee consisting of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), the Internet Society, and Global Partners Digital. […]

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Coalition launch event

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), Global Partners Digital (GPD), and the Internet Society partnered in early 2020 to form the steering committee for a new Global Encryption Coalition (GEC) to launch on May 14, 2020. The purpose of the Coalition is to defend and promote encryption in key countries and at multilateral gatherings […]