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Global Encryption Coalition Steering Committee Statement in support of industry adoption of end-to-end encryption  

The Center for Democracy & Technology, Global Partners Digital, the Internet Freedom Foundation, the Internet Society, and Mozilla, constituting the Steering Committee of the Global Encryption Coalition, issued the following statement regarding recent adoptions of end-to-end encryption by default:  Last week, Meta announced that it will be turning on end-to-end encryption by default for Messenger […]

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Over 40 organizations and cybersecurity experts call on the Turkish government not to undermine end-to-end encryption

On 20 April, over 40 organizations and cybersecurity experts, including members of the Global Encryption Coalition, released a joint statement calling on the Turkish government not to undermine end-to-end encryption. Please see the joint statement below in English and Turkish. As Turkey faces threats to its security and economy, the reliance of Turkey’s residents, businesses, […]

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Global Encryption Coalition Steering Committee Statement on EU-US Cooperation on Turning Public Opinion Against Encryption

The members of the Global Encryption Coalition’s Steering Committee — the Center for Democracy & Technology, Internet Society, Global Partners Digital, Mozilla Corp. and the Internet Freedom Foundation — issued the following statement on the EU-US collaboration against encryption on April 5, 2023:   Among the troubling strategies of those who are threatening the right to […]

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Mozilla and Internet Freedom Foundation Join Global Encryption Coalition Steering Committee

The Global Encryption Coalition (GEC) is proud to announce that Mozilla Corporation (Mozilla) and the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) are joining the Coalition’s Steering Committee, alongside the three founding members – the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), Global Partners Digital (GPD), and the Internet Society (ISOC). This expansion of the Coalition’s Steering Committee comes as […]

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Encryption: a tool to defend women’s rights

It does not matter who is in power, if it’s left, if it’s right, if we are in 1950 or 2023, you must remain vigilant throughout your life, a quote from Simone de Beauvoir remains ever contemporary to women all over the world. It relates to the fact that women’s rights have been consistently put in jeopardy […]

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70 organizations, cyber security experts, and elected officials sign open letter expressing dangers of the UK’s Online Safety Bill

On 24 November, seventy civil society organizations, companies, elected officials, and cybersecurity experts, including Global Encryption Coalition members, published an open letter to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak highlighting their concerns with the threat that the United Kingdom’s Online Safety Bill poses to end-to-end encryption. Dear Prime Minister Sunak, With cyber attacks becoming ever-more frequent […]

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Record number of policymakers show support on global encryption day

The second annual Global Encryption Day was held on October 21st under a simple message: “End-to-end encryption protects us all – that’s why we need to protect it.” This second edition, built upon the first edition’s successes and culminated in over 60 community events around the world, over 9,5 million interactions on social media, and […]

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Turkey’s authoritarian slide takes aim at encryption

This month, Turkey’s parliament passed a legislative package that will give authorities the power to control, restrict and criminalize online speech. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself proposed what analysts are calling “the disinformation bill” or the “censorship law,” which amends 40 existing laws. In the 2021 Reporters Without Borders media freedom index, Turkey was ranked […]

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Major Tech Players and Civil Society Groups Call on Governments around the World to Protect Encryption on Global Encryption Day

Global Encryption Coalition, including anonymity network Tor and Open Rights Group, call on governments around the world to protect encryption Tor Executive Director says “encryption should be a right” as it allows people to “resist and fight for change” Intervention comes on Global Encryption Day as legislative attempts to undermine encryption progress around the world […]

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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 […]