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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?

In 2013, Mega pioneered user-controlled end-to-end encryption through the web browser. Today, it provides the same zero-knowledge privacy and security for its cloud storage and chat applications, whether through a web browser, mobile app, desktop app or command line tool. Mega The Privacy Company provides Privacy by Design based on the uncompromising use of zero-knowledge ... Read More
Let’s Encrypt started with a mission to get the Web to 100% encryption – we want everyone to be able to experience a more secure and privacy-respecting Web. Encryption also helps site operators to have assurance that their content is being delivered as intended. We’ve made great progress toward that goal and are committed to ... Read More
At the Tor Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we build free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies to advance human rights and freedoms. Tor Browser relies on end-to-end encryption to provide users protection against tracking, surveillance, and censorship. We’re proud to help millions of people take back their right to privacy, to freely access and ... 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