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Global Encryption Day Statement

153 organisations and businesses have signed our statement of support.

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 everyday citizens from criminals and hostile governments.

However, some governments and organizations 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.

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.

Signed by

  • AccessNow
  • 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)
  • Apple.Inc
  • AP2SI – Associação Portuguesa para a Promoção da Segurança da Informação
  • 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
  • Blacknight
  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • CCAOI
  • 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
  • Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN)
  • Derechos Digitales
  • Diamond Alternative Legal Services
  • Digital Empowerment Foundation
  • Digital Rights Watch
  • dmarcian
  • Donuts Inc.
  • Echoworx
  • E-Governance and Internet Governance Foundation for Africa (EGIGFA)
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Electronic Frontiers Australia, Inc
  • ENCRYPT UGANDA
  • Encryption Europe
  • Escola Profissional de Campanhã
  • Facebook
  • Function X Foundation
  • Fundación Cibervoluntarios
  • Fundación Karisma
  • Global Partners Digital
  • Global Voices
  • Human Rights Journalists Network
  • IDDLAC
  • IFEX
  • Ikigai Innovation Initiative
  • Indic Project
  • Innovation Solution Lab
  • 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
  • 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 Brazil Chapter
  • Internet Society Cameroon Chapter
  • Internet Society (Canada) Manitoba Chapter
  • Internet Society Catalonia Chapter
  • Internet Soceity Chad Chapter
  • Internet Society Colombia Chapter
  • Internet Society Congo Chapter
  • Internet Society Cote d’Ivoire Chapter
  • Internet Society Ghana Chapter
  • Internet Society Guatemala Chapter
  • Internet Society Haiti Chapter
  • Internet Society Hong Kong
  • Internet Society India Chennai Chapter
  • Internet Society India Hyderabad Chapter
  • Internet Society Japan Chapter
  • Internet Society Kenya Chapter
  • Internet Society Kolkata Chapter
  • Internet Society Liberia Chapter
  • Internet Society Madagascar Chapter
  • Internet Society Namibia Chapter
  • Internet Society New York Chapter
  • Internet Society Nicaragua Chapter
  • Internet Society Nigeria Chapter
  • Internet Society Norway 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 Zimbabwe Chapter
  • Internet Users Forever iki.fi society
  • Interpeer Project
  • IPANDETEC Central America
  • Jakkolabs Banjul
  • JCA-NET
  • Kijiji Yeetu
  • Law and Technology Research Institute of Recife – IP.rec
  • LAYLO
  • LGBT Technology Partnership
  • Lusófona University
  • MEGA
  • Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)
  • Media Rights Agenda (MRA)
  • Mnemonic
  • Nameshop
  • New America’s Open Technology Institute
  • New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties
  • Nitrokey GmbH
  • NUTS Technologies
  • Nym Technologies
  • ONG Acción Constitucional
  • OpenMedia
  • Open Governance Network for Europe
  • OPTF
  • Paradigm Initiative
  • PEN America
  • Post Graduate Department of Computer Science & IT, DAV College Amritsar, Punjab
  • Privacy & Access Council of Canada
  • Privacy International
  • Praxonomy
  • Prostasia Foundation
  • Proteus Technologies Limited
  • ProtonMail
  • Pundi X Labs
  • Quantum Leap Development
  • Ranking Digital Rights
  • Reform Government Surveillance
  • Relaycorp
  • Restore The Fourth
  • SeeZam S.A.
  • SFLC.in
  • Simply Secure
  • Stiftung Neue Verantwortung e. V.
  • Surfshark Ltd.
  • Swathanthra malayalam Computing
  • TechHerNG
  • Tech for Good Asia
  • The Dialogue
  • The Tor Project
  • Tresorit
  • TunnelBear
  • Tutanota
  • Ubunteam
  • Uribe100.com
  • 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
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