Global Encryption Day Statement

168

organizations 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)

BewustSecure

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

Information for All Programme

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 Bolivia Chapter

Internet Society Brazil Chapter

Internet Society Cameroon Chapter

Internet Society (Canada) Manitoba Chapter

Internet Society Catalonia Chapter

Internet Soceity Chad Chapter

Internet Society Chile Chapter

Internet Society Colombia Chapter

Internet Society Congo Chapter

Internet Society Costa Rica Chapter

Internet Society Cote d’Ivoire Chapter

Internet Society Dominican Republic Chapter

Internet Society Ecuador Chapter

Internet Society El Salvador Chapter

Internet Society Ghana Chapter

Internet Society Guatemala Chapter

Internet Society Haiti Chapter

Internet Society Honduras Chapter

Internet Society Hong Kong

Internet Society India Chennai Chapter

Internet Society India Hyderabad Chapter

Internet Society Ivory Coast Chapter

Internet Society Japan Chapter

Internet Society Kenya Chapter

Internet Society Kolkata Chapter

Internet Society Liberia Chapter

Internet Society Madagascar Chapter

Internet Society México 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 Uruguay Chapter

Internet Society Yemen Chapter

Internet Society Zimbabwe Chapter

Internet Users Forever iki.fi society

Interpeer Project

IPANDETEC Central America

Jakkolabs Banjul

JCA-NET

Keexle

Kijiji Yeetu

Law and Technology Research Institute of Recife – IP.rec

LAYLO

LGBT Technology Partnership

Lusófona University

Mailfence

MEGA

Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)

Media Rights Agenda (MRA)

MindIT

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