encryption

  • Strong encryption is critical to protecting human rights and cybersecurity in the digital age. Ordinary people count on technology companies to encrypt and secure their data. Journalists and human rights defenders increasingly use privacy tools built on encryption to protect their sources. The encryption tools we all rely on must be effective and robust, without built-in vulnerabilities, often called “backdoors,” that can be exploited by abusive actors. We urge all governments to promote the use of strong encryption and to protect privacy and the right to seek, receive, and impart information anonymously online.