Encryption rights are fundamental human rights.
Strong encryption is essential to protect human rights in the digital age : our data are our data, and encrypting them is a way to secure those data when they are transferred or stored on the public Internet
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.