Global Encryption Day 2022

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Global Encryption Day 2022 took place on 21 October 2022.

Strong encryption is a fundamental part of how we remain safe online and offline. It means people can communicate with another person safe in the knowledge no-one is listening in or tampering with their messages. 

Despite this, governments around the world are ramping up their attacks on end -to-end encryption (E2EE). Governments view it as a hurdle for law enforcement agencies. But systematically weakening people’s digital safety is not the answer. 

End-to-end encryption is the gold standard of security in a world where daily life is increasingly online. We need to push back against government efforts to undermine E2EE.

On Global Encryption Day, we joined our efforts to protect end-to-end encryption and defeat any proposals that undermine it. We’ve already shown how attempts to create backdoors in end-to-end encryption are untenable. Now we need to stop the other shortcuts that governments are suggesting.

End-to-end encryption protects us all – that’s why we need to protect it.
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Date and Time

Friday 21 October 2022

Location

Online