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Encryption Resources

Encryption is a crucial feature of a safe and trustworthy Internet. Encryption keeps personal information safe and is also critical to national security, protecting society from terrorists, criminals, and hostile governments. 

But encryption is under threat. Some people want to introduce flaws into encryption systems and this makes encryption less safe for everyone. See how we’re promoting and defending encryption around the world and find out how you can stand up for encryption in our resources section. 

The Internet Society is part of the Global Encryption Coalition.
Find out how you can get involved.

Factsheets

Info guides

Reports

Webcasts and Events

Archive of past encryption-related events.

Global Encryption Day 2022
Strong encryption keeps people and nations safe online. Join us in promoting and defending strong encryption.
RightsCon 2022
Follow the Internet Society at the RightsCon and find out more about encryption and Internet shutdowns.
Global Encryption Day 2021
Strong encryption keeps people and nations safe online. Put security and privacy back in your own hands and make the switch to use an encrypted service …
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Open Letters, Statements and Submissions

Open letters, statements and submissions that the Internet Society has authored or contributed to. 

Open Letter Against Lawful Access to Encrypted Data ActGlobal Encryption Coalition, 7 July 2020

Open Letter Opposing EARN IT billGlobal Encryption Coalition, 6 March 2020

In the Press

Articles written by Internet Society staff.

Blog Posts

Our latest blog posts on encryption.

Technical Community Resources

Technical community initiatives that the Internet Society has contributed to or supported.

Community Highlights

Activities and initiatives on encryption from our chapters, special interest groups (SIGs) and members around the world.

Brazilian Code of Criminal Procedure reform must not undermine encryption

28 June 2021

Four Internet Society chapters sign Global Encryption Coalition open letter urging Brazilian Code of Criminal Procedure reform not to undermine encryption

Open Letter to the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union on the Freedom of Use of Encryption

14 April 2021

Signed by 12 European chapters of the Internet Society

Don’t Poke Holes in Our Digital Security Shield

13 April 2021

Lennart Schulze urged people to tell the EU that their narrative that ‘encryption harms kids’ isn’t correct. Encryption is foundational to security – and is key to keeping children and youth safe online.

Encryption in the News

Media coverage on encryption.

Raconteur
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Strengthening the Internet 18 May 2022

Online Safety Bill must balance security and privacy to be effective

Raconteur
Media Street
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Strengthening the Internet 6 May 2022

Forcing WhatsApp and iMessage to Work Together Is Doomed to Fail

Media Street
The Register
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Strengthening the Internet 5 April 2022

Cooler heads needed in heated E2EE debate, says think tank

The Register
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