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Philip Zimmermann, No Regrets About Developing PGP 24 September, 2001, "....strong cryptography does more good for a democratic society than harm, even if it can be used by terrorists."

May 2001: Recommended Books section added

A New Report from the Privacy Foundation has been released:
The Extent of Systematic Monitoring of Employee E-mail and Internet Use, July 2001: 14 Million U.S. Workers under Continuous Online Surveillance Inexpensive Technology Drives Adoption of Employee Monitoring

The Register, Criminal Law Review tears strips off RIP Act, 29 May, 2001

Statewatch report: May 2001: Summary, Full Report, Related Documents
EU governments to give law enforcement agencies access to all communications data (
See also the Statewatch Observatory on Surveillance in Europe)

May 2001: Recommended Books section added

8 March, 2001: Hush push for secure privacy, (The Guardian)

February 2001: Akdeniz, Y.; Taylor, N.; Walker, C., Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (1): State surveillance in the age of information and rights, (2001) Criminal Law Review, (February), pp. 73-90 at

Hush Communications Appoints World-Renowned Cryptographer, Philip R. Zimmermann, 19 February, 2001

United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, Palermo, Italy, 12-15 December, 2000, hosted by the Italian Government, 

Yaman Akdeniz, director of Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK)  will be speaking at the Seminar for the Media on the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo, Palazzo dei Normanni) within the E-media: An avenue for communication or cyber-crime? session. See also the  Biographical notes on the participants for the Un Seminar.


Read the Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) statement for the Palermo Conference, 11 December, 2000.

See the press release First UN Treaty against Transnational Organized Crime Adopted by Assembly (16 November 2000)

Cyber crime: the crimes of tomorrow are on our doorstep 
(Spanish, French)

Important Notice related to accounts, 21 November, 2000: Please note that in the last 10 days or so, we witnessed a technical problem and during that time, the accounts that you have created did not work properly. While messages that you have sent through your accounts may have reached their destination, you probably did not receive any messages during that time from anyone. This was due to a problem related to DNS issues and there was a problem with database entries. The service is back to normal now. We apologize for the inconvenience due to the server problem and please note that this was a problem on the Cyber-Rights.Net end rather than on the Hush system.

Please contact  for any further problems in the future.

20th November, 2000

The Register, How to be a whistleblower and keep your job, 20 November, 2000 at 

17th November, 2000

NTK coverage at

Ananova, Group offers answer to cyber surveillance, 02 November, 2000 at

FreeServe Pick of the Week -

Let Ananova lead you to the best websites at

Cyber-Rights.Net - Thumb your nose at the Government's controversial new cyber surveillance laws. Online pressure group Cyber Rights and Cyber Liberties hand web users an opportunity to send e-mails away from the prying eyes of their employers.

Internet Magazine, RIP Act 'bypassed' with US-hosted email at

8th November, 2000

RIP Doesn't, IT-Analysis.Com, at 

6th November, 2000

Bill Thomson, Every click you make, The Guardian, Online Section, 02 November, 2000, at,3605,390973,00.html

ZDNet UK, Privacy groups team up to combat UK Internet snooping law, November 01, 2000, at

The Register, Cyber Rights Hush up new RIP powers, November 01, 2000, at

03 November, 2000

The Irish Times, Cyber-Rights.Net to combat UK Act, 03 November, 2000.
Hush Communications, a secure communications and encryption company with offices in Dublin, has signed an agreement with British non-profit organisation Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties to campaign against the British government's new Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.

1st November, 2000

Newsbytes, HushMail Free Secure E-mail For All, 01 November, 2000.

The Cyber-Rights.Net site is launched... some sections are still under construction and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. At this stage we would very much appreciate any comments about the site. If you find a error please send us an email with as much detail of circumstances under which the error occured ( please include your browser and version e.g. Netscape Navigator 4.6 ). Thank you and enjoy!

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