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Support from the Spyware Accountability Initiative

Amnesty International’s Security Lab is pleased to announce that it is part of the inaugural cohort of groups to be supported by the Spyware Accountability Initiative (SAI), whose mission is to grow a global field of civil society organizations who are advancing threat research, advocacy and accountability to address the use and trade of spyware. 

The SAI has been launched by the Ford Foundation’s Dignity and Justice Fund and is fiscally sponsored by the New Venture Fund (NVF).  

The Security Lab is proud to join other organizations that are leading the global efforts to bring accountability for the sale and use of spyware. Other organizations that are part of the cohort include: 

Access Now (Global), Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (Global), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (USA), The Citizen Lab (Canada), Data Privacy Brasil (Brazil), Digital Rights Foundation (Pakistan), (Europe), Hiperderecho (Peru), International Justice Clinic at the University of California, Irvine School of Law (USA), Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University (USA), Lighthouse Reports (Netherlands), Media Defence (UK), Media Diversity Institute (Armenia), Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D) (Mexico), Red Line for Gulf (UK), SocialTIC (Mexico), Spaces For Change (Nigeria), Unwanted Witness (Uganda).