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Human Rights Day and the fight for an open internet

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

08 December 2016

Tomorrow, December 10th, is International Human Rights Day.

Here at SurfEasy, this is an important day for us. As a company, we’ve always stood against censorship and for online freedom, but this year, Human Rights Day is even more worthy of note.

In June this year, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a non-binding resolution condemning countries that disrupt or deny their citizens’ access to the internet—essentially confirming their belief that access to a free and open internet is a basic human right.

At SurfEasy, we’ve always believed that all humans should have safe, secure and free access to the web.

Reading the UNHCR’s resolution, then, only made us more determined to bring that kind of internet access to more people around the world.

As more governments around the world place restrictions on access to services and websites, or dictate what their citizens can or can’t see online, the struggle for an open internet becomes more and more important. As the internet becomes our primary source of uncensored news, factual analysis and basic facilities, the fight for unlimited web access to the web grows more essential.

As as VPN providers, we’re a key part of the fight.

We’re working hard to ensure that we bring SurfEasy security to even more people, especially those who need it most. We continue to listen to you, our users, to keep SurfEasy VPN at the forefront of VPN technology. And we strive to ensure that the values of trustworthiness and transparency remain our guiding values.

Because access to a free and open internet is a human right, and we all need to fight to protect it.

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