This year, the Global Encryption Coalition is organizing its “Make the Switch” campaign, which culminates in the first annual Global Encryption Day on October 21st. The campaign and Global Encryption Day aim to improve public awareness of end-to-end encryption, inspire users to make the switch to end-to-end encrypted services, and to send a message to governments to abandon plans that will weaken encryption.

Encryption advocates are facing tough challenges to encryption and an increasingly difficult environment to operate in. Global Encryption Day aims to proactively counter this trend by providing a rallying point for highlighting the importance of strong encryption and showing that stakeholders from the Internet community and beyond support and defend the use of strong encryption.

As part of Global Encryption Day, we are launching the Global Encryption Day Statement. A high level statement calling on governments and the private sector to reject efforts to undermine encryption and instead pursue policies that enhance, strengthen, and promote use of strong encryption to protect people everywhere.

Ukrainian Academy of Cybersecurity is proved to join the Global Encryption Day Statement.