Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) (http://www.cyber-rights.org) is a non profit organisation established to protect the interests of all honest, law-abiding Internet users with the aim of promoting free speech and privacy on the Internet. It was founded in January 1997 and has been actively involved with the Internet policy-making processes of the UK Government, the European Union, Council of Europe, OECD, and the United Nations. It has also been an active member of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign (http://www.gilc.org) since March 1997, and was involved with the formation of the UK Internet Users Privacy Forum ("IUPF") in March 1999. The organisation also launched the Cyber-Rights.Net project (http://www.cyber-rights.net) in association with HushMail in November 2000.
Cyber-Rights.Net Project: Following the introduction of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, security and privacy of communications has become a real concern for Internet users in the UK. Restrictive measures for intercepting all forms of communications are also proposed by the Council of Europe and therefore concerns for private communications extend to an international stage. For raising public awareness of these important policy issues and to encourage Internet users to use secure and encrypted communications, Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) decided to launch the Cyber-Rights.Net project based upon the Hushmail technology in November 2000. The project is fully supported by Hush Communications. Any Internet user can get a free account through the http://www.cyber-rights.net website. Cyber-Rights.Net project powered by the Hush Encryption engine™ has been re-launched by Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) in collaboration with Hush Communications on 29 November, 2002. The Cyber-Rights.Net system has been upgraded successfully to Hush engine version 2.2. This up-to-date version of Hush uses industry standard algorithms as specified by the OpenPGP standard (RFC 2240) to ensure the security, privacy and authenticity of your email.