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Your Conversations on Skype are not private

Many of us depend on Skype to share precious moments with family, catch up with friends, or plan work with colleagues on the other side of the world. But our intimate Skype conversations are not as private as we think.

Governments can spy on us, and criminals can hack our personal data.  Human rights defenders and journalists around the world are particularly at risk from unlawful government surveillance when they use Skype.

Even though it’s made by Microsoft, one of the world’s biggest tech companies, Skype still doesn’t have end-to-end encryption, which is the one of the best ways to protect our calls and messages from prying eyes.

Lots of other popular messaging services, including WhatsApp and Apple Facetime, have end-to-end encryption – so why not Skype?

Tell Microsoft to protect privacy on Skype

  • Microsoft must introduce end-to-end encryption for all communications on its Skype service.
  • Microsoft should notify users about the level of encryption applied to Skype and how this helps to protect their rights to privacy and freedom of expression.