In this guest post by the Coalition Against Stalkerware on the occasion of its second anniversary, the international alliance looks back on its achievements and sees many challenges ahead.

Two years ago, in November 2019, the Coalition Against Stalkerware was founded by 10 organizations. Today there are more than 40 members with experts who work in various relevant areas, including victim support and perpetrator work, advocacy for digital rights, IT security, science, security research and law enforcement.

Stalkerware enables intrusion into private life and is an instrument of abuse in domestic violence and stalking. By installing these applications on a person’s device, abusers can gain access to a person’s messages, photos, social media, geolocation, audio, or camera recordings (in some cases this can be done in real time). Such programs run covertly in the background without the knowledge or consent of the victim.

This year the coalition welcomed new ones

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