Uniting Advocacy Groups, Software Developers, Security Firms, and Survivors to Eliminate Abusive Technology and Software

The Coalition Against Stalkerware convened in 2019 in order to facilitate communication between those organizations working to combat domestic violence and the security community. The founding organizations have committed to fighting domestic violence, stalking, and harassment by addressing the use of stalkerware and raising public awareness about this issue.


As the Coalition moves forward, it intends to:

  • Define best practices in the debate surrounding stalkerware and other potentially unwanted technologies deployed without user consent
  • Facilitate learning about stalkerware and related threats by security professionals and companies
  • Improve IT Security industry response to this issue by sharing samples of known stalkerware among cybersecurity vendor participants and testing IT Security solutions
  • Create consensus-based detection criteria
  • Raise awareness and education of stalkerware through content and training
  • Increase the technical capacity of advocacy and service organizations working with victims and survivors

Founding Partners

Special Advisor - Martijn Grooten