How we're building an inclusive digital future
EDRi-gram, 1 December 2021
In this edition, we tell you how you can take your power back from Big Tech companies and help us create a democratic, fair and open internet for a just society. We are also calling on the EU to put our fundamental rights first in the Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA).
Imagine we live in a world where online platforms enable you to change society, are following your choices for online experience and are accountable to society about how their negative effect on society should be tackled.
Civil society calls on the EU to put fundamental rights first in the AI Act
Today, 30 November 2021, European Digital Rights (EDRi) and 119 civil society organisations launched a collective statement to call for an Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA) which foregrounds fundamental rights.
We work hard to make change happen
Our team and network of digital rights activists and experts work tirelessly to protect your rights online
150,000 emails, 15,000 tweets and hundreds of phone calls Sent by supporters engaged by the SaveYourInternet.eu campaign to act upload filters in the Copyright Directive.Read the full story
Our ground-breaking clauses Adopted by the European Commission upgrading data protection safeguards in trade agreements.Building on GDPR success
The power of a civil society coalition Our network's diversity is our strength when it comes to proposing bold solutions to big problems, like the disproportionate power of online platforms.Protecting digital rights in the DSA
EDRi in the news
A losing game: moderating online content fuels Big Tech power EDRi’s research in Greece and conversaAs recent events have led to a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in Europe, new measures are required to address both of these forms of racism, writes Claire Fernandez.READ THE ARTICLE
Activists urge EU to ban live facial recognition Digital rights advocates in five European countries launched a campaign to spotlight the increasing use of facial recognition and other biometric identification technology across the Continent, which they say will pave the way for mass surveillance on an unprecedented scale.READ THE ARTICLE
Big Tech Turns Its Lobbyists Loose on Europe, Alarming Regulators "At one influential nonprofit, European Digital Rights, Jan Penfrat recalled getting phone calls last year from Google, Facebook and others seeking cooperation and offering support soon after he took a leadership position. “It was like they were trying to co-opt us and get us on their side,” Mr. Penfrat said. “That was the first hint and it was alarming.”READ THE ARTICLE