How we're building an inclusive digital future
EDRis interactive Annual Report: A year in review of the digital rights field
Despite a challenging year, the European Digital Rights network has been relentlessly working to advocate for better digital policies, challenge creepy surveillance, inform and mobilise people across Europe. Read more about the need of digital rights and our impact in 2020 in our newly launched interactive Annual Report.
All hands on deck: What the European Parliament should do about the DSA
After the European Commission’s proposal for a Digital Services Act (DSA) in December 2020, no less than seven committees in the European Parliament are now drafting their reports and opinions on the DSA. In parallel, member states are deliberating about the Council’s position, too. Yet, while the Commission has carefully tried to modernise the ageing rules of the E-Commerce Directive and make them fit for the platform economy, several of the committees’ draft reports propose—deliberately or not—to turn the DSA into a dystopian fundamental rights nightmare.
New EDRi report reveals depths of biometric mass surveillance in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland
In a new research report, EDRi reveals the shocking extent of unlawful biometric mass surveillance practices in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland which are taking over our public spaces like train stations, streets, and shops. The EU and its Member States must act now to set clear legal limits to these practices which create a state of permanent monitoring, profiling and tracking of people.
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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
Technology is the new border enforcer, and it discriminates EDRi’s research in Greece and conversations with people on the move revealed that certain places serve as testing grounds for new technologies, places where regulation is limited and where an “anything goes” frontier attitude informs the development and deployment of surveillance at the expense of humanity.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