Civil society calls for AI red lines in the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence proposal
European Digital Rights together with 61 civil society organisations have sent an open letter to the European Commission demanding red lines for the applications of AI that threaten fundamental rights.
ReclaimYourFace activates the public and civil society to ban biometric mass surveillance
The EDRi network and partners launched the first phase of the Reclaim Your Face campaign, which focuses on raising awareness and investigating and challenging abusive uses of facial recognition and other biometric tech at a local and national level, in November 2020. The coalition has achieved several wins in the two months since. However much remains to be done in the movement to reclaim our faces and ban biometric mass surveillance in Europe!
Press release: EDRi network launches public initiative against biometric mass surveillance
On 7 January, the European Commission registered a new European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), the ‘Civil society initiative for a ban on biometric mass surveillance practices’.
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EDRi in the Spotlight
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