How we're building an inclusive digital future
Hooray! Bits of Freedom freed the data of millions of people from the clutches of the secret services!
The Complaints Department of the Review Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD), the Dutch supervisor of the secret services, ruled that EDRi member Bits of...
Belgium's Parliament will soon vote on the draft law on the collection and retention of identification data and metadata in the electronic communications sector and the provision of...
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Resilient against the winds of change Discover how we defended digital rights and took our power back from Big Tech during a challenging year.Looking back at 2021
Mobilising during a pandemic The power of a united front helped enforce data protection in uncertain times and made the conversation about banning mass surveillance mainstream across Europe.Reclaiming our faces
The power of a civil society coalition Our network’s efforts against the disproportionate power of online platforms shapes a more inclusive, interoperable and privacy oriented future.Protecting digital rights in the DSA
EDRi in the news
Europe’s AI Act falls far short on protecting fundamental rights, civil society groups warn EDRi drafts a statement on the AI Act, alongside an extended network and a group of 115 not-for-profits from across Europe and beyond, encouraging a full ban on biometric mass surveillance.READ THE ARTICLE
We need more protection from government surveillance — not less “The Pegasus scandal proved, once again, how our right to communicate securely underpins the pillars of democracy, including press freedom, the presumption of innocence, privacy and freedom of expression and association.” Diego Naranjo, Head of Policy at EDRi, shines a light on the need of more protection of democracy and human rights from government surveillance.READ THE ARTICLE
A data ‘black hole’: Europol ordered to delete vast store of personal data “Europol’s capacity to hoover up huge amounts of data and accumulate it, in what could be called a big data ark, after which it is almost impossible to know what they are used for, makes it a black hole.” says Chloé Berthélémy, EDRi Policy Advisor.READ THE ARTICLE