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2020: Important consultations for your Digital Rights!

Public consultations are an opportunity to influence future legislation at an early stage, in the European Union and beyond. They are your opportunity to help shaping a brighter future for digital rights, such as your right to a private life, data protection, or your freedom of opinion and expression.

By EDRi · January 16, 2020

Below you can find a list of public consultations we find important for digital rights. We will update the list on an ongoing basis, adding our responses and other information that can help you get engaged.

For 2020 consultations that have already closed, see the bottom of this page.


Police cooperation – stronger mandate for Europol


Recommendations 01/2020 on measures that supplement transfer tools to ensure compliance with the EU level of protection of personal data


Past consultations

Roadmap: Report on the application of the General Data Protection Regulation: Public consultation to feed into the review of the GDPR


Consultation of civil society organisations and rights defenders on the new European Commission Strategy on the effective application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU: Public consultation to improve how the EU Charter is applied


Online consultation – a European Strategy for data: Public consultation to help shape the future policy agenda on the EU data economy


Consultation on the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – A European Approach to excellence and trust


Police cooperation – stronger mandate for Europol: Public consultation on the roadmap of the revision of the mandate of Europol, the agency supporting cooperation among law enforcement authorities in EU Member States.


Intellectual property action plan


Open data – availability of high value public datasets


Digital Services Act: deepening the Internal Market and clarifying responsibilities for digital services and Digital Services Act package – ex ante regulatory instrument of very large online platforms acting as gatekeepers


New competition tool


Targeted consultation addressed to the participants to the stakeholder dialogue on Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market


Requirements for Artificial Intelligence

  • Roadmap feedback
  • Deadline 10 September 2020
  • EDRi’s response
  • Public consultation (not opened yet)
  • Deadline (TBC)

External dimension of the EU policy on Passenger Name Records


EU trade policy review


Protecting European democracy from interference and manipulation – European Democracy Action Plan


A renewed trade policy for a stronger Europe


Digital identity and trust (eIDAS Regulation)


Strengthening the automated data exchange under the Prüm framework


Sustainable corporate governance framework