EDRi-gram, 1 March 2023
In this edition of the EDRi-gram, we celebrate the success of EDRi’s member in the Czech Republic against the use of Google analytics in state services. We are also exploring the consequences of internet restrictions for people imposed by the Turkish government to silence criticism. You will also find the Stop Scanning Me movement’s recently launched petition enabling people to fight against the European Union's attempt to scan every move we make online. Join us!
Czech online state services without Google Analytics: thanks to IuRe
The Czech organisation Iuridicum Remedium (IuRe) sent an open letter to the Ministry of Health in June 2021. It was mainly about the vaccination system, but its impact...
European Commission must have greater ambition in combating sexual violence
Last year, the European Commission made a far-reaching proposal to protect children against sexual violence. But a study by Delft University shows that there is a lot wrong...
Poland: the government declares no further extension of data retention obligation
Data retention obligation will not be further extended in Polish law on electronic communication. However, the current, unlawful scope of telecommunication data retention remains unchanged.
PEGA Committee must call for an EU-wide ban on spyware
The European Parliament’s inquiry committee on Pegasus and other similar spyware (PEGA) is working on a set of recommendations for the regulation of the use of intrusive spyware...
The secret services’ reign of confusion, rogue mayors, racist tech and algorithm oversight (or not)
Have a quick read through January’s most interesting developments at the intersection of human rights and technology from the Netherlands.
Internet restrictions in Turkey violate fundamental rights
After the major earthquake that took place in Turkey on 6 February, covering 10 provinces and a population of approximately 15 million, bandwidth restriction for social media platforms...
e-Evidence compromise blows a hole in fundamental rights safeguards
In December 2022, the Council and the European Parliament agreed on a final compromise text on the so-called ‘e-Evidence’ proposals. With major concessions given to the Member States’...
Protect yourself against surveillance
EDRi member, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Learn how to defend yourself and your friends against surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices. This guide walks you through concepts like making a security plan, the importance of strong passwords, and protecting metadata. Discover it now!
Do you create content? You must hear these tips
EDRi member, Privacy International
EDRi member Privacy International asked content creators about their top security and privacy tips. Here’s one of them: using multi-factor authentication. Watch the video to find out more!
The global suirveillance ad industry is selling your data
Der Digitale Minimalist
Jan Penfrat, Senior Policy Advisor at EDRi, spoke on German-language podcast about how the global surveillance advertising industry sells out people’s most intimate personal data to the highest bidder. He explains the role of cookies and other tracking techniques and the extent to which people can protect their privacy against them. Listen to the podcast!
Women rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks
EDRi member, Access Now
The impact of targeted surveillance on women can be particularly grievous,because of political, societal, and gender power asymmetries. Two women human rights defenders from Bahrain and Jordan share their experience. Read more.
Workshop: Digital participation and digital rights in the European public space: a focus on youth.
This session brings together perspectives on citizens' digital participation, with a specific focus on young people and digital rights in the European public deliberation forum.
DMA stakeholders workshops
The Commission intends to organise a number of technical workshops with interested stakeholders to receive their views on specific issues and questions that may arise in relation to...
Psychosocial Circles Now Open!
Team CommUNITY is happy to announce the Spring enrollment of three psychosocial “circles” - a series of weekly virtual private gatherings, led by mental health professionals, that provide...
Movement Lawyering and Abolition of Digital Policing
DFF’s third Speaker Series will run through end 2022 and beginning 2023. Through conversations between preeminent experts deploying an anti-colonial lens, it will explore resistance against tech...
Joining the dots: Practices and Imaginaries for Post-Fossil Cultures
As cultural organisations, what do we mean when we talk about sustainability? ENCC annual conference will go beyond the catch-all keyword to highlight specific intersections between culture, ecology,...
Call for participation for re:publica Berlin 2023: CASH, the festival for the digital society
Join the discussion about what does cash means to us and how does it impact the climate emergency or the protection of human rights. A different way of...
2nd ACM International Workshop on Multimedia AI against Disinformation (MAD’23)
Future multimedia disinformation detection research relies on the combination of different modalities and on the adoption of the latest advances of deep learning approaches and architectures. These ...
Save the date: Freedom not Fear 1-4 September 2023
Freedom not Fear (fnf) is an annual self-organised conference on privacy and digital rights. People from all across Europe meet and work towards more freedom in the digitalised...
Call for Nomination – EDRi Board elections 2023
EDRi General Assembly will this year elect two Board members to replace two outgoing Board members. EDRi is looking for interested candidates to become a member of the EDRi...
EDRi is looking for a Campaigns Officer (2 year position)
EDRi is looking for a Campaigns Officer to join EDRi’s team in Brussels. This is a unique opportunity to help shape ongoing and future campaigns of the EDRi...
EDRi is looking for dispute resolution and human resources professionals (temporary consultancy, on a retainer basis)
In 2021, EDRi members adopted a new Complaint Procedure to handle potential future conflicts and allegations of abuse of power, discrimination, bullying, bad working conditions, and...
Electronic frontier foundation is hiring for various positions
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through...
Sovereign Tech Fund is hiring for various positions
The Sovereign Tech Fund's mission is to promote security, innovation and competitiveness and to create a stable digital foundation for participation and democracy.
Digital Action is hiring for a Global Campaigns Manager
Digital Action is a globally connected campaigning organisation established in 2019 to protect democracy and human rights from digital threats. We are collaborative campaigners, catalysing movements that will...
Homo Digitalis is hiring for Director on AI & Human Rights related issues
Homo Digitalis was established in 2018 and is the first and only hitherto digital rights organization in Greece. Its vision is a fair, open and responsible digital age,...
Democracy Reporting International is hiring for a Programme Finance Coordinator
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic...
The Greater Internet Freedom (GIF) project is hiring for a Lead Researcher
The lead researcher will spearhead and manage the research initiative along with the GIF team. They will liaise with the research advisory board, coordinate, and conduct the research...
Eticas is hiring for a Junior Project Manager
Eticas is a pioneer in the identification of algorithmic vulnerabilities and AI-powered technology, and in the protection of people in technology processes. Global leaders in Ethics as a...
Global Disinformation Index is hiring for a Project Manager
Disinformation has become a business. Today’s internet business models reward engagement above all else. These models monetise attention without considering the quality of the content garnering that attention,...
Tor Project is hiring for a Product Designer
The Tor Project, Inc., nonprofit organization advancing human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies, is seeking a Product Designer...
Fair Trials is hiring for a Legal and Policy Officer
Fair Trials is the global criminal justice watchdog, campaigning for fairness, equality and justice, to change policies, support strategic litigation, reform policies and develop international standards and best...
Wikimedia Foundation is hiring for various positions
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and their other free knowledge projects. Wikimedia Foundation wants to make it easier for everyone to share what they...
Access Now is hiring for various positions
Access Now is a growing international human rights organisation dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy,...
Systemic Justice is hiring for various positions
Systemic Justice works to radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice. Centring affected communities in joint litigation, Systemic Justice will...