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EDRi-gram, 10 February 2021

This edition of the EDRi-gram is jam packed full of national and European insights and examples on how our data and tech is being misused by those in power and what we must do about it! In this edition we showcase another example of how governments in Europe are using discriminatory biometric technologies against marginalised groups. We expose how Big Tech continues to make big profit by expanding into the public sphere, share why breaking encryption would hurt children and adults alike and much more.

By EDRi · February 10, 2021


Do: Steps to control your digital privacy, security, and wellbeing

Producer: Tactical tech

Here’s a wonderful breakdown of simple steps that you can take today to control your digital privacy, security, and wellbeing in ways that feel right to you.

Check it out!

Listen: Podcast: Big Tech’s unchecked power

Producer: The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway

Lina Khan, an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School, joins Scott to discuss the latest around Big Tech’s unchecked power and the broader effects of monopolistic behavior on the economy.

Listen to the podcast here.

Read: The future of data protection: what we expect in 2021

Producer: Access Now

Data protection is about making sure that your information is safe online. It is ensuring that you know who is seeing it and why, and that you keep control of it. We have identified five key issues that will be making headlines this year. These are things we must keep an eye on to defend the right to privacy and protect our personal data.

Read more.

Watch: Stories of Digital Rights Activism

Stories are important because they show us the real impact of tech on our lives. At #PrivacyCamp21 Nigerian activist Gabriel Olátúnjí shares his experience of how privacy, technology and security have gone hand in hand to help organise against oppressive governments and how they have helped activist organise and challenge violence on the ground.

Watch the video here.


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    February 10, 2021

    The UK’s Privatised Migration Surveillance Regime

    EDRi's member Privacy International (PI) has recently published a research on the UK's privatised migration surveillance regime. Join this online event co-organised with the Migration and Technology Monitor...

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    Decolonising Data

    During its Annual Strategy Meeting 2021, Digital Freedom Fund (DFF) will host a panel on Decolonising Data, as part of the broader decolonising process led by DFF and...

  • March 1, 2021

    Balancing Trust and Safety in an Encrypted World

    Stanford Internet Observatory Workshop Series organises a series of workshops on end-to-end encryption.

  • March 8, 2021

    MozFest 2021

    MozFest is a unique hybrid: part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more...

  • May 7, 2021

    3rd Workshop on obfuscation

    TU Delft and Cornell Tech organise the online event Obfuscation strategies which represent creative ways to evade surveillance, protect privacy, improve security; as well as protest, contest, resist...

  • September 14, 2021

    Data for Policy 2021

    The sixth International Data for Policy Conference will take place in London in September 2021. The conference series is the premier global forum for multiple disciplinary and cross-sector...


European AI Fund | Programme Officer | Brussels | deadline: until filled

The Engine Room IT Infrastructures Admin; Technical Project Manager | Remote | deadline: 23.02.2021

TechnoServe | Environmental Sustainability Technical Expert Consultancy | Remote | deadline: ASAP

CitizenLabCommunity Marketer; Business Development Lead | Belgium; Germany | deadline: until filled

Ada’s List | CEO | UK | deadline: 22.02.2021

Mozilla | Common Voice Community Manager; HR Generalist | Multiple locations | deadline: until filled

Access Now | RightsCon Communications Manager | Multiple locations | deadline: until filled

HateAid | Policy and Advocacy Officer EU | Berlin | deadline: until filled

BravePrivacy Engineer & Project Manager | Remote | deadline: until filled