EDRi-gram, 10 July 2024

This is the last edition of EDRi-gram before we take a (well-deserved) break for the summer. Keeping you updated about the various goings-on in the busy world of digital rights is a toilsome task! Don’t worry, this edition is full of interesting news and recommendations for you to follow up on all summer long. You can start by going through a new document pool by the Resist Europol coalition that brings together all relevant resources you’ll need to understand and contest EU’s securitisation agenda, especially through the seemingly never-ending expansion of the bloc’s agency for law enforcement cooperation. With Hungary taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union as of last week, EDRi and 47 digital rights, human rights & children’s rights organisations have called for the withdrawal of the draft CSA Regulation proposal. It is high time to say good riddance to a proposal that is not only unfit for addressing the complex issue of child sexual abuse, but would also undermine private and safe online communication for all.

By EDRi · July 10, 2024



#KeepItOn: fighting internet shutdowns around the world

EDRi member, Access now

Internet shutdowns are always an attack on human rights. When people are disconnected, it impacts all aspects of life — from work and education, to medical care and banking. Shutdowns block journalism, restrict free expression and community organizing, and prevent documentation of human rights abuses. Report a shutdown and find out more.



Open with Purpose: Ethical Issues and Stewardship Mechanisms for Open Climate Data

EDRi member, Open Future

A new report by Open Future explores challenges associated with open data-driven interventions to the climate crisis. This study reviews academic and “grey” literature on open data to identify key ethical issues and potential harm that collecting and processing such data may raise in the context of climate action. Read the report.



Digital Dissidents

EDRi member, IuRe

They are not on social media, they do not have smartphones. The Czech documentary Digital Dissidents presents people who actively reject some current digital technologies. More broadly, the document asks the question: do people in today’s world have the opportunity not to use digital communication at all? Do they have the right to analogue? Watch the documentary



Fighting the enshittification

EDRi member, EFF

The early internet had a lot of “technological self-determination” — you could opt out of things, protect your privacy, control your experience. The problem was that it took a fair amount of technical skill to exercise that self-determination. But what if it didn’t? What if the benefits of online privacy, security, interoperability, and free speech were more evenly distributed among all internet users? Listen to the podcast