EDRi-gram, 10 March 2021
Unless we take strong action, people in Europe could soon face the end of our privacy and anonymity in public spaces as we know it. We need to rise against the growing use of sinister, unnecessary and disproportionate technologies in our public spaces which abuse our faces. 34,000+ incredible supporters have already joined the fight by officially signing our formal “European Citizens’ Initiative”. Help us reach one million signatures by spreading the word, mobilising your friends and family and even writing to your national or European Parliamentary representatives.
#ReclaimYourFace and help prevent the end of privacy as we know it!
Facial recognition and other biometric surveillance threatens the core of our right to privacy and data protection by surveilling and judging us. This is why across Europe, we’re...
Surveillance-based advertising: An industry broken by design and by default
Most online advertising today relies on huge amounts of personal data extracted from people without their knowledge. EDRi’s new guide book “Targeted Online” sheds light on this opaque...
Eurodac database repurposed to surveil migrants
Eurodac is the EU database used to store asylum seekers’ and refugees’ data, as well as certain categories of “irregular” migrants. By the end of 2019, the EU...
Why Facebook’s proposed hate speech policy on Zionism would only add fuel to the fire
Pressured to combat surging hate speech and anti-Semitism on its platform, Facebook is looking into how it should moderate the use of the word “Zionist,” and whether to...
CJEU upholds strict requirements for law enforcement access to electronic communications metadata
Traffic and location data may allow precise conclusions to be drawn about the persons involved, e.g. their social relationships or the social environments frequented by them. In most...
Google’s FLoC Is a Terrible Idea
Google is leading the charge to replace third-party cookies with a new suite of technologies to target ads on the Web. And some of its proposals show that...
At a glance: Does the EU Digital Services Act protect freedom of expression?
The Digital Services Act is in many ways an ambitious piece of legislation that seeks to make ‘Big Tech’ accountable to public authorities through new significant transparency and...
“Anytime and anywhere”: Vaccination, immunity certificates, and the permanent pandemic
The deployment of vaccines, and in particular any “immunity passport” or certificate linked to the vaccination, must respect human rights. EDRi's member Privacy International (PI) reveals some of...
Electronic Frontier Norway (EFN) reports “Shinigami Eyes” to the Norwegian DPA for violation of GDPR
EDRi member Electronic Frontier Norway (EFN) found that the use of the program “Shinigami Eyes” and the operation of the database it uses constitute multiple violations of the...
Do: End EU Council sponsorship deals now!
Producer: Corporate Europe Observatory
For more than 10 years, member states holding the EU Council presidency have accepted sponsorship deals with some of Europe’s biggest companies such as Coca Cola, BMW, Microsoft, Porsche etc. Now, Corporate Europe Observatory, foodwatch, and Climáximo need your help to stop this dodgy practice for once and for all.
Listen: Demystifying Big Tech with Meredith Whittaker
Producer: The Dig
Guest host Astra Taylor interviews tech organiser and scholar Meredith Whittaker on the political economy of the tech leviathan that’s remaking capitalism, empire, and the carceral state.
Read: Targeted Online: An industry broken by design and by default
Producer: European Digital Rights
‘Ad tech’ is a catch-all term used to describe the industry of buying and
selling the attention of internet users via targeted advertising or promoted content. This handbook is intended for curious internet users who want to understand the internet’s dominant business model, how tech companies use (and abuse) data, why some ads are eerily creepy and others so foolishly wrong. This handbook explains how online advertising works, and why a reform of the entire online advertising industry is urgently needed.
Watch: Facial Recognition: Say Yes to a Ban on Mass Surveillance
Producer: Civil Liberties Union for Europe
Facial recognition is widespread across Europe. It’s quite possible your face has been scanned, analyzed and shared, all without your knowledge. And it’s being used to make assumptions about you, track you, even make decisions that can impact your life.
But it doesn’t need to be this way. You can help stop this mass surveillance. You can reclaim your face. Visit www.reclaimyourface.eu and make your voice heard.
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3rd Workshop on obfuscation
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Data for Policy 2021
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Amnesty Tech | Children’s Digital Rights Consultant | Multiple Locations | deadline: 16.03.2021
Global Forum for Media Development | Membership and Engagement Manager | Belgium | deadline: 15.03.2021
Digital Futures in Asia | Research Consultancy | Remote | deadline: 20.03.2021
Open Rights Group | Fundraising and Projects Manager | Remote | deadline: 22.03.2021
Digital Freedom Fund | Director | Berlin | deadline: 28.03.2021
BEUC | Digital and Consumer rights Legal Officer | Belgium | deadline: 05.04.2021
Access Now | #KeepItOn Fellows | Multiple Locations | deadline: until filled
noyb | PR/Copywriter; Grants Officer | Vienna | deadline: until filled
Wikimedia Foundation | Lead Program Officer, Community Learning and Evaluation; Lead Communications Specialist; Senior Public Policy Specialist & more | Remote | deadline: until filled
European AI Fund | Programme Officer | Brussels | deadline: until filled
CitizenLab | Government Success Manager; Business Development Lead | Belgium; Germany | deadline: until filled
Mozilla | Common Voice Community Manager; Marketing Visual Designer | Multiple locations | deadline: until filled
Brave | Privacy Engineer & Project Manager | Remote | deadline: until filled