EDRi-gram | Information democracy | Open internet and inclusive technology | Privacy and data protection

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.

By EDRi · March 10, 2021


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 Observatoryfoodwatch, and Climáximo need your help to stop this dodgy practice for once and for all.

Sign the petition! 

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.

Listen to the podcast here

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.

Read more.

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.

Watch the video here.


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