EDRi-gram, 16 February 2022
In this edition of the EDRi-gram, we put EDRi's affiliate ECNL in the spotlight to take a peek at the fights they are fighting to advance our freedoms online and offline. We're also looking at a comparison between the Western Balkans countries' digital advancement and what the digitalisation of all aspects of life mean citizens' well-being. We're also exploring the Belgian authority's decision that IAB Europe’s consent pop-ups are incompatible with the GDPR, which has been confirmed by 27 data protection authorities from 20 EU countries involved in the cross-border investigation.
Chat control: 10 principles to defend children in the digital age
The automated scanning of everyone’s private communications, all of the time, constitutes a disproportionate interference with the very essence of the fundamental right to privacy. It can constitute...
ID-Fingerprint obligation to be reviewed by European Court of Justice
The local Administrative Court of Wiesbaden (Hesse, Germany), where EDRi member Digitalcourage started legal action against the obligation for fingerprints in identity (ID) cards, submited the case...
CJEU Advocate General states that PNR Directive does not violate fundamental rights despite mass surveillance concerns from civil society
On 27 January, despite concerns from civil society and the CJEU having decided that the EU-Canada PNR agreement was incompatible in 2017, the Advocate General of the Court...
#PrivacyCamp22: Event Summary
The theme of the 10th-anniversary edition of Privacy Camp was "Digital at the centre, rights at the margins" and included thirteen sessions on a variety of topics. The...
Belgian authority finds IAB Europe’s consent pop-ups incompatible with the GDPR
Following a number of complaints filed in 2018 and 2019, including by EDRi-members Panoptykon and Bits of Freedom, and coordinated by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the...
Technologies for border surveillance and control in Italy
This research points out that identification and categorisation systems for migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers, rely on vast quantities of biometric data including fingerprints and facial images. It is,...
Affiliate in the Spotlight: European Center for Not-for-Profit Law Stichting (ECNL)
The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law Stichting (ECNL) promotes enabling legal and policy frameworks for civil society. It creates knowledge, empower partners and help set global and regional...
Digital Agenda’s report on digital advancement in the Western Balkans
Digitalisation in all spheres and for all social groups may be an effective mechanism for improving the well-being of citizens. This means improving the digital efficiency of institutions,...
Declaration of Digital Principles: Towards a digital pillar of the EU?
On 26 January the European Commission proposed a Declaration on European Digital Rights and Principles. The Declaration will take the form of a joint solemn declaration to be...
How it started, how it’s going: Halfway through the current European Commission’s legislative term
In January 2022, EDRi held a panel at its annual flagship event Privacy Camp to discuss the EU’s current legislative term and what to expect by the next...
Freedom Not Fear 2022: join the early planning!
Freedom Not Fear
Freedom not Fear – the most inspiring self-organised conference on digital rights and freedoms in Europe – is ambitiously aiming for a face-to-face event in Brussels this year, most likely in September. To agree on topic(s) and time, arrange locations, organise a programme and invite inspiring speakers they need YOU. If you have any help to offer, big or small, join the first planning call on 28 February. Send an e-mail to to receive the meeting link or for questions. More information: https://www.freedomnotfear.org/
PI’s Guide to International Law and Surveillance
EDRi member, Privacy International
The guide aims to provide the most hard-hitting results that reinforce and strengthen the core principles and standards of international law on surveillance. You can find UN resolutions, independent expert reports and international human rights bodies jurisprudence. This resource is a suitable tool for anyone engaging in campaigning, advocacy, and scholarly research, not just lawyers. Read more.
#PrivacyCam22: Session recordings
This special online edition of Privacy Camp offered a forward-looking retrospective on the last decade of digital rights. Academics, activists and privacy experts from various backgrounds came together to build on the lessons of the past and collectively articulate strategic ways forward for the advancement of human rights in the digital society. Check out the panel recordings now!
Claudia Prettner and the surveillance advertising
EDRi member, Državljan D
With the current Digital Services Act heading for the trialogue and civil society highlighting the issue of surveillance society that still remains unchecked, Amnesty Tech warns against several issues related to the model of surveillance advertising that relies heavily on the user’s personal data and uses our digital activities against us. To learn what we can do as citizens, what can we do as consumers and why the current Digital Services Act represents one of the best chances to get this right, listen now.
Ground truth in Open Internet webinar series
Join this Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar series tackling misinformation, disinformation and much more, taking place between January and March 2022.
Freedom Not Fear 2022
Freedom not Fear – the most inspiring self-organised conference on digital rights and freedoms in Europe – is ambitiously aiming for a presence event in Brussels this year....
CPDP Conferences: Computers, Privacy & Data Protection
As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and...
FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software. Usually taking place in the beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium),...
Winterkongress of Digitale Gesellschaft, Switzerland
The Digitale Gesellschaft (Digital Society Switzerland) invites you on Friday 25th February 2022, starting at 19.00, and Saturday 26th to this year's edition of the "Winterkongress".
MozFest 2022: The schedule is now live!
MozFest is a unique festival- part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more...
The programme for the 11th edition of RightsCon is now out!
Every year RightsCon brings together activists, business leaders, policy makers, technologists, and journalists from around the world to take action on human rights in the digital age.
re:publica Berlin 2022
re:publica Berlin is back! The festival for the digital society takes place from 8-10 June 2022 at Arena Berlin and Festsaal Kreuzberg with the motto "Any Way the...
IT Systems Support and Development Officer
Mama Cash is looking for an IT Systems Support and Development Officer who is a skilled project manager and can support with further development and maintenance of our...
Head of Digital Safeguarding vacancy at Child Wise
Child Wise is seeking a Head of Digital Safeguarding to join them as a key member of our leadership team. The Head of Digital Safeguarding will be an...
Senior Associate Data Protection vacancy at AWO
AWO is a new data rights agency looking for a Senior Associate Data Protection.
Director of research vacancy at Open Future
Open Future is looking for a researcher with a strong interest in digital policies and in the digital commons, to join their small team.
Big Brother Watch vacancies
Big Brother Watch is a UK non-profit campaign group looking for Policy Manager, Digital Communications Officer, Board Member.
Open Call: Digital Rights Programme for Journalists 2022
Journalists from Southeast and Central Europe are invited to apply for the second edition of BIRN’s Digital Rights Programme for Journalists, which aims to explore threats to internet...
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Data, AI and Society vacancy at University of Sheffield
The Information School is seeking applications from ambitious, highly motivated and talented individuals keen to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the University of Sheffield's national...
Call for Applications: ARTICLE 19 Internet of Rights Fellowship
ARTICLE 19's Team Digital is looking for public interest advocates to join the 2022-2023 Internet of Rights (IoR) Fellowship as part of the individual fellows cohort. This is...
Technical Expert for the analysis and evaluation of AI-based recommendation systems for internet intermediaries
Stiftung Neue Verantwortung is looking for a Technical Expert for the analysis and evaluation of AI-based recommendation systems for internet intermediaries (m/f/d).
Open Rights Group is looking for a Policy Manager
ORG is looking for a Policy Manager to play a leading role in devising, coordinating and executing national campaigns in conjunction with the Chief Operating Officer, Digital Communications...
Director vacancy at Institute for Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Society (ITAS)
Nazareth College invites accomplished leaders with technology sector experience to join the Institute for Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Society (ITAS), a pioneering new initiative in Rochester, NY.
Senior Research and Teaching Associate/Postdoc Position
The Media & Internet Governance Division at the IKMZ studies media policy and media economics in the convergent communications sector. Alongside research on traditional mass media, the division...
Systemic Justice: Call for graphic recorders
Systemic Justice is looking for graphic recorders/illustrators to document each roundtable in a way that expresses what stands out in each meeting, rather than provide a full visual...
Vacancies at Privacy International
Privacy International (PI) has multiple open positions: Policy Officer, Technology Officer.
CEO Executive Assistant at Open Knowledge Foundation
Open Knowledge Foundation is looking for an early career open knowledge enthusiast to assist OKFN CEO in the implementation of an updated global strategy.
Vacancies at Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for a Staff Attorney - Patent Experience.
Job openings at Epicenter.Works
EDRi member epicenter.works has openings for volunteer web developer, and graphic designer positions.
Vacancies at The Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation has multiple vacancies open.
Open vacancies at noyb for GDPR Lawyers, Legal Trainees & Community Managers
EDRi member noyb is a non-profit organization working on enforcement actions under GDPR, that is expanding their pan-European tech team to work on innovative legal tech projects.
Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte is looking for Legal Trainees & more
EDRi member Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF) is looking for Legal Trainees and more. GFF is a Berlin-based NGO with the mission to establish a sustainable structure for successful strategic...
Access Now is looking for Design Lead & more
EDRi member Access Now, a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, is looking for...
Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs vacancy at Mozilla
Mozilla is looking for a Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs.
Vacancies at Ripe NCC
The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit organisation hiring for multiple positions.
Baillie Gifford Programme Manager at The Edinburgh Futures Institute
The Edinburgh Futures Institute is looking for a Manager for the Baillie Gifford Programme in the Data and AI Ethics, who will work closely with the Director of...
Product Manager vacancy at CitizenLab
CitizenLab is looking for a Product Manager to join an international and fast-paced, yet collaborative and inclusive environment to thrive in.
Senior Analytics Engineer vacancy at The Global Disinformation Index (GDI)
GDI is seeking applicants for a Senior Analytics Engineer to join their technical team.
Advocacy Advisor vacancy at Amnesty Tech
Are you an inspiring and experienced leader with expertise on technology and human rights? Do you want to be the person that will spearhead Amnesty International's work to...