EDRi-gram, 16 February 2023

In this edition of the EDRi-gram, we invite you to join us in celebrating EDRi’s 20th birthday by reading our impact journey and sending us your wishes and vision for the future of digital rights. In our digital rights news updates, we are looking at the Serbian government’s second attempt to legalise biometric mass surveillance. We are also exploring how TikTok’s new feature will use your emotions to make even more profit.

By EDRi · February 16, 2023



Protect NOT surveil people on the move

Civial society coalition

As the European Parliament regulates the most harmful AI technologies, a coalition of civil society calls on the EU to #ProtectNotSurveil people on the move. Read how the AI Act can better protect people on the move against AI harms.


The choice to use cash

EDRi member, Iuridicum Remedium

In the Czech Republic, people who prefer to use cash face many problems in performing everyday life activities like parking the car, ordering food and beverages. EDRi member Iuridicum Remedium is launching a campaign to protect the use of cash. Watch now!


Unwrapping the Irish DPA’s Meta-rulings

Privacy Pod

In the 31st episode of the podcast “Privacy Pod”, Romain Robert, Program Director and Senior Lawyer at EDRi member NOYB, discusses three groundbreaking cases delivered by the Irish Data Protection Authority, by just the beginning of the privacy year 2023, concerning Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp. Listen to the podcast!


EU Member States use new technologies to push people at the borders back

Border Violence Monitoring Network

Since 2017, the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) has documented over 1,500 testimonies reporting the arrest, detention and forcible removal of 24,990 migrants by persons or groups acting with the authorisation, support or acquiescence of EU Member States. Read the report.