EDRi-gram, 16 June 2021
Some surveillance technologies are so dangerous that they inevitably cause far more problems than they solve. The use of facial recognition and remote biometric technologies in publicly accessible spaces enables mass surveillance and discriminatory targeted surveillance. In such cases, the potential for abuse is too great, and the consequences too severe. We must ban such practices once and for all.
EDRi joins 178 organisations in global call to ban biometric surveillance
From protesters taking to the streets in Slovenia, to the subways of São Paulo; from so-called “smart cities” in India, to children entering French high schools; from EU...
Europol inches closer to increasing its powers despite lacking accountability
Europol was caught breaking the law and developing new initiatives without any proper legal basis (e.g. Europol’s innovation lab). Many proposed changes to Europol's mandate show an attempt...
Civil society warn against rushed global treaty for intrusive cross-border police powers
European Digital Rights (EDRi), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and 40 other civil society organisations urge the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Parliamentary Committee (PACE) to give them more time...
DSA should promote open and fair digital environment, not undermine the rule of law
The Rapporteur of the European Parliament Committee leading one of the most important legal initiatives to regulate platforms has spoken. The Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee's...
European Commission ignores civil society concerns and sides with creative industries
Today is a sad day for Europe. Instead of listening to reason and arguments, the European Commission itself brought up in front of the CJEU, the backroom political...
How online ads discriminate
The risks and harms that are associated with hyper-targeted online ads have been widely documented. Yet, the same amount of attention has not been shown to the many...
IuRe teams up with journalist to sue the Czech state for mobile phone data collection
The Czech state has been collecting data on the mobile communications of all its citizens. While the content of the communication remains unknown, other types of data are...
Workplace, public space: workers organising in the age of facial recognition
‘Surveillance capitalism’ is increasingly threatening workers’ collective action and the human right to public protest.
Data retention, location data, cookie banners: the ePrivacy Regulation is coming
Besides cookies, the purpose of the ePrivacy Directive is to regulate a much wider area: it contains specific data protection provisions for electronic communications data, in particular content...
Panoptykon ends campaign against uncontrolled surveillance reaching 3M people
1 out of 5 Poles are aware of the constantly growing powers of the Polish secret service. And this lack of knowledge from the public leaves the door...
EDRi joins the Tracking-Free Ads Coalition in the European Parliament
Today, European Digital Rights (EDRi) together with 25+ other organisations joins the Tracking-Free Ads Coalition, led by Members of the European Parliament, as supporters. The coalition is made...
Read: How Online Ads Discriminate
European Digital Rights
As a direct consequence of the overall lack of transparency in online advertising, it is incredibly challenging for individuals to exercise their data rights. AdTech discrimination occurs at every stage of surveillance based online advertising – starting from data collection to the reason why we are shown specific ads. Read EDRi’s new report on how these democracy-eroding practices lead to exclusion & further harms.
Read how online ads discriminate here.
Watch: Defending our fundamental rights in the face of biometric mass surveillance in Europe
Biometric mass surveillance occurs everywhere, all the time to everybody without our consent or knowledge, posing a threat to our daily lives, freedom of self-expression and right to privacy. Join EDRi’s Campaigns and Communications Manager, Andreea Belu, in a conversation about Europeans’ chance to reclaim their faces.
Watch here to learn how to oppose creepy biometric mass surveillance.
Listen: Spring cleaning
EDRi member, Privacy International
Spring is over but did you remember to do your spring cleaning? EDRi’s member Privacy International invites us to peek into some of the tips and tricks on how to start cleaning up and securing our phones and computers.
Listen here to learn how to boost your privacy.
Do: Surveillance Self-Defense
EDRi member, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Defend yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices. In addition to tutorials for installing and using security-friendly software, this guide walks you through concepts like making a security plan, the importance of strong passwords, and protecting metadata.
Know Your Rights – Digital Rights Training
This is a workshop hosted by Migrants' Rights Network and Open Rights Group on digital rights, providing a training on digital rights and how this affects migrant communities...
Data for Policy 2021
The sixth International Data for Policy Conference will take place in London in September 2021. The conference series is the premier global forum for multiple disciplinary and cross-sector...
Fundamental Rights Forum 2021
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has launched their call for proposals to host a session at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 (RightsForum21). This year they are...
“Cultural Flow (s) and Mobility in the Age of Media Convergence”
EDRi's member Alternatif Bilişim hopes to come together with you around the following or other themes at the 5th New Media Studies National Congress, which will be held...
EDRi is looking for a Membership and Community Officer (permanent position)
EDRi is looking for a Membership and Community Officer to join EDRi’s team in Brussels. This is a unique opportunity to support the largest European civil society digital...
English proofreaders and EU languages translators needed
EDRi is looking for volunteers who can support with occasional translations and proofreading of our content such as publications, tweets, press material, blogs etc. We are open to...
GLAM Manager (Creative Commons)
CC is looking for an enthusiastic, well-organized and hardworking GLAM Manager to assist the Director of Policy, Open Culture, and GLAM in delivering the program’s goals.
Irish Council for Civil Liberties is hiring for various positions
ICCL is the foremost civil liberties organisation in Ireland with a long and successful track record of defending human rights and civil liberties, including at times when the...
Early Career Research Fellow in Ethics in AI (Health Justice)
Applications are invited for a full-time Early Career Research Fellow in Ethics in AI at the Faculty of Philosophy, in association with a Research Fellowship at Corpus Christi...
Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs vacancy at Mozilla
Mozilla is looking for a Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs.
CitizenLab is looking for Head of Marketing & Communications
CitizenLab is looking for Head of Marketing & Communications.
Wikimedia Foundation is hiring for multiple positions.
noyb is looking for a legal trainee
At noyb, they are continuously on the lookout for Legal Trainees who can help support them in their work on GDPR litigation and enforcement. As one of their...
GFF is looking for qualified lawyers, Legal clerkship & interns
Various positions available at GFF.
Digital Action is looking for a Campaigns Adviser on democracy and technology to help bring people and ideas together in collaborations to challenge the power of Big Tech.