EDRi-gram, 17 April 2024

But what knocked everyone's socks off was the massive victory in Greece, where EDRi member Homo Digitalis' strategic complaint led to a record-breaking fine to the Ministry of Asylum and Migration for violating people's data protection rights in its border management systems KENTAUROS and HYPERION. This news from Greece, immediately followed by the European Parliament's vote on the European Union's asylum system (EURODAC), makes it irrefutable that the Migration Pact is the EU's attempt to codify in law surveillance practices that not only gravely harm the rights of migrants but which are illegal. 

By EDRi · April 17, 2024



Tarot cards: sex work & tech

EDRi Affiliate, European Sex Workers Rights Alliance (ESWA)

The cards aim to deliver sex workers and sex workers’ rights organisations useful information in an accessible format on an array of issues relevant to sex workers’ digital rights. Each card bears a beautiful artwork on the front, portraying an issue central to the digital rights of sex workers. Discover the cards.


Digital footprints on the dark side of Geneva

Coda Story

This is the second in a series of multimedia collaborations of Coda Story on evolving systems of surveillance in medium-sized cities around the world by photographers at Magnum Photos, data geographers at the Edgelands Institute, an organisation that explores how the digitalisation of urban security is changing the urban social contract. Read the article and take a look at the photos.



Teaching about data: A resource for educators

EDRi member, Privacy International (PI)

This learning resource can be useful to any person who wants to educate others, i.e. teachers in formal education, educators in non-formal education, people working in NGOs on related topics, organisers of community workshops, activists, or media makers who might be interested in creating critical data literacy resources themselves. Watch the video.



Does the EU need to go further in competition policy for tech?


This week’s Tech Brief talk is with Max von Thun, Europe Director at the Open Markets Institute about competition policy. Amid a barrage of measures and investigations on digital competition in recent weeks, the think tank co-authored a manifesto calling for a revamp of competition policy, including structural changes within the Commission. Listen to the podcast.


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