EDRi-gram, 17 January 2024

In December 2023, European Union (EU) institutions reached an agreement on the landmark Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act. But we think it might be too early to celebrate. Same for the European Media Freedom Act, which culminated in a politically pressured final trilogue in December. The final text leaves much to be desired in protecting journalists and EU fundamental rights.

By EDRi · January 17, 2024



Tell Meta to stop silencing Palestine!

EDRi member, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Since Hamas’ attack on Israel on October 7, Meta’s biased moderation tools and practices, as well as policies on violence and incitement and on dangerous organizations and individuals, have led to Palestinian content and accounts being removed and banned at an unprecedented scale. We need to urge Meta to stop this. Read more.




Anxious about your health? Facebook won’t let you forget

EDRi member, Panoptykon

A new study by EDRi member Panoptykon Foundation entitled “The Algorithms of Trauma 2” has shown that the digital giant competes for its users’ attention by exploiting its knowledge of their fears and weaknesses, and the buttons which are supposed to hide unwanted content do not work as they promise. Read more.



The dangers of algorithmic video surveillance

EDRi member, La Quadrature du Net

In this video, EDRi member La Quadrature du Net explains the technical workings and political dangers of algorithmic video surveillance (AVS). This technology is being used in total secrecy and without any public debate, probably in more than a hundred cities already.. Watch the full video.





Good News: Things you might have missed in 2023

EDRi member, Privacy International

In this episode of EDRi member Privacy International’s podcast  “Technology Pill” you can find out more about all the good (or good-ish) things you might have missed in 2023! Listen to it.



  • November 23, 2023

    Calculating Empires: A Genealogy of Technology and Power, 1500-2025

    This is the exhibition conceived by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler for Osservatorio's headquarters in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan that maps our technological present, illustrating how...

  • January 24, 2024

    #PrivacyCamp24: Final programme

    The 12th edition of Privacy Camp will take place on 24 January 2024. For this edition, we invite you to explore the theme ‘Revealing, Rethinking and Changing Systems’.

  • January 25, 2024

    Data Protection Day

    The Council of Europe (CoE), CPDP and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) invite you to register for the CPDP - Data Protection Day, which will take place...

  • March 1, 2024

    Winter Congress 2024

    Digitale Gesellschaft hosts from 1st to 2. March 2024 to the seventh winter congress in the Casinotheater in Winterthur. From Friday evening and on Saturday, topics related to...

  • March 23, 2024

    LibrePlanet 2024

    LibrePlanet provides an opportunity for activists, hackers, law professionals, artists, educators, students, developers, policymakers, tinkerers, and anyone looking for technology that respects the user's freedom to come together...

  • June 27, 2024

    Global Digital Intimacies Conference

    In the light of these transformations, the Global Digital Intimacies conference aims to gather together scholars from around the world to investigate digital intimacy in all its varieties.

  • EDMO Scientific conference on disinformation

    February 26, 2024

    EDMO Scientific Conference 2024

    This event will invite researchers to present their latest work on newly approaching topics within the realm of disinformation. There will be invited speakers, match-making sessions, and concessions...