EDRi-gram 18.12, 24 June 2020
"Digital sovereignty means building infrastructures, helping create services, funding research and supporting critical civil society"
The threat on OTF as a wake up call for European digital sovereignty
Around 2 billion people in 60 countries are able to use the internet securely and without risks of being surveilled or censored. And all of this, thanks to...
COVID-Tech: COVID-19 opens the way for the use of police drones in Greece
In EDRi’s series on COVID-19, COVIDTech, we explore the critical principles for protecting fundamental rights while curtailing the spread of the virus, as outlined in the EDRi network’s...
French Avia law declared unconstitutional: what does this teach us at EU level?
On 18 June, the French Constitutional Council, the constitutional authority in France, declared the main provisions of the “Avia law” unconstitutional. France’s legislation on hate speech was adopted...
Massive political data leak in Malta
After a massive leak of the voter’s list showing the voting preferences, addresses, phones and dates of birth of a majority of the Maltese population, EDRi member noyb.eu...
European Commission derails copyright reform in South Africa
Last year, the South African parliament adopted a progressive new copyright bill that would have drastically improved access to educational materials, introduced a fair use exception, implemented the...
- Who do they think we are? Political parties, political profiling and the law
- Antitrust case against Facebook’s ‘super profiling’ back on track after German federal court ruling
#SaveInternetFreedomGlobal internet freedom is more important than ever before, but the current administration in the United States is threatening to dismantle the Open Technology Fund – a very effective tool in the fight to safeguard the internet as a secure democratic space. Sign this letter today and tell the US Congress: Don’t turn your back on the Open Technology Fund! Take action now to ensure people around the world are still able to speak, think, and worship freely online.
The rise of artificial intelligence & how it will reshape the future of free speech
Attend an online event organized in the framework of the OSCE RFoM #SAIFE #AIFreeSpeech project, to discuss the current state of play, as well as the possible way forward to safeguard free speech when deploying automation and artificial intelligence (AI), including in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Eliska Pirkova, Europe Policy Analyst from EDRi member Access Now will be participating as a panelist.
Wednesday, 8 July 2020, in the afternoon (CET). Registration here:
Stay tuned with EDRi’s campaigning plans!Stay up to date with EDRi’s campaigns, including our effort to Ban Biometric Mass Surveillance, by signing up to the link below.
10.08.2020 re:publica20 (new date)Berlin, Germany
06.11.2020 Freedom not Fear 2020Brussels, Belgium
26.01.2021 Privacy Camp 2021Brussels, Belgium