EDRi-gram, 19 April 2023
In this edition of the EDRi-gram, we are inviting you to share your feedback on a draft programme for an initial decolonising process for the digital rights field in Europe. Multiple voices are raised against the EU CSAR proposal amidst plans revealing the wish to systematise government access to data. We are also looking at why it's important to uphold patients’ rights in a new health data law. And what are the consequences of the recently adopted Law on Olympic Games in France, which formalises the introduction of algorithmic video-surveillance.
A collective project: EDRi celebrates turning 20 in the capital of the EU
On 21 March, we celebrated EDRi 20th anniversary in Brussels, the heart of the European Union. Close friends and supporters gathered at Bozar, the Center for Fine Arts,...
Signal’s Meredith Whittaker voices EDRi’s concerns with the CSA Regulation
Meredith Whittaker, the President of the Signal Foundation, delivered the closing keynote speech at EDRi’s 20th-anniversary celebration in March 2023. The tech professional focused on the “recent spate...
Health and digital rights organisations urge EU lawmakers to uphold patients’ rights in new health data law
European lawmakers must ensure patients have control over their private medical records by adding an ‘opt-in’ consent requirement for the secondary use of health data under the proposed...
EU-US plan offensive to legitimise police access to data, civil society responds amid growing fears – Press Release
On 6 April 2023, EDRi and 8 partners sent an open letter to the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Vice President Margrethe Vestager, as...
Internal market MEPs wrestle with how to fix Commission’s CSAR proposal
The European Union’s proposed CSA Regulation (Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse) is one of the most controversial and misguided European internet laws...
France becomes the first European country to legalise biometric surveillance
EDRi member and Reclaim Your Face partner La Quadrature du Net charts out the chilling move by France to undermine human rights progress by ushering in mass algorithmic...
Police cameras won Big Brother Awards in Czechia
EDRi member in the Czech Republic Iuridicum Remedium handed out its anti-prizes for the eighteenth time in March 2023. 2022 was exceptional: one of the "awardees" came for...
Decolonising Digital Rights: a process imbued with love
This blog reflects on the end of the design phase of the decolonising digital rights in Europe process. It discusses our learnings and the next steps of the...
Share your feedback on our first draft programme
EDRi & Digital Freedom Fund
In addition to conversations with people working toward transformative change in many fields, we are now looking for feedback from a wider community on how to dismantle power structures in the digital rights field with an open consultation. If you would like to give your input to the discussion, answer to the consultation!
AI & security: disproportionate impact on marginalised and vulnerable groups
EDRi affiliate, ECNL
Artificial intelligence systems and emerging technologies are increasingly used as part of security measures to address terrorism and financial crimes. Yet, their potential harm to civil society and negative impact on human rights are hardly ever considered. Watch the full video.
Cybersecurity is about loving other people
In this episode of the podcast “Cyber Empathy”, Anastasios Arampatzis, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Specialist and Cybersecurity Content Writer, explore the power of hope-driven protection and cybersecurity as a massive demonstration of generosity and love for other people as well as his journey from the Greek Air Force to digital defender. Listen to it.
The Public Interest vs. Big Tech
EDRi member, Bits of Freedom
EDRi member Bits of Freedom and PILP (The Public Interest Litigation Project) decided to investigate whether and to what extent the freedoms and rights of civil society organizations are structurally limited by the dominant online platforms by organising sessions with four movements to discuss their experiences with Big Tech. Read the results of the investigation.
More-than-human exhibition (Curated by Jane Tingley)
more-than-human presents media artworks at the intersection of art, science, Indigenous worldviews, and technology that speculatively and poetically use multimodal storytelling as a vehicle for interpreting, mattering, and...
Psychosocial Circles Now Open!
Team CommUNITY is happy to announce the Spring enrollment of three psychosocial “circles” - a series of weekly virtual private gatherings, led by mental health professionals, that provide...
Foss-north is a free / open source conference covering both software and hardware from the technical perspective. Hosted in Gothenburg between Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm, with an international...
The Green/Digital/Society Conference
If you are an environmental or digital rights activist, researcher, policymaker, community member or just a concerned human being from the SEE region or Europe, join the discussion...
Call for participation for re:publica Berlin 2023: CASH, the festival for the digital society
Join the discussion about what does cash means to us and how does it impact the climate emergency or the protection of human rights. A different way of...
2nd ACM International Workshop on Multimedia AI against Disinformation (MAD’23)
Future multimedia disinformation detection research relies on the combination of different modalities and on the adoption of the latest advances of deep learning approaches and architectures. These ...
Summer Academy For Global Privacy Law 2023
The Brussels Privacy Hub is proud to announce its 2023 Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law, after 7 years of successful editions.
PIFtopia open call
PIFcamp is a 7-day international summer camp in the Slovenian nature, where art, technology and knowledge meet.
Freedom not Fear 1-4 September 2023
Freedom not Fear (fnf) is an annual self-organised conference on privacy and digital rights. People from all across Europe meet and work towards more freedom in the digitalised...
Feira @ the Global Gathering
You can now apply for the Global Gathering Feira, a 3-day social and networking festival space for digital rights defenders!
EU DisinfoLab 2023 Annual Conference
During those two days, the event will bring together renowned experts from diverse backgrounds, digging into the pressing issues in the disinformation space. By attending this physical forum,...
Law and Governance of Quantum Technologies is looking for 3 PhD researchers and a Postdoc researcher
The research group on the Law and Governance of Quantum Technologies studies the legal implications of quantum technologies through the lens of questions about law and digital infrastructure....
Digital Action is hiring for a Global Campaigns Manager
Digital Action is a globally connected campaigning organisation established in 2019 to protect democracy and human rights from digital threats. We are collaborative campaigners, catalysing movements that will...
Privacy International is hiring for Network Coordinator
Since 1990, Privay International has been working to promote the human right of privacy throughout the world: raise awareness of threats to privacy; monitor and report on surveillance...
The Greater Internet Freedom (GIF) project is hiring for a Lead Researcher
The lead researcher will spearhead and manage the research initiative along with the GIF team. They will liaise with the research advisory board, coordinate, and conduct the research...
Global Disinformation Index is hiring for a Project Manager
Disinformation has become a business. Today’s internet business models reward engagement above all else. These models monetise attention without considering the quality of the content garnering that attention,...
Tor Project is hiring for a Product Designer
The Tor Project, Inc., nonprofit organization advancing human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies, is seeking a Product Designer...
Wikimedia Foundation is hiring for various positions
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and their other free knowledge projects. Wikimedia Foundation wants to make it easier for everyone to share what they...
Electronic frontier foundation is hiring for various positions
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through...
Sovereign Tech Fund is hiring for various positions
The Sovereign Tech Fund's mission is to promote security, innovation and competitiveness and to create a stable digital foundation for participation and democracy.
Access Now is hiring for various positions
Access Now is a growing international human rights organisation dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy,...
Systemic Justice is hiring for various positions
Systemic Justice works to radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice. Centring affected communities in joint litigation, Systemic Justice will...
BEUC is hiring for a Digital Policy Officer
BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, is looking for a digital policy officer to reinforce its Digital Team, in particular on files related to data protection, privacy, the data economy and...
Amnesty International is hiring for various positions
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who take injustice personally. They are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by...