EDRi-gram, 19 January 2022
In this first edition of the EDRi-gram for 2022, we look at how people are pushing MEPs to take the opportunity to end surveillance ads. We also explore why it is important for our health data to stay private and how the e-Evidence Regulation threatens the confidentiality of this sensitive information. We also look into what it’s like to have an algorithm as your boss through the stories of millions of people worldwide, working in the gig economy for companies like Uber, Deliveroo, Bolt & Just Eat, who are subjected to unprecedented surveillance.
Online surveillance thrives when fear takes over
European law-enforcement agencies have been pushing to end encryption and survey everyone’s online communications.
Nearly 130 public interest organisations and experts urge the United Nations to include human rights safeguards in proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty
Today, EDRi, our member Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Human Rights Watch, along with nearly 130 organizations and academics working in 56 countries, regions, or globally, urged members...
Hide and Seek: Polish DPA agrees that people should be able to access their advertising profiles, but there’s no way to do so
Following EDRi member Panoptykon’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) complaint against one of the biggest Polish news website, Interia.pl - the Polish Data Protection Authority has confirmed that...
E-evidence regulation: Why it matters for medical confidentiality?
Access to health data by foreign authorities in the context of a criminal investigation – be it intentional or not – needs to be carefully regulated as it...
EDPS sanctions the European Parliament for illegal EU-US data transfers – among other violations
In January 2021, noyb filed a complaint against the European Parliament on behalf of six Members of the European Parliament over an internal corona testing website. The issues...
Austrian DSB: EU-US data transfers to Google Analytics illegal
In a groundbreaking decision, the Austrian Data Protection Authority ("Datenschutzbehörde" or "DSB") has decided on a model case by noyb that the continuous use of Google Analytics violates...
Informing the Disinfo Debate: A Policy Guide for Protecting Human Rights
Today, 20 December 2021, EDRi, Access Now and Civil Liberties Union for Europe publish a joint report as a continuation of its 2018 predecessor, Informing the “Disinformation” Debate. The main...
European court supports transparency in risky EU border tech experiments
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the European Commission must reveal initially-withheld documents relating to the controversial iBorderCtrl project, which experimented with risky...
Managed by Bots: surveillance of gig-economy workers
WIE’s recent ‘Managed by Bots’ report demonstrates that opaque algorithms dictate almost every aspect of gig economy employees’ work, offering them limited visibility or avenues for redress when...
Cross-border access to user data by law enforcement in 2021: A year in review
Law enforcement agencies around the world are getting their holiday wish list, thanks to the Council of Europe’s adoption of a flawed new protocol to the Budapest Convention,...
Don’t let Big Tech fool you: Small businesses don’t want surveillance advertising
Tracking-based advertising has become all pervasive in the digital world. Amnesty Tech's new research shows that small businesses know very well how harmful these practices are to human...
People ask MEPs: Take the opportunity, end surveillance ads!
Thousands of people are asking the EU Parliament to end online surveillance advertising , ahead of the DSA (Digital Services Act) vote in the plenary on Thursday, 20...
Short Film “Reclaim Your Face”: the harms of Biometric Mass Surveillance to society
‘Biometric Mass Surveillance pose a danger to society’ is the main message of Alexander Lehmann's latest short film. And there is no better place to premier this movie...
The EU’s own ‘Snowden Scandal’: Europol’s Data Mining
On 3 January 2022, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), which supervises the processing of personal data by the EU’s law enforcement agency, Europol, ordered Europol to delete...
Happy New Year from EDRi!
Gail Rego, Senior Communications and Media Manager, EDRi
2021 has been a roller coaster but we still came together to limit Big Tech’s power, Reclaim Our Faces, make digital spaces safe and inclusive for all & outlaw the most harmful tech uses. There is no rest for the wicked, so too can we not rest on our achievements. In 2022, we will challenge, counter & resist attempts to divide, profile and oppress. Check our video now.
REGISTER for the 10-year anniversary edition of #PrivacyCamp22 now!
Privacy Camp is turning 10 and it’s time to celebrate! Join us at this online anniversary edition to build together on the lessons of the past and to collectively articulate strategic ways forward for the advancement of human rights in the digital society. Register TODAY!
Put Fundamental Rights at Top of Digital Regulation
Human Rights Watch
The European Union’s draft rules to regulate internet platforms have the potential to better protect human rights online. But the European Parliament should be more ambitious in holding technology companies accountable for human rights harm stemming from their practices and introduce stronger safeguards against government abuse. Read more about how the Digital Services Act can be more ambitious.
ProofMode on the InterPlanetary File System
Join a conversation about the project’s upcoming work on ProofMode, journey into the DWeb, how and where to build in the privacy and security needed for activists and journalists, and finishes with a grand unification theory across multiple apps and projects. Listen now.
#PrivacyCamp22: Livestream starting at 9:00 CET, 25 January 2022
The 10th edition of Privacy Camp invites for a forward-looking retrospective on the last decade of digital rights. This edition aims at building on the lessons of the...
Legally Attentive AI: Awareness Conference on Explainability of AI
The Brussels Privacy Hub, in collaboration with the LeADS (Legally Attentive Data Scientists) gladly announces the Webinar on "Legally Attentive AI: Awareness Conference on Explainability of AI" on...
CPDP Conferences: Computers, Privacy & Data Protection
As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and...
Feminist Tech Deep-dive on Misinformation/Disinformation
A 3-day deep-dive, conducted virtually, a hope-driven call to action, which invites the participants not only to understand and critique, but occupy and expand digital spaces for democratic...
The EU Open Source Policy Summit
At the EU Open Source Policy Summit, global technology and policy leaders come together to discuss how collaboration and competition are being rethought as we are innovating to...
FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software. Usually taking place in the beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium),...
Winterkongress of Digitale Gesellschaft, Switzerland
The Digitale Gesellschaft (Digital Society Switzerland) invites you on Friday 25th February 2022, starting at 19.00, and Saturday 26th to this year's edition of the "Winterkongress".
MozFest 2022: The schedule is now live!
MozFest is a unique festival- part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more...
The programme for the 11th edition of RightsCon is now out!
Every year RightsCon brings together activists, business leaders, policy makers, technologists, and journalists from around the world to take action on human rights in the digital age.
re:publica Berlin 2022
re:publica Berlin is back! The festival for the digital society takes place from 8-10 June 2022 at Arena Berlin and Festsaal Kreuzberg with the motto "Any Way the...
Civil Rights Defenders is seeking Digital Security Trainers
Civil Rights Defenders is seeking bids from organisations or individuals to enter a frame agreement to perform remote and in-person security trainings for their partner organisations and their...
Vacancies at Privacy International
Privacy International (PI) has multiple open positions: Policy Officer, Technology Officer.
Open Call for Fellowship Applications
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Tactical Tech is looking for a Communications & Fundraising Manager
Tactical Tech is looking for an engaging storyteller, with passion and creativity for building communications assets and materials, who will develop and implement strategic and action plans to...
Open Rights Group is looking for a Data Protection Policy Manager
ORG is pursuing a multi-strand initiative designed to inform, mobilise and influence a cross-sectoral challenge to Government efforts to weaken data protection and the role of the ICO...
Project Manager vacancy at Tails
Tails, a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship, is looking for a project manager to make their organization function better.
Vacancies at Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for a Staff Attorney - Patent Experience.
Job openings at Epicenter.Works
EDRi member epicenter.works has openings for volunteer web developer, and graphic designer positions.
Global Network is looking for a Development Manager
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is an international multistakeholder group of Internet and telecommunications companies, civil society organizations (including human rights and press freedom groups), investors and academics....
Open North is looking for a Senior Analyst
This position offers the possibility to contribute to and learn from several projects revolving around data governance, open data, open smart cities, open government and AI ethics. All...
Vacancies at The Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation has multiple vacancies open.
Open vacancies at noyb for GDPR Lawyers, Legal Trainees & Community Managers
EDRi member noyb is a non-profit organization working on enforcement actions under GDPR, that is expanding their pan-European tech team to work on innovative legal tech projects.
Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte is looking for Legal Trainees & more
EDRi member Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF) is looking for Legal Trainees and more. GFF is a Berlin-based NGO with the mission to establish a sustainable structure for successful strategic...
Access Now is looking for Design Lead & more
EDRi member Access Now, a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, is looking for...
Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs vacancy at Mozilla
Mozilla is looking for a Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs.