EDRi-gram, 20 April 2022

In this edition of the EDRi-gram, we look at how you can influence the AI Act in order to ban biometric mass surveillance across Europe. We also raise our concerns with the new Cybercrime Protocol which threatens to undermine our privacy to compensate for the rising powers of law enforcement authorities. Don't miss out to learn who the biggest data sinners of the last year are, join the German Big Brother Awards 2022. In previous years, the Big Brother Awards have placed a spotlight on threats to privacy and basic rights, including loyalty cards, credit scoring, toll cameras, colour photocopiers or mobile phone surveillance.

By EDRi · April 20, 2022



Contra Chrome

Leah Elliott

Google Chrome, which – by design – is all about you. In Contra Chrome, Leah carefully charts the inner workings of the controversial browser in a funny and easily accessible way. In webcomic form, she documents how over the last decade, Google’s browser has become a threat to user privacy and the democratic process itself. Download the whole comic as a free PDF & spread the word!



Reporting Obligations and Transparency


Join EDRi’s Head of Policy Diego Naranjo for the discussion on the transparency requirements for intermediaries, online platforms and VLOPs, as well as on the issue of access to data, statements of reasons, vetted researchers and access to data. Listen now.


Data Brokers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


John Oliver explores the technology behind those unsettling moments when it became clear that our computer was monitoring our activities a little more closely than we would like it. Learn how much data brokers know about us and what they are doing with our information. Watch now. 


Towards Public Digital Infrastructure: A proposed governance model

NGI Forward

On today’s internet, power is concentrated in the hands of a handful of actors who increasingly control what we read and what we see. Attempts by both governments and large technology companies to take back control are an important source of internet fragmentation – recent events have us teetering closer to the splinternet than ever before – and leave citizens with little agency and choice. Read more.