EDRi-gram, 20 October 2021
In this edition of the EDRi-gram, we share the launch of a collection of four scenarios that describe situations involving cross-border access to personal data and explains the necessary safeguards needed in the e-Evidence Proposal to mitigate these fundamental rights harms. We also demonstrate how software embedded in people’s devices can monitor our movements and surveil us, how a ban on surveillance advertising can fix Facebook and a lot more. Also now's your chance to submit your session proposal for the 10th annual Privacy Camp event, happening on January 25, 2022!
Stories reveal profound flaws in the “e-Evidence Regulation”
The Regulation on cross border access to data by law enforcement (so-called “e-Evidence” Regulation) threatens to put the rights of journalists, lawyers, doctors, social workers and individuals in...
Top system and the right to repair
Some questions take thirty years to answer, even if just partially. In the early ’90s of the previous century, the EU legislative process was a battleground of American...
Facebook Files: How a ban on surveillance advertising can fix Facebook
Facebook is engulfed in the biggest crisis to hit the company since the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The explosive revelations by whistle-blower Frances Haugen, is that Facebook’s leadership refused...
noyb publishes the draft decision by the DPC in the case against Facebook
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has sent a draft decision to EDRi's member noyb - European Center for Digital Rights and informed noyb that the draft decision would be shared with the other European...
You Shall Not Pass! Wikimedia Foundation Denied Observer Status At WIPO
China blocked the Wikimedia Foundation’s bid for observer status at WIPO. This is the second time this has happened after the Foundation’s initial application in 2020. Wikimedia’s exclusion...
The EU Parliament Took a Stance Against AI Mass Surveillance: What are the Global Implications?
The European Parliament's resolution on artificial intelligence in criminal law and its use by the police presents an opportunity for the EU to reconsider its role in the...
Bugs in our pockets?
Now, in Bugs in our Pockets: The Risks of Client-Side Scanning, the authors take a long hard look at the options for mass surveillance via software embedded in...
If you want digital policy done right, propose it yourself
Fed up with the digital policies in Germany or the lack thereof in the past decades, EDRi member Chaos Computer Club e.V. (CCC) submitted their own proposal for a digital...
Press “Accept” to let companies know every step you take
When you download a free app and accept their privacy statement, did you know that you may just have allowed data about your movement to be sold freely...
Warning: the EU’s Digital Services Act could repeat TERREG’s mistakes
On 30 September, the Committee of Legal Affairs (JURI) in the European Parliament approved its draft report on a Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act). We...
Closing the Loopholes in EU’s Net Neutrality Framework
The European net neutrality rules are being reformed to fix one of the biggest loopholes in the EU‘s framework: Zero-Rating. EDRi has been vocal about the dangers of...
Apply for funding
“Bias and Transparency in AI Awards” fund
The Mozilla Technology Fund’s first call for proposals is for projects which can expose elements of how artificial intelligence (AI) systems work, in order to reduce bias in and increase the transparency of AI systems. Apply for funding here.
The future of online advertising
The Greens/EFA, EU Political group
Imagine a world in which people aren’t manipulated into giving up their privacy to the advertising industry. The Digital Services Act can make Tracking Free Ads the new norm for Europe! This new study of the economic impact of banning surveillance ads shows what a future without manipulation online can look like. Peek into a future where people take back control over their data and online freedom.
Conversations on digital rights
How could the European Commission’s legislative proposal on artificial intelligence be improved? What steps could and should be taken, in this regulatory proposal and beyond, to tackle the issue of racism in artificial intelligence at the European level? Watch EDRi’s Senior Policy Advisor Sarah Chander share her ideas.
Emerging technologies and future challenges
European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
Technology is constantly evolving aits impact on our societies is getting greater. It is impossible to completely predict the future of technology and its impact, but in order to lessen their possible harms we need a functioning legal framework to prevent them. Listen to find out how we can enable democratic societies in the digital age.
Data dilemmas: Dealing with data and investigating the consequences
How do we track surveillance and deal with cybersecurity? How do we investigate abuse of personal data? How can we assess the lobbying power of big tech? These...
Festival des libertés
Space for artistic communication, demands and artistic creations, the Festival des Libertés is the globalized expression of our permanent action defending the rights, liberties and values of universal...
Visions for a Digital Europe 2025
Politicians and legislators are currently setting the regulatory course for Europe's digital future. Platform economy, data protection and data sovereignty as well as artificial intelligence and open data...
Fundamental Rights Forum 2021
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has launched their call for proposals to host a session at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 (RightsForum21). This year they are...
“Cultural Flow (s) and Mobility in the Age of Media Convergence”
EDRi's member Alternatif Bilişim hopes to come together with you around the following or other themes at the 5th New Media Studies National Congress, which will be held...
FIfF Conference 2021 – Self-determination in digital spaces
Because you only see those in the light, you can't see those in the dark. Self-determination in digital spaces, Munich, 12.-14. November 2021
A monthly series of interdisciplinary seminars around legal and technical topics related to cybersecurity and online privacy, organised by the CiTiP, COSIC, and DistriNET research groups of KU...
#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...
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...
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),...
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...
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...
Mozilla | Senior Fellow: Trustworthy AI | Remote | 23.10.2021
Ada Lovelace Institute | Communications Manager, Senior Researchers | London| various
HRDAG | Data Scientist | San Francisco | until filled
IFLA | Programme Manager, Network Coordinator | Remote | various
Access Now | Investor Advocate, Grant Writer (Location Options) & more | various | various
NOYB | Mid-level and senior lawyers; Full Stack Developer; Legal Trainees | Vienna | various
Ranking Digital Rights | Technology Manager | Remote | until filled
EDPS | Officials, Contract Agents, National Experts, Traineeship | Remote | until filled
Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte | Legal trainees & more | Germany | various
Wikimedia Foundation | Manager, Trust and Safety, Movement Communications, Movement Advocacy Community Manager & more | Remote | until filled