EDRi-gram, 22 April 2021

Issues of non-discrimination and fundamental rights would have to be at the core of the approach to artificial intelligence, rather than considered after competition and industrial policy. A truly people-centred AI regulation would take a step back and acknowledge the inherent harms AI will perpetuate if deployed for certain purposes.

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  • May 7, 2021

    3rd Workshop on obfuscation

    TU Delft and Cornell Tech organise the online event Obfuscation strategies which represent creative ways to evade surveillance, protect privacy, improve security; as well as protest, contest, resist...

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    May 10, 2021

    Stockholm Internet Forum

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  • September 14, 2021

    Data for Policy 2021

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    Fundamental Rights Forum 2021

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Bits of Freedom | Policy Advisor | The Netherlands | deadline: 02.05.2021

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EPICGlobal Privacy Counsel, Executive Assistant & more | Washington, DC | deadline: 21.05.2021

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European AI Fund | Programme Officer | Brussels | deadline: until filled

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