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.
New AI law proposal calls out harms of biometric mass surveillance, but does not resolve them
On 21 April 2021, the European Commission put forward a proposal for a new law on artificial intelligence. With it, the Commission acknowledged some of the numerous threats...
Luca contact tracing app: CCC calls for an immediate moratorium
A dubious business model, defective software, irregularities in the awarding of contracts: EDRi member, Chaos Computer Club (CCC) demands an immediate end to federal funding for the “Luca”...
How Austria wants to implement upload filters and ancillary copyright
EDRi's member epicenter.works sheds light on the Austrian implementation of the controversial Copyright Directive passed in the EU Parliament in 2019. As positive as some draft provisions regarding...
Anonymity is indispensable
Would an anonymity ban on social media be a good solution to counter all the hatred on these platforms? We were asked this question by a national newspaper...
Why EU needs to be wary that AI will increase racial profiling
Central to predictive policing systems is the notion that risk and crime can be objectively and accurately forecasted. Not only is this presumption flawed, it demonstrates a growing commitment...
E-Evidence: trilogues kick off on safeguards vs. efficiency
The Regulation on European production and preservation orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters (E-Evidence) aims to create clear rules on how a judicial authority in one Member...
Thousands Expected to Sue Facebook in Mass Action Against Privacy Breach
EDRi's member Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) will sue Facebook to recover damages for those affected by the recent breach of personal data by Facebook, a first for legal...
EU: New “ad-hoc working group” on vaccine passports starts work – in secret
EDRi's member Statewatch shares that discussions amongst EU member states on how to approach plans for digital vaccination certificates are taking place in a new "ad-hoc working group",...
Buy a phone, get a tracker: unauthorized tracking code illegally installed on Android phones
EDRi's member noyb launched further action against Google’s AAID (Android Advertising Identifier), following similar complaints against Apple’s IDFA. The somewhat hidden ID allows Google and all apps on...
Computers are binary, people are not: how AI systems undermine LGBTQ identity
Companies and governments are already using AI systems to make decisions that lead to discrimination. When police or government officials rely on them to determine who they should...
Regulating Border Tech Experiments in a Hostile World
We are facing a growing panopticon of technology that limits people’s movements, their ability to reunite with their families, and at the worst of times, their ability to...
Upcoming judgment against mass surveillance in France
On Wednesday 21 April, the Conseil d'Etat (France's highest administrative court) will issue its final decision in the most important case that EDRi's observer La Quadrature du Net...
Dominant tech companies make their products incompatible deliberately
Imagine buying a new dining table from IKEA and although it’s a great table, it can only be used with IKEA-made chairs. For security reasons, the furniture maker...
Read: Why we must stop biometric surveillance in the EU
Producer: The Greens/EFA, political group in the European Parliament
In this interview, EDRi’s Policy and Campaigns Officer Ella Jakubowska enters into a conversation with Patrick Breyer (Greens/EFA) to discuss the harmful consequences for people of the deployment of biometric mass surveillance technologies in public spaces and how the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed the collection of vast troves of sensitive data without appropriate safeguards for human rights.
Watch: The Power of Privacy
Producer: The Guardian
In this documentary, Aleks Krotoski travels the world to undergo challenges that explore our digital life in the 21st century. Watch her be stalked and hacked, fight to get leaked documents back, dive into open data and live in a futuristic home that monitors her every move.
Listen: Big Brother pays your benefits
Producer: Privacy International
In this episode of the technology Pill Podcast, Catlin Bishop (Campaigns Officer at Privacy International) talks with Eva Blum-Dumontet, the Senior Research Officer at Privacy International about the ways in which the UK Department of Work and Pensions surveil benefit recipients.
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...
Stockholm Internet Forum
Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) is the forum advancing a free, open, and secure internet as a driver of global development. This is an arena for exchanging knowledge and...
Data for Policy 2021
The sixth International Data for Policy Conference will take place in London in September 2021. The conference series is the premier global forum for multiple disciplinary and cross-sector...
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...
Bits of Freedom | Policy Advisor | The Netherlands | deadline: 02.05.2021
Human Rights Watch | Director, Technology and Human Rights | Multiple Locations | deadline: 03.05.2021
Digital Freedom Fund | Operations and Events Officer | Berlin | deadline: 09.05.2021
EPIC | Global Privacy Counsel, Executive Assistant & more | Washington, DC | deadline: 21.05.2021
Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte | Legal, Fundraising and Communications interns | Germany | deadline: various
noyb | PR/Copywriter; Grants Officer | Vienna | deadline: until filled
Wikimedia Foundation | Lead Program Officer, Community Learning and Evaluation; Lead Communications Specialist; Senior Public Policy Specialist & more | Remote | deadline: until filled
European AI Fund | Programme Officer | Brussels | deadline: until filled
CitizenLab | Government Success Manager; Business Development Lead | Belgium; Germany | deadline: until filled
Mozilla | Associate Researcher, PNI; Senior Researcher | Multiple locations | deadline: until filled