EDRi-gram, 22 September 2021
In this EDRi-gram, we challenge the technical ‘debiasing’ as the main solution to AI-driven structural inequality and call on policymakers to tackle the root causes of the power imbalances caused by the pervasive use of AI systems. We also look at how Big Tech platforms are harming users and join forces with EDRi's member Panoptykon Foundation, along with 49 civil rights organisations, to urge the EU to empower users and ensure effective oversight of algorithms in their amendments to the Digital Services Act.
The list of negative consequences of how dominant online platforms shape our experience online is neither short nor trivial. From exploiting users’ vulnerabilities, triggering psychological trauma, depriving people...
EDRi's member Society for Civil Rights (GFF) supports the independent DNS resolver Quad9 in a court case against an interim injunction ordering Quad9 to set up network blocks....
The attack on the asylum system proposed by the UK government in the Nationality and Borders Bill has provoked outrage. However, the Bill also includes proposals to introduce...
Register research turned privacy disaster. Epicenter.works nominates Sebastian Kurz for a Big Brother Award
Research is important. Using research as a cover to obtain unchecked access to sensitive official data is not. At the beginning of July, the Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz,...
The Slovenian Presidency of the Council is planning to accelerate negotiations on a vast expansion of the Eurodac database, which will hold sensitive data on millions of asylum...
On 15 September, the yearly State of the Union 2021 address took place. The address is the event where the European Commission evaluates the preceding year and the...
The global drive to control Big Tech
In the high-stakes battle between states and technology companies, the rights of internet users have become the main casualties. Click here to learn how Big Tech is exploiting our data.
The #PaperBackSociety challenging facial recognition surveillance
The #PaperBagSociety is a dystopian reality, a metaphor for the way biometric mass surveillance suppresses our choices, our speech and our freedoms. Watch here to see the wide impact this online challenge had.
Detours to more monitoring
Chloé Berthélémy, Policy Advisor, EDRi
EDRi’s Chloé Berthélémy speaks at the German Culture Radio, discussing European security laws which restrict data protection and privacy. Listen here to learn more. (The discussion is only available in German.)
Track EU officials and Big Tech industry lobbyists’ meetings
In the past 7 years, there have been around 1 000 meetings between #BigTech industry lobbyists and EU officials. Is it a surprise those companies keep getting their own way? Follow the @eutechwatch bot to keep an eye on their meetings!
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...
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