EDRi-gram, 25 May 2022

In this edition of the EDRi-gram, we urge the European Parliament to make good use of the chance that the AI Act offers to regulate harmful border technologies and truly protect people on the move. We also dive deeper in the needy-greedy details of the European Commission's recent proposal for a ‘Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse’ which creates major risks to the privacy, security and integrity of private communications, not just in the EU, but globally.

By EDRi · May 25, 2022



Celebrate GDPR’s 4th anniversary!


Today marks the 4th anniversary of the GDPR, the strongest set of data protection laws up to date. Dozens of civil society organisations, including EDRi, took part in heated debates that shaped what is known today as the General Data Protection Regulation. As much as GDPR changed the game when it comes to enhancing our privacy and limiting companies, governments and Big Tech from exploiting our data, there are still improvements to be done. Read our thread on the history of GDPR here.


How will mandatory SIM Card Registration impact women’s rights?

Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA)

Mandatory SIM card registration poses risks to multiple fundamental human rights. It will mandate people to register their social media accounts, undermining the freedom of expression and protection that anonymity gives to journalists, activists, human rights defenders, whistleblowers, and government critics. Listen how mandatory SIM registration harms women’s safety.


Violence at the EU’s borders: Tech and surveillance in Europe’s Human Rights Crisis

EDRi member Privacy International

The migration crisis in 2015 brutally exposed the divisions in Europe. People who fled war and make it to Europe are being met with violence and intrusive surveillance at the border at the hands of state authorities. Privacy International sat down with Natalie & Sergio from the Border Violence Monitoring Network to learn more about the situation at Europe’s borders. Watch the discussion now.


Join the Digital Rights Job Fair

Team CommUNITY

Join the first-ever Digital Rights Job Fair on June 16, and meet leading organizations in the field. This is a great opportunity to expand your network, meet recruiters, and see what jobs exist. Space is limited! Sign up soon.