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.
European Commission wants to eliminate online confidentiality
This might sound attention-seeking, but we really believe to be not far off the mark. It really looks like the European Commission wants to cancel encryption.
The AI Act: EU’s chance to regulate harmful border technologies
The AI Act will be the first regional mechanism of its kind in the world, but it needs a serious update to meaningfully address the profileration of harmful...
Personal data and competition: Mapping perspectives, identifying challenges and enhancing engagement for competition regulators and civil society
This report seeks to map the attitudes and perspectives of competition regulators and civil society across the world with regard to personal data and competition.
Belgium wants to ban Signal – a harbinger of European policy to come
Last week, the Belgian government launched a proposal that would ban Signal. What's going on?
How a Hollywood star lobbies the EU for more surveillance
The European Union debates a new law that could force platforms to scan all private messages for signs of child abuse. Its most prominent advocate is the actor...
European perspectives: Fight against disinformation by improving standards in journalism and empowering citizens
Disinformation cannot be suppressed by only regulation and laws, it is necessary to empower the media and journalists, invest in quality and independent journalism, as well as in...
The voices of human rights defenders affected by the Pegasus spyware must be heard
EDRi and 22 civil society organisations urge the established European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware to ensure that the...
Will the European Parliament stand up for our rights by prohibiting biometric mass surveillance in the AI Act?
On 10 May, EDRi and 52 organisations wrote to the Members of the European Parliament to ask them to ban the remote use of these technologies in publicly...
The EU AI Act: How to (truly) protect people on the move
The European Union Artificial Intelligence Act (EU AI Act) aims to promote the uptake of trustworthy AI and, at the same time, protect the rights of all people...
Collective complaint against the Technopolice
Today, we have come to a point where the combination of these technologies creates a state of total surveillance in our streets:CCTV everywhere, enormous police databases, facial recognition...
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
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.
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...
Stopping SLAPPs: legal threats to media freedom and what the UK should do to prevent them
Organised by the Foreign Policy Centre and ARTICLE 19, this event will bring together affected journalists, media defence lawyers and civil society to explore both the impact of...
The programme for the 11th edition of RightsCon is now out!
Every year RightsCon brings together activists, business leaders, policy makers, technologists, and journalists from around the world to take action on human rights in the digital age.
360/Open Summit: Contested Realities | Connected Futures
The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) presents the fifth annual 360/Open Summit on June 6 and 7 at the Square, in-person in Brussels and online around...
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...
EDMO 2022 Annual Conference: Save the date
Mark your calendar: EDMO 2022 Annual Conference will take place in Brussels on 13 and 14 June. Join us for two days of live interaction to discover and...
Join the Digital Rights Job Fair
Meet leading organizations at the intersection of technology, human rights, and social justice, working on the most important issues facing our world.
Colour of Surveillance Europe Conference
The European Colour of Surveillance Europe Conference is happening on 15-16 September 2022. The event organised by European Digital Rights in partnership with Bits of Freedom, Controle Alt...
Android/Python contractors for the Guardian Project
Guardian Project is seeking Android/Python contractors for mobile/free software/privacy work!
Associate Director of Institutional Support vacancy at EFF
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an established San Francisco-based nonprofit organization defending online privacy and free expression, is looking for a full-time Associate Director of Institutional Support to...
Policy Officer vacancy at European Coalition for Corporate Justice
ECCJ is looking for a Policy Officer to work on mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence and corporate liability, and other related legislative files
Senior Associate Data Protection vacancy at AWO
The role primarily involves delivering data protection services to clients from a range of sectors, including but not limited to commercial clients, non-profit organisations and international humanitarian actors.
Job Opportunities at EngageMedia
EngageMedia is looking for a new Executive Director.
AlgorithmWatch is hiring for several positions
Join AlgorithmWatch as a Freelancer.
Job openings at Epicenter.Works
EDRi member epicenter.works has openings for volunteer web developer, and graphic designer positions.
Vacancies at The Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation has multiple vacancies open.
Open vacancies at noyb for GDPR Lawyers, Legal Trainees & Community Managers
EDRi member noyb is a non-profit organization working on enforcement actions under GDPR, that is expanding their pan-European tech team to work on innovative legal tech projects.
Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte is looking for Legal Trainees & more
EDRi member Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF) is looking for Legal Trainees and more. GFF is a Berlin-based NGO with the mission to establish a sustainable structure for successful strategic...
Access Now is looking for Design Lead & more
EDRi member Access Now, a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, is looking for...
Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs vacancy at Mozilla
Mozilla is looking for a Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs.
Vacancies at Ripe NCC
The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit organisation hiring for multiple positions.
Policy Manager vacancy and Forum on Information & Democracy
As part of its activities, the Forum is looking for a Policy Manager.
W@ Mentoring Programme – 2022
A cross-organisation mentoring scheme for women professionals. Female mentees are matched with mentors who work in a complementary discipline of the profession (eg in-house lawyer with private...
The International Center for Not-For-Profit-Law is offering multiple grants
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law works to build an enabling legal environment for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation around the world. Occasionally, they offer grants to...
Call for fellow & Assistant Director, Technology Policy, Research, and Advocacy vacancy at ADL
ADL is looking for a key member of the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) team & a Tech & Society Research Fellow: Hate & Disinformation Online
Vacancies at Ada Lovelace Institute
The Ada Lovelace Institute (Ada) is hiring a Senior Researcher (Public sector use of data and algorithms), Visiting Senior Researcher (Gender and AI), Visiting Senior Researcher (Climate and...
Policy Manager (Data Protection) vacancy at Open Rights Groups
Open Rights Group (ORG) is a digital rights campaigning organisation. They want to stop the government’s destruction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and they’re looking for...
Systemic Justice is looking for Student Researchers
Systemic Justice is looking for Student Researchers to help them radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice.
Multiple open vacancies at Internet Society
Internet Society has multiple vacancies open: Board Liaison, Foundation Executive Assistant & Coordinator, Planning & Reporting Coordinator.
Job Opening: OONI Community Coordinator
Are you passionate about defending human rights on the internet? Are you extremely organized and enjoy supporting communities around the world? OONI has a job opening for you!
Job Opening – Decentralized Storage and Privacy Researcher at OpenArchive
OpenArchive is Hiring a Decentralized Storage and Privacy Researcher.
The Engine Room is looking for a Research and Engagement Assistant
To support their work, The Engine Room is looking for a Research and Engagement Assistant to join their team.
[Deadline extended] EDRi is looking for a Communications and Media Officer (Permanent position)
EDRi is looking for a Communications and Media Officer to join EDRi’s team in Brussels. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the communications of the largest...
Multiple open positions ad Mmnemonic
Mnemonic, a non-profit organisation, is hiring for multiple positions: Grants writer, Project Manager - Sudan, Software developer, Front-End developer, Monitoring and Evaluation Trainer,
Foundation Coordinator vacancy at Internet Society
The Internet Society is looking for a Foundation Coordinator to work in the service of the Internet Society Foundation’s (Foundation) mission.
Legal Officer vacancy & Grants at Digital Freedom Fund
DFF is looking for a Legal Officer to help us successfully carry out these activities and to work with organisations working to protect digital rights to bring about...
Researcher campaigner on corporate capture & Big Tech vacancy
Are you fed up with the power of Google, Facebook, and other Big Tech players? Are you passionate about tackling social injustice, economic inequality, and climate change? Could...
Editor-in-Chief vacancy at The Markup
The Markup is seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial, collaborative Editor-in-Chief to direct its journalism.