EDRi-gram, 28 September 2022

We celebrate the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union that the general storage of data undermines people's right to privacy and data protection. We're also exploring how a community-focused project enables young people to defend their online privacy.

By EDRi · September 28, 2022



How to ditch Facebook without losing friends

EDRi member, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) & Cory Doctorow

Facebook users claim to hate the service, but they keep using it, leading many to describe Facebook as “addictive.” But there’s a simpler explanation: people keep using Facebook though they hate it because they don’t want to lose their connections to the people they love. Listen now!


Save the date: re:publica 23


The re:publica Berlin, the festival for the digital society will take place from 5 – 7 June 2023 at Arena Berlin and Festsaal Kreuzberg. Further information and the ticket pre-sale will follow soon! Save the date.


7 Billion Suspects

RTE.tv Documentary

More than 500 million cameras on our planet allow authorities to monitor our every move. In America, facial recognition is used to identify suspects. In France, smart cameras claim to analyse the emotional state of citizens on the street. And in China, surveillance cameras can identify criminals from how they walk. As sophisticated AI technology transforms surveillance in the name of fighting terrorism, are we all now suspects? Watch the documentary here to find out!


The pitfalls of closed-source whistleblowing software

Giovanni Pellerano, GlobaLeaks

Whistleblowers are the first to spot when wrongdoing has occurred and may be the only witness to malpractice. Often, when a whistleblower is considering resorting to anonymous reporting, they have a very real risk of retaliation. Whistleblowers deserve the utmost care and security – any promise of identity protection must be as secure as advertised to be. Read more.