EDRi-gram, 3 April 2024

After our light-hearted April Fool’s edition, it’s time to get down to brass tacks. In this issue, we delve into the European Court of Justice’s landmark decision declaring the EU regulation on fingerprint IDs invalid—a significant victory. We’re also peeling back the layers of the Artificial Intelligence Act, offering you an in-depth look at the legislation’s intricacies and its implications for your digital rights. Furthermore, we shine a spotlight on the concerning trends in surveillance expansion and disinformation spread across Eastern partnership countries.

By EDRi · April 3, 2024



How to track online disinformation networks

Exposing the invisible

With a clear, easy-to-use 4-step methodology, this guide shows you how to discover, map, and track online disinformation networks across languages and contexts. Discover the kit.




EU agencies and interoperable databases

EDRi member, Statewatch

This map provides a visual representation of, and information on, the data architecture in the European Union’s “area of freedom, security and justice“. It is intended to facilitate understanding and further investigation into that architecture and the agencies and activities associated with it. Take a look at the map!




Briefing on data protection and digital information bill

EDRi member, Open Rights Group

The UK Data Protection and Digital Information Bill are about to enter committee stage in the House of Lords. The bill gives the State and companies more access to our data with fewer limitations. What rights remain over our personal data are made harder to enforce. Watch the video.




How to read leaked datasets like a journalist

Vice, Cyber podcast

Micah Lee is the director of information security for The Intercept and on this episode of Cyber he talks about his new book: Hacks, Leaks, and Revelations. The book is a manual for people who want to learn how to parse and organise hacked datasets. Listen to the podcast.