EDRi-gram, 3 November 2021
In this edition of the EDRi-gram, we share EDRi's guide to help Members of the European Parliament make strong human rights choices regarding the Digital Services Act amendments prior to the IMCO vote. We also share the unfortunate news of how Europol's unfettered and problematic data-driven model of policing has been given the green light, which will lead to serious risks of discrimination based on race, socio-economic status or class, and nationality.
Digital Services Act: The EDRi guide to 2,297 amendment proposals
Various committees in the European Parliament have tabled such a large number of amendments for the Digital Services Act (DSA) that today, EDRi publishes a guide...
MEPs poised to vote blank cheque for Europol using AI tools
This week, MEPs recognised the dangers of certain uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in criminal justice. A strong majority rallied around the landmark AI in criminal matters report...
Human Rights Groups Submit Complaint to European Ombudsman Calling for Investigation into EU Surveillance Aid
Privacy International (PI), together with 5 other human rights groups, has submitted a complaint to the European Ombudsman calling for an investigation into EU surveillance aid to non-EU...
Disinformation and propaganda: It’s all political!
The disinformation and propaganda campaigns in the European Union (EU) are inexplicably tied to the political parties that misuse the tools of mass media communications to spread fear...
Submit your panel proposal for #PrivacyCamp22
The 10th edition of Privacy Camp invites a forward-looking retrospective on the last decade of digital rights. Concretely, we will explore ideas that (1) put rights at the centre of digital policies, and (2) bring marginalised perspectives to the core of digital rights discussions. Read more about the call and submit your proposal here by 7 November 2021.
Biometric mass surveillance in EU Member States
Greens/EFA in the European Parliament
Private and public actors are increasingly deploying “smart surveillance” solutions including remote biometric identification (RBI) technologies which, if left unchecked, could become biometric mass surveillance. This report establishes a problematised overview of what is currently being done in Europe when it comes to RBI. Read the full report here.
Paypal makes your life easier unless you live in Palestine
PayPal, the world’s most recognised digital payment service, refuses to provide its services to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, it grants Israelis, including settlers residing in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, full access to its platform. It is time to hold PayPal accountable for its discriminatory policy in the occupied Palestinian territory. Watch #PaypalForPalestine’s video here.
Ambitious Impact for the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence
The EU parliament just took a stance against #AI surveillance and its use by the police, but what does it mean in the bigger picture? EDRi Policy Advisors Sarah Chander and Ella Jakubowska give us the scoop on the Netzpolitik podcast. Listen to this episode on all things AI Act here.
“Cultural Flow (s) and Mobility in the Age of Media Convergence”
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...
FIfF Conference 2021 – Self-determination in digital spaces
Because you only see those in the light, you can't see those in the dark. Self-determination in digital spaces, Munich, 12.-14. November 2021
Freedom not Fear 2021
Freedom not Fear is a coalition of more than 150 organisations that share a common goal, looking forward to join forces with NGOs from all over the world...
A monthly series of interdisciplinary seminars around legal and technical topics related to cybersecurity and online privacy, organised by the CiTiP, COSIC, and DistriNET research groups of KU...
Save the date: International Conference e-Society.mk 2021
The Metamorphosis Foundation announces the 17th edition of the International Conference “e-Society.mk” with the topic “Democracy in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities.”
#PrivacyCamp22: Livestream starting at 9:00 CET, 25 January 2022
The 10th edition of Privacy Camp invites for a forward-looking retrospective on the last decade of digital rights. This edition aims at building on the lessons of the...
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...
FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software. Usually taking place in the beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium),...
MozFest 2022: The schedule is now live!
MozFest is a unique festival- part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more...
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...
EDRi is looking for a consultant to evaluate its impact
EDRi is looking for consultant(s) to conduct and draft an external evaluation study to evaluate EDRi’s impact - at mid point of the implementation period - of our...
AlgorithmWatch is looking for an experienced editor
Writing is your passion? Do you feel like working in a young and influential NGO? And you want to contribute your skills and experience to one of the...
GFF is looking for qualified lawyers, Legal clerkship & interns
Various positions available at GFF.
Vacancies at The Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation has multiple vacancies open.
Ranking Digital Rights is looking for a technology manager
Ranking Digital Rights (RDR), an independent research program at New America that evaluates ICT companies’ policies, seeks a full-time technology manager to oversee the strategic development of our...
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...
Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) is looking for a Data Scientist
The Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) is looking for a Data Scientist to support both US and international projects focused on developing statistical techniques to assess and...
The Ada Lovelace Institute is looking for Visiting Senior Researcher
The Ada Lovelace Institute (Ada) is hiring a Visiting Senior Researcher.
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.