EDRi-gram, 31 May 2023

Here is what happened since we last touched base. The EDRi network met in Belgrade for our General Assembly. We strategised, got updates from national members about the state of #DigitalRights, and enjoyed personal connection time. A BIG welcome to EDRi's newly elected Board members: Andrej Petrovski, Director of Tech at EDRi member SHARE Foundation, and Isabela Fernandes, Executive Director of TOR Project. In the last fortnight, we also celebrated 5 years of the General Data Protection Regulation. The anniversary was marked by the €1.2 billion fine for Meta issued thanks to EDRi member noyb's work. The decision required 10 years and 3 court procedures against the Irish Data Protection Commission, which shows the need for better GDPR enforcement.

By EDRi · May 31, 2023



Register for Freedom not Fear 2023

EDRi member, Digitalcourage

Freedom not Fear (FNF) is an annual self-organised conference in Brussels on privacy and digital rights. People from across Europe meet and work towards more freedom in the digitalised world, and plan actions against increasing surveillance and other attacks on basic rights. Sign up to attend the event!



GDPR For Dummies

Civil Liberties Union for Europe

On the fifth birthday of the GDPR, find out more about this tool designed to protect your data. What is it? Why do we need it? Why does personal data have to be protected? Watch the video.


Momentum is building – so where now?

Taming The Titans podcast, EDRi member, Article 19

It’s not easy for civil society’s voice to be heard in the face of extremely powerful and notoriously secretive companies with huge budgets for lobbying and influence in very high places. Emily Hart is joined by experts from two top consumer rights organisations Vanessa Turner of BEUC and Camila Leite Contri of the Brazilian Institute of Consumers Protection to situation and solution. Listen to the podcast.


“We are totally exposed”: Young people’s concerns about social media’s impact on privacy and mental health

Amnesty International

Instagram, TikTok and other social media have become daily fixtures in the lives of children and young people around the world. Amnesty International collected responses from 550 children and young people between the ages of 13 and 24 across 45 countries to better understand their lived experiences, concerns and attitudes towards social media. Read more.