EDRi-gram, 6 July 2022
“Use of digital technologies is taken as a given, and yet for a variety of reasons almost one-fifth of Czech households do not have internet access and a quarter of adults do not have a smartphone. Regrettably, in Czech media there is not much discussion about this and other challenges of the digital era.” ― Hynek Trojánek, PR coordinator for the Promoting Human Rights in the Digital Era
Take a virtual look back with EDRi’s interactive Annual Report: How did the EDRi network protect your digital rights in 2021?
You know privacy matters but not sure what this means in practice? Do you sense much happened in Europe last year to challenge private and state actors abusing...
The DSA should pave the way for systemic change
Today, 5 July, is a victorious day for human rights online as we embark on the next stage in our journey – real alternatives to the currently dominant...
Civil society groups urge EU Parliament to use all its powers to ensure Digital Markets Act enforcement has necessary resources
On June 28, EDRi and 16 civil society organisations urged the European Parliament to focus its attention on the Digital Markets Act (DMA) enforcement.
Digital rights for Europe’s youth
The biggest youth platform in the world is joining the Platform Power Coalition for a Digital Services Act that empowers young people. European Youth Forum will bring youth...
Good news: Dutch secret services destroy unlawfully stored information on millions of innocent citizens
The secret services store information on millions of citizens that they are no longer by law allowed to have. EDRi member Bits of Freefom filed a complaint about...
The UK Data Reform Bill and the British Bill of Rights: a tragedy in two acts
The dust hasn’t settled since plans to undermine everyone’s right to data protection were announced, but the UK Government are at it again. Plans to ditch the Human...
Mass surveillance of external travellers may go on, says EU’s highest court
On 21 June 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgment in case C-817/19 Ligue des droits humains from Belgium which challenged the validity...
WFH – Watched from Home: Office 365 and workplace surveillance creep
In the past few years, the pandemic and the shift to working from home have bolstered the use of remote surveillance software to monitor employees. In 2020, global...
Challenging the use of GPS tags to monitor asylum seekers in the UK
The latest rollout of GPS tags to monitor migrants is another step in creating a 'hostile environment' for asylum seekers in the UK.
“You’ll find it on the internet.” How digitalisation impacts the lives of people whose voices often go unheard
As a rule, government and official websites make no allowances for users with special needs. At the same time, even some IT specialists prefer to use paper as...
The European Media Freedom Act: a unique opportunity to safeguard Europe’s media and democratic values
Media independence, freedom and plurality are under pressure in the EU. The upcoming European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) is a unique opportunity to protect Europe’s media and, by...
Last chance to add your voice to ban biometric mass surveillance
Reclaim Your Face
+72 000 people have already signed the Reclaim Your Face coalition European vivil society initiative to ban biometric mass surveillance in Europe. Governments, police forces and corporations use recording devices (like CCTV cameras) and facial recognition software to gather our biometric data. This means they can track us from one place to another using our unique characteristics to permanently identify each of us. It treats us all as walking barcodes. Give your voice to stop this.
Human Rights Watch
Bedrooms and kitchens turned into classrooms overnight, as Covid-19 plunged children, parents, and teachers into online learning so kids could continue to learn safely. This also meant a boom in the surveillance EdTech. Human Rights Watch examined more than 150 EdTech products, recommended by 49 governments of the world’s most populated countries, to check how they handled children’s data. Watch the video resuming their report.
CSAM proposal: children first, privacy second?
The European Commission has unveiled on 11 May its long-awaited proposal to fight against child sexual abuse material online, or CSAM in short. This sparked a lot of concerns for privacy defenders, worried that the provision forcing tech platforms to scan the communications of their users to detect CSAM would lead to an indiscriminate and disproportionate intrusion into our lives and would undermine encryption. Listen to EDRi’s Policy Advisor Ella Jakubowska’s takes on the proposal.
Security and privacy tips for people seeking an abortion
EDRi member EFF
If you are worried about legal pressure, the most important thing to remember is to keep these activities separate from less sensitive ones. This can be done in many ways, but the underlying idea is to keep that information compartmentalized away from other aspects of your “regular” life. This makes it harder to trace back to you. Check out how to protect yourself from the spying eyes of states and companies when you need to have an abortion but the law takes away this right from you. Check out the guide and share it with your community.
Workshop on Movement and Community Lawyering in London
DFF would like to support litigators working on digital rights issues to build their capacity to engage in movement and community lawyering practices by organising a 1.5 day...
Freedom not Fear: Save the date and prepare for a political trip to Brussels!
After two years of Freedom not Fear happening online only, we are looking forward to meet in real life in Brussels this year again.
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...
Vacancy: Co-Executive Director at Mama Cash
The co-Executive Director role at Mama Cash is a unique opportunity for two individuals with a deep commitment to feminist social change to engage in shared leadership. Appointed...
Vacancies at The Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation has multiple vacancies open.
Vacancies at Ripe NCC
The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit organisation hiring for multiple positions.
Vacancies at Mozilla Foundation
Mozilla is recruiting for various positions.
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...
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.
SUPERRR is hiring – Advocacy and Communications Lead
SUPERRR is hiring for Advocacy and Communications Lead in Berlin, Germany.
Software Developer vacancy at Who Targets Me?
Who Targets Me is looking for a software developer, to help us fulfil their mission of making targeted political communications more transparent and trustworthy.
Senior Project Manager Communication
FSFE is looking for a Senior Project Manager Communication for 20-25 hours per week in their Berlin office. This is a great opportunity to help amplify the importance...
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.
Programme Coordinator vacancy at Amnesty International
Amnesty International has a Programme Coordinator vacancy based in Geneva and a EU Foreign Policy Advocate vacancy in Brussels.
Program Coordinator, Gender and Technology (Part-Time) at Net Freedom Pioneers
NetFreedom Pioneers is seeking a driven and organized individual to join their team as a part-time Program Coordinator for our Gender and Technology programs.
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.
Legal Internship Opportunities at EFF
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an established San Francisco-based nonprofit organization defending online privacy and free expression, is looking for Legal Interns.
Job Opening – Decentralized Storage and Privacy Researcher at OpenArchive
OpenArchive is Hiring a Decentralized Storage and Privacy Researcher.
Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs vacancy at Mozilla
Mozilla is looking for a Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs.
GlobaLeaks is hiring a Project Manager and Developer with Frontend Experience
Globaleaks is looking for a project manager to help lead the growth of the Globaleaks project, manage relations with supported partners and GlobaLeaks-based projects, coordinate donor reporting and...
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...
Fellows Program at the Datasphere Initiative
The application for Datasphere's 2022-2023 Fellowship Program is now open!
European AI Fund Open Call 2022
European AI Fund is now inviting applications for core funding of between €50,000 and €250,000 over two years that will support organisations to build policy and advocacy capacity....
Editor-in-Chief vacancy at The Markup
The Markup is seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial, collaborative Editor-in-Chief to direct its journalism.
Deputy Director, Privacy + Data Project vacancy at Center for Democracy & Technology
The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking an experienced advocate to help guide CDT’s project on consumer privacy, data, and civil rights as its Deputy Director...
Android/Python contractors for the Guardian Project
Guardian Project is seeking Android/Python contractors for mobile/free software/privacy work!
AlgorithmWatch is hiring for several positions
Join AlgorithmWatch as a Freelancer.
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...