EDRi-gram, 6 October 2021
We celebrate a historic milestone for our human rights as the European Parliament heard what EDRi has been long advocating for and took a bold stand against unacceptably risky uses of AI like biometric mass surveillance and predictive policing. We also cheer for civil society's success in Serbia as community and international pressure forced the government to withdraw its law, threatening to subject people to oppressive and privacy intrusive biometric surveillance.
Celebrating a strong European Parliament stance on AI in law enforcement
On 5 October, following a significant push from across civil society, the European Parliament voted to adopt an important new report on Artificial intelligence in criminal law and...
“E-evidence” state of play: Building compromises, sweeping rights under the carpet
Despite the Pegasus scandal which has sent shock waves across Europe, and served to shine a light on illegal surveillance practices used by governments, the Council and the...
Serbia withdraws a proposed Biometric Surveillance Bill following national and international pressure
On 23 September, the Serbian Minister of Interior Aleksandar Vulin announced that the Draft Law on Internal Affairs, which contained provisions for legalising a massive biometric video surveillance system, was...
Why you shouldn’t buy Facebook Ray-Ban smart glasses
Imagine that you are strolling along a tranquil beach in your swimsuit. Suddenly, a stranger walking toward you takes out their phone and starts recording you. You might...
The terrifying expansion of Sweden’s state surveillance
For the last couple of years the Swedish parliament has been expanding the surveillance capabilities of law enforcement. After the European Court of Justice struck down Sweden's data...
Algorithms of trauma: New case study shows that Facebook doesn’t give users real control over disturbing surveillance ads
A case study examined by Panoptykon Foundation, EDRi’s member in Poland, and showcased by the Financial Times, demonstrates how Facebook uses algorithms to deliver personalised ads that may...
How a company illegally exploited the data of 14 million mothers and babies
If you’re in the UK you may know Bounty by the packs of samples they distribute to pregnant women at midwife apps. You might not know that they...
DSA should tackle the root cause of polarisation, not just its symptoms
Yesterday, 30 September 2021, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) approved its Opinion on the proposed Digital Services Act (DSA). European Digital Rights (EDRi) and its 45...
A losing game: moderating online content fuels Big Tech power
While online platforms have a role to play in dealing with systemic risks, holistic - not techno-centric - approaches are needed to guarantee our safety and free expression,...
Final push needed for a strong ePrivacy Regulation
Today EDRi and 17 civil rights organisations reiterate our support for the much-needed efforts to upgrade Europe’s ePrivacy legislation.
Save the date: #PrivacyCamp22
Join us online at the 10th annual Privacy Camp on 25 January 2022! Save the date now.
Who writes the rules?
Who Writes the rules
The women behind the #WhoWritestheRules campaign share stories about online censorship, algorithmic harm, inequitable EU policymaking, decolonising digital rights & how technological utopia has failed to materialise for Black women in particular. Click here to read their stories.
The UK’s Privatised Migration Surveillance Regime
The UK’s migration and border control system is complex and highly privatised – with arms and tech companies making billions from it. But who is involved? Watch here to see how UK authorities track and monitor immigrants and the companies which profit.
Since the 60s, countercultures have subverted mainstream tech to connect and build community
Coming straight from the counterculture capital of the United States, personal computers were meant to be an extension of the hippie movement, whose epicentre was what’s now called Silicon Valley. Computers were supposed to represent the utopian dream of disembodied information, said Fred Turner, a professor of communications at Stanford University. Listen here to learn what happened to the techno-utopian dream.
From the corona tracing apps that create more problems than offer solutions to the vast industry of surveillance advertising to the depths of biometric surveillance industry that is...
Fundamental Rights Forum 2021
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has launched their call for proposals to host a session at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 (RightsForum21). This year they are...
Data-Date: Privacy in Smart Cities
On 30 July, the dutch Data Protection Authority (AP) published a report on research into the protection of personal data in the development and deployment of smart city...
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
“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...
#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...
Epicenter.works | Project manager in the education sector | Vienna| 10.10.2021
Digital Freedom Fund | Operations and Events Officer (Maternity Cover) | Berlin | 15.10.2021
Mozilla | Senior Fellow: Trustworthy AI | Remote | 23.10.2021
IFLA | Programme Manager, Network Coordinator | Remote | Various
Access Now | Investor Advocate, Grant Writer (Location Options) & more | Various | Various
NOYB | Mid-level and senior lawyers; Full Stack Developer; Legal Trainees | Vienna | various
Ranking Digital Rights | Technology Manager | Remote | until filled
EDPS | Officials, Contract Agents, National Experts, Traineeship | Remote | until filled
Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte | Legal trainees & more | Germany | various
Wikimedia Foundation | Manager, Trust and Safety, Movement Communications, Movement Advocacy Community Manager & more | Remote | until filled