EDRi-gram, 9 December 2020
In this final 2020 edition of the EDRi-gram, our wish is to start 2021 with more energy, momentum and resources to protect our rights and freedoms online. Would you consider donating to help make that happen?
Reclaiming faces and public spaces!
The Reclaim Your Face movement is growing, and our demands for transparency, limiting the accepted uses and respect for humans are becoming more and more common across Europe....
Member in the Spotlight: Wikimedia Deutschland
Wikimedia Deutschland is a German non-profit organisation, with currently around 80,000 members, part of the worldwide Wikimedia movement. It believes that equal opportunities in accessing knowledge and education...
Envisioning a Decolonised Digital Rights Field – and Charting Next Steps
This week, a group of 30 participants, working on issues of racial, social and economic justice, digital rights, and in philanthropy, came together to not only collectively imagine...
“E-evidence”: Mixed results in the European Parliament
The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE) agreed on a final text for the Regulation on cross border access to data (so-called “e-evidence” proposal). Despite some improvements...
Looking back at digital rights in the era of a surveillance pandemic
2020 started as a year to build momentum to tackle various digital rights issues, including mass surveillance and freedom of expression online. Needless to say, the global pandemic...
Benefiting whom? An overview of companies profiting from “digital welfare”
Could private companies be the only ones really profiting from digital welfare? This overview from EDRi member Privacy International looks at the big players.
For a truly “Trustworthy AI,” EU must protect rights and deliver benefits
EDRi member Access Now published a report exploring the actions EU governments are taking to promote what the EU calls Trustworthy AI, what this approach means for human...
The slippery slope of COVID health passports
There is increasing talk of measures that allow or restrict passengers at the departure gate based on health data. Can you show proof of vaccination? Then you may...
German Corona tracing app available without Google services
A handful of Free Software developers today achieved what official bodies have been missing for months: They have made available the German Corona Warn App for tracing Covid-19...
Donate: Get on Santa’s “nice” list by donating to EDRi
Producer: European Digital Rights
This winter, you can #ReclaimYourFace AND receive privacy-enhancing gifts from us by donating to EDRI’s campaign to ban biometric mass surveillance. In order to protect our freedom of expression, our right to protest and our collective futures, we are calling on the EU to ban these technologies in our public spaces. Will you stand with us?
Listen: Big tech lobbying
Producer: Politico’s EU Confidential
EDRi’s Senior Policy Advisor Jan Penfrat sheds light on the lobbying battle by Big Tech to try to shape key pieces of EU legislation: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act on this episode of Politico’s EU Confidential podcast.
Listen to the podcast episode here.
Read: Surveillance Disclosures Show Urgent Need for Reforms to EU Aid Programmes
Producer: Privacy international
Privacy International and other campaigners are demanding that the EU enact urgent reforms to development aid and cooperation programmes o ensure they promote privacy protections in non-member countries and do not facilitate the use of surveillance which violates fundamental rights.
Watch: Snowden on Silicon Valley censorship, Biden and press freedom
Producer: Journalist Glenn Greenwald
This interview with Snowden reveals the growing dangers of Silicon Valley censorship, why a tech industry that never wanted the power or responsibility to regulate discourse has had that obligation foisted upon them by politicians and journalists, the lurking dangers to press freedoms, and how a Biden/Harris administration may make all of this worse.
Digital Dignity Workshops to explore intersection of rights, justice & AI / biometrics
It is clear that both the benefits and the harms of emerging technologies are not distributed equally, and experiences of technology are frequently discriminatory. The start of this...
Digital human rights and the future of democracy: Lessons from the pandemic
The Annual Lecture 2020, chaired by STOA Chair Eva KAILI (S&D, Greece), will investigate the challenges associated with the growing datafication of our societies and the need to...
remote Chaos Experience – rC3
rC3 will be a variety of distributed small local events in hackspaces with a joint program of streamed talks, online workshops, art, culture and various forms of networked...
#PrivacyCamp21: Digital rights for change
The 9th edition of Privacy Camp explores the relations between digitalisation, digital rights and infrastructures. Participation is free and registrations are now OPEN.
Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) 2021
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...
MozFest is a unique hybrid: part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more...
Digital Freedom Fund | Racial and Social Justice Lead | Germany | deadline: 03 Jan 2021
Open Society | The Information Program Project Head | London | deadline: 11 Jan 2021
Reddit | European Policy Manager | Europe | deadline: until filled
Directorate-General for Informatics | Digital Forensics and Incident Response Analyst | Brussels | deadline: 15 Dec 2020
AWO Agency | Public Policy Manager | Brussels | deadline: 18 Dec 2020
Internews | Digital Security Training Specialist; Expert in Online Media Development | Remote | deadline: until filled
World Wide Web Foundation | Development Manager; ICT Policy Consultant; Policy Consultant | Remote | deadline: until filled
Coda Story | Senior Reporter | US | deadline: until filled
Tactical Tech | Digital Security Specialist | Remote | deadline: until filled
Center for Technology & Democracy | Deputy Director; Director of Policy, Director of Communications; Senior Policy Counsel | Washington DC | deadline: until filled
noyb | Web developer; Legal tech Expert | Vienna | deadline: until filled