EDRi participates in European project on raising privacy awareness
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EDRi is one of the partners in a new European project initiated by the
French Human Rights League (LDH), which aims to raise awareness on the
privacy aspects, especially among the young generation.
The project initiated by LDH and started on 1 January 2009 comprises,
besides EDRI, another European Human Rights Network – European Association
for the Defense of Human Rights (EAHR) and two national members – Pangea (in
Spain) and Iuridicum Remedium (in Czech Republic). The project is funded by
the European Commision within the framework of the Program on fundamental
rights and citizenship – transnational projects.
This project aims to help a large group of young people, teenagers and young
adults to become vigilant about the protection of their personal data, to
sensitise them on subjects which may seem trivial.
A first meeting was held on 13-14 February 2009 when all project members met
for the first time to better define the main two objectives:
a) The analysis and comparison of some privacy invasive technologies in the
selected countries, the identification of good and worst practices,
applicable legislation and its implementation, relevant awareness
b) The production of an awareness tool aimed at young adults dealing with
sensitive subjects in all countries, which are not sufficiently handled or
specifically aimed at this target population. In this case our objective is
to influence these practices and go against the tendency which professes “I
have nothing to hide therefore nothing to fear, so no problem” with an
accent upon “why should they care and how to do it”.
Human Rights League France
European Association for the Defense of Human Rights