EDRi-gram, 24 March 2021
Human rights mustn’t come second in the race to innovate, they should rather define innovations that better humanity. The European Commission’s upcoming proposal may be the last opportunity to prevent harmful uses of AI-powered technologies, many of which are already marginalising Europe’s racialised communities.
In light of the upcoming proposal for the regulation of artificial intelligence in Europe, 116 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have written to the European Commission’s leaders...
The Prüm framework permits police forces of EU Member States to exchange DNA files, fingerprints, vehicle data via a decentralised system. The European Commission and the Council are...
Human rights mustn’t come second in the race to innovate, they should rather define innovations that better humanity. The European Commission's upcoming proposal may be the last opportunity...
EDRi's member IuRe has recognised the most intrusive authorities, companies and technologies for the sixteenth time in a row at the Big Brother Awards. This year's awards were...
EDRi's member Access Now explains why the upcoming legislative proposal on AI should be a rights-based law, like the GDPR. The European Commission must not compromise our rights...
Trust is a two-way street, and while the British government’s digital identity trust framework definitely makes steps in the right direction, those efforts need to be accompanied by...
The rapid growth of new technologies has been of “benefit” to secret services. However, it seems that the law has lacked behind showing its inability to reflect the...
Do: Test your cybersecurity
Producer: Ford Foundation
COVID-19 has changed how we use technology more than ever before, raising the already important issue of cybersecurity within civil society organisations. Try Ford Foundation’s Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT) to measure the maturity, resiliency, and strength of your organisation’s cybersecurity efforts. It only takes one 30-minute sitting.
Listen: What does your face say about you? Phrenology, physiognomy and society
Producer: Privacy International
On the latest episode of EDRi member Privacy International’s Technology pill podcast, Dr Courtney Thompson discusses the history of phrenology and physiognomy and their relationship to modern technologies and culture.
Read: The UK is secretly testing a controversial web snooping tool
People’s internet records can contain the apps they have used, the domains they have visited, IP addresses, when internet use starts and finishes, and the amount of data that is transferred to and from a device. While not containing the content of what people are viewing, metadata can still be hugely revealing.
Watch: How Big Tech’s business model hurts journalism
Producer: European Digital Rights
The “Targeted Online: An industry broken by design and by default” publication launched by European Digital Rights this month, was preceded by a press focused presentation of just how the ad tech business model works, how it hurts journalists and what must be done to counter this hostile takeover.
Online live storytelling event, bringing stories on surveillance and facial recognition from around the world
Coda Live: Panopticon is an online live storytelling event, which brings together stories on surveillance and facial recognition from around the world. The discussion will concentrate on how...
Many MEPs, European SMEs, academics and civil society groups think a stronger focus on interoperability requirements for core digital services can play a key role. Join this event...
The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) is hosting a discussion between Congressman David Cicilline and Member of the European Parliament Stephanie Yon-Courtin on the future of competition law applied to the digital economy and...
Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte | Legal, Fundraising and Communications interns | Germany | deadline: various
Digital Freedom Fund | Director | Berlin | deadline: 28.03.2021
BEUC | Digital and Consumer rights Legal Officer | Belgium | deadline: 05.04.2021
Privacy International | Legal Officer | London | deadline: 09.04.2021
Wikimedia Foundation | Lead Program Officer, Community Learning and Evaluation; Lead Communications Specialist; Senior Public Policy Specialist & more | Remote | deadline: until filled
European AI Fund | Programme Officer | Brussels | deadline: until filled
CitizenLab | Government Success Manager; Business Development Lead | Belgium; Germany | deadline: until filled
Mozilla | Associate Researcher, PNI; Senior Researcher | Multiple locations | deadline: until filled
AlgorithmWatch | Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor | Berlin | deadline: 04.04.2021