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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.

By EDRi · March 24, 2021


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.

Check it out!  

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.

Listen to the podcast here

Read: The UK is secretly testing a controversial web snooping tool

Producer: WIRED

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.

Read more.

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.

Watch the video here.



Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte | Legal, Fundraising and Communications interns | Germany | deadline: various

Digital Freedom FundDirector | Berlin | deadline: 28.03.2021

BEUCDigital and Consumer rights Legal Officer | Belgium | deadline: 05.04.2021

Privacy International | Legal Officer | London | deadline: 09.04.2021

noybPR/Copywriter; Grants Officer | Vienna | deadline: until filled

Wikimedia FoundationLead 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

CitizenLabGovernment Success Manager; Business Development Lead | Belgium; Germany | deadline: until filled

MozillaAssociate Researcher, PNI; Senior Researcher | Multiple locations | deadline: until filled

AlgorithmWatch | Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor | Berlin | deadline: 04.04.2021