EDRi-gram, 7 April 2021
Reflecting on the increased challenges to our digital rights, we realised how imperative it is that the field truly reflects everyone in European society. This means improving representation in the digital rights field, but more crucially undoing the power structures preventing us from protecting digital rights for everybody. Approaching digital rights through the lens of decoloniality invites us to interrogate how digital space is occupied, the people who are displaced, and the mechanisms of extraction it requires to exist. This process requires extra work, extra care, extra patience, extra humility as we interrogate that what seems natural.
The latest evidence shows that biometric mass surveillance is rapidly being developed and deployed in Europe without a proper legal basis or respect for our agency as self-determined...
On 25 March, 61 human rights and journalist organisations sent a joint letter to Members of the European Parliament, urging them to vote against the proposed Regulation on...
Since 2019, DFF and EDRi have been working to initiate a decolonising process for the digital rights field. Reflecting on the increased challenges to our digital rights, we...
On 1 April, a coalition of 56 human rights, digital rights and social justice organisations sent a letter to European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, ahead of the...
The Department of Justice and Security in the Netherlands seems to be holding on to the idea that it is possible to weaken encryption "just a little". Simultaneously,...
The National Council in Austria passed a legal basis for the electronic immunity certificate project within two days, skipping any kind of review procedure. The digital passes are...
Watch: Evidence: Biometric mass surveillance in the EU
Producer: European Digital Rights
You often hear: “Facial recognition of whole populations? But that’s just in China. We’re democratic in the EU. It’ll never happen to us.” Unfortunately, it IS already happening in Germany, Czechia, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Slovenia, Sweden, Poland. Is your city next?
The (only) good news? We can still stop it.
Listen: Talking Digital Services Act podcast
Producer: Liberal Europe Podcast
In this episode of the Liberal Europe Podcast, Ricardo Silvestre (Movimento Liberal Social) talks with Jan Penfrat, the Senior Policy Advisor at European Digital Rights (EDRi) about the proposed EU Digital Services Act and its importance to the future of political debate on digital platforms.
Read: Launch of Interoperability.news
Producer: European Digital Rights
Interoperability.news is the information hub for digital interoperability in Europe. Its goal is to provide the latest information about how online platforms choose to interoperate with each other (or don’t), the impact those choices have on users and the EU’s digital economy, as well as the policy initiatives that promote digital interoperability.
Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte | Legal, Fundraising and Communications interns | Germany | deadline: various
UNI Global Union | Director of Professionals & Managers & Digital Policy Advisor | Switzerland | deadline: 19.04.2021
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