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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.

By EDRi · April 7, 2021


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.

Watch the video here.

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.

Listen to the podcast here.

Read: Launch of

Producer: European Digital Rights 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.

Read more.


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