This is the first EDRI-gram, a newsletter about freedom, rights and rules in the information society in Europe. EDRI-gram is produced by members of European Digital Rights and will appear every 2 weeks. European Digital Rights (EDRi) is a not-for-profit association, currently made up of 10 different privacy and civil rights organizations from 7 European countries. EDRi takes an active interest in developments in the EU accession countries and wants to share knowledge and awareness through the EDRI-grams. In general, all contributions, suggestions for content or agenda-tips are most welcome. Please e-mail your ideas to .