By EDRi

During the past year, our work to defend citizens’ rights and freedoms online has gained an impressive visibility – we counted more than two hundred mentions! – in European and international media. Below, you can find our press review 2017.

JANUARY

09/01 Germany’s plan to fight fake news (The Christian Science Monitor)
10/01 Telecoms firms and internet services like WhatsApp face tougher new privacy rules (Euractiv.com)
10/01 Anti-Piracy: Can It Exist Without Censorship? (Digital Music News)
10/01 Public Domain Project Calls on EU to Abandon Piracy Filter Proposals (TorrentFreak)
11/01 Commission leaves the European Parliament with lots of work to do (eubusiness.com)
12/01 Briefing: Regulating privacy in the age of Big Data (New Europe)
14/01 Werbewirtschaft kritisiert EU-Pläne zur E-Privacy-Verordnung (Deutschlandfunk)
17/01 Yahoo! E-mail Scan Allegations May Test EU Data Transfers (Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security)
24/01 CETA clears crucial hurdle in Parliament’s trade committee (Euractiv.com)
26/01 In Moldova, Civil Society Stands Up to ‘Big Brother’ Law (Global Voices)
30/01 Dänemark: Neues Gesetz könnte zu erheblicher Internetzensur führen (netzpolitik.org)


FEBRUARY

01/02 Türkçe İçeriğiyle Çocuklar İçin Dijital Mahremiyet Kılavuzu (Bigumigu)
01/02 Donald Trump: et maintenant, les données personnelles (Libération)
01/02 Letter on proposal to reform the EU Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive (Euractiv.com)
08/02 Anti-Whistleblower Provision Buried In Germany’s New Data Retention Law Challenged In The Courts (Techdirt)
13/02 NGOs sign appeal to MEPs to stop CETA (European Public Health Alliance)
13/02 Finissons-en définitivement avec CETA! (Le cercle des libéraux)
15/02 Voller Gummiparagraphen: EU-Anti-Terrorismus-Richtlinie gefährdet Grundrechte (netzpolitik.org)
15/02 MEPs approve EU-Canada trade deal (EurActiv)
16/02 Copyright power matrix (Politico.eu)
16/02 CETA ondermijnt recht op privacy en bescherming van gegevens (DeWereldMorgen.be)
17/02 Il Parlamento Europeo ha allargato il reato di terrorismo – Il Post (Nuova Resistenza)
20/02 Umstrittene europäische Antiterror-Richtlinie verabschiedet (domain-recht)
21/02 Windows 10 privacy settings still worrying European watchdogs (TechCrunch)
21/02 Windows 10 remoteness settings still worrying European watchdogs (Kalen2uTech)
22/02 European Watchdogs: Microsoft Sells User’s Personal Data To Third Parties, Collecting It Thru Windows 10 [REPORT] (University Herald)
23/02 Meet the innovators fighting for your right to privacy online (Wired UK)
28/02 MWC 2017: Wikipedia goes data-free in Iraq (BBC News)
28/02 They’re Your Fingerprints, But Has Someone Hacked A Database To Use That Information? (Huffington Post South Africa)
28/02 Truth Behind Advertising In A Digital Era (iPulse)
02 Joe McNamee “Our Open Web Fellow is helping us bring practical understanding to the political debate.” (Our stories from the Mozilla Network)
02 The 5G policy approach (Pan European Networks: Government – issue 21)


MARCH

01/03 US surveillance law may see no new protections for foreign targets (CSO Online)
06/03 France Sees Sharp Rise in Blocked and De-Listed Websites (Global Voices Online)
07/03 La UE busca blindar el negocio del copyright con una “máquina de censura” (Público)
07/03 EU Internet Advocates Launch Campaign to Stop Dangerous Copyright Filtering Proposal (EFF)
08/03 “Save The Meme” Campaign Protests EU’s Proposed Piracy Filters (TorrentFreak)
08/03 Privacy Shield : les défenseurs des libertés s’inquiètent (Politis)
08/03 ‘Sin memes no hay democracia’, la nueva campaña contra la reforma de la ley de copyright de la UE (Cadena SER)
16/03 Netizen Report: Azerbaijani Bloggers Targeted with Legal Threats, Spearphishing (Global Voices Online)
27/03 Urheberrechts-Richtlinie: Die EU will Copyright-Verstöße stärker filtern als Terror-Propaganda (netzpolitik.org)
28/03 Constituido el Grupo de Trabajo sobre Derechos Digitales de los Ciudadanos (La Moncloa)
28/03 Rechtsausschuss entschärft Oettingers EU-Leistungsschutzrecht (Telepolis)
28/03 El Minetad crea un grupo experto para adaptar los derechos fundamentales al entorno digital (TICbeat)
29/03 The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online (Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project)
31/03 NAFTA Renegotiation Will Resurrect Failed TPP Proposals (EFF)


ARPIL

06/04 #PrivacyShield: MEPs alarmed by US developments that undermine privacy safeguards #DataProtection (EU Reporter)
13/04 1.477 Änderungsanträge: Im Europaparlament beginnt die heiße Phase der Urheberrechts-Richtlinie (netzpolitik.org)
17/04 Trump’s stance on internet privacy puts U.S.–E.U. pact on thin ice (The Daily Dot)
20/04 El seminari d’estiu de la Unipau analitzarà ‘l’ús del terror com a arma política’ entre el 6 i el 12 de juliol (cugat.cat)
20/04 Associação portuguesa de defesa dos direitos digitais avança (Computerworld Portugal)
21/04 Audiovisuelle Medien: Eine EU-Richtlinie wird Video-Anbieter zwingen, massenhaft legale Videos zu löschen (netzpolitik.org)
21/04 Studie des Europaparlaments: Staatstrojaner bergen erhebliche Risiken für das Grundrecht auf Privatsphäre (netzpolitik.org)
25/04 Meet the ‘Avengers’ of the privacy world: The ‘Digital Defenders’ (IAPP – The Privacy Advisor – International Association of Privacy Professionals)
25/04 Euro-Quote und Werbung: EU-Parlament will Videoportalen strengere Regeln setzen (Heise Newsticker)


MAY

10/05 Mit Technik zur Liebe (rbb|24)
10/05 Liebe in Zeiten der Tinderisierung (Wiener Zeitung)
11/05 Microsoft CEO: ‘It’s up to us to help stop dystopian nightmare of Orwell’s 1984’ (International Business Times UK)
11/05 Hakuna Metadata – Warum Metadaten und Browserverläufe mehr über uns verraten als oft vermutet (netzpolitik.org)
16/05 Druck auf Facebook wächst in mehreren Ländern (F.A.Z. PLUS)
18/05 Portabilité des contenus en ligne : première étape vers le marché unique du numérique (CUEJ.info)
18/05 Niederländisches Zero-Rating-Verbot gekippt – Frontalangriff gegen die Netzneutralität (netzpolitik.org)
19/05 Netzneutralität: Niederländisches Gericht kippt Verbot von Zero Rating (Heise Newsticker)
22/05 European Digital Rights – EDRi annual report (Contexte.com)
23/05 Dein Profil aus Twitter-Metadaten: ALTwitter (netzpolitik.org)
23/05 Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz: Bürgerrechtler und Verbände schicken Brandbrief nach Brüssel (iX Magazin)
24/05 EC called on to oppose German hate speech law (Telecompaper (subscription))
25/05 Controversial EU rules could make life trickier for tech groups (Financial Times)
25/05 Controversial EU video rules may cause glitches for US tech giants (Irish Times)
29/05 More han 60 Groups, Companies Urge EU To Step Up Copyright Reform (Intellectual Property Watch)
30/05 Huge Coalition Protests EU Mandatory Piracy Filter Proposals (TorrentFreak)
30/05 ePrivacy: Was die EU dieses Jahr für Privatsphäre und Kommunikationsfreiheit tun kann (netzpolitik.org)
30/05 Pravo na nenavist’: Evrokomissiju prizyvajut za?itit’ svobodu slova ot nemeckogo zakonodatel’stva (RT)
31/05 DIGITAL: Copyright reform only briefly alluded to during Council (Bulletin Quotidien Europe 11798) (Agence Europe)
31/05 Crowdfunding campaign to buy stolen NSA hacking tools from Shadow Brokers (Network World)
31/05 Shadow Brokers : des hackers voulaient se cotiser pour récupérer les outils volés de la NSA (MAJ) (01net.com)


JUNE

01/06 While EU Copyright Protests Mount, the Proposals Get Even Worse (EFF)
07/06 re:publica 2017 – Digitale Liebe und analoges Risiko (netzpolitik.org)
14/06 Privacy-keen Germans push back against plans to ‘duplicate the US data chaos’ (ZDNet)
21/06 ePrivacy-Debatte: Konservativer EU-Abgeordneter vergleicht seine Kollegen mit iranischem Wächterrat (netzpolitik.org)
23/06 EU pressures firms to tackle online terrorism (EUobserver)
23/06 Wie man ein Imperium der Algorithmen beherrscht (netzpolitik.org)
23/06 Germany wants to fine Facebook over hate speech, raising fears of censorship (The Verge)
24/06 Kritik an Verknüpfung von Raubkopien und Terrorismus (Heise Newsticker)
26/06 Ljubye ograni?enija v messendžerah nedopustimy, s?itaet èkspert EDRi (ria.ru)
26/06 Agujeros en la privacidad de las comunicaciones pueden ser usados por terceros (Diario Digital Nuestro País)
28/06 Europäische Bürgerrechtler kritisieren Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (netzpolitik.org)
28/06 La justicia europea tumba el envío a Canadá de los datos de pasajeros aéreos (netzpolitik.org)
30/06 Germany passes controversial law to fine Facebook over hate speech (The Verge)
30/06 Mal eben den Rechtsstaat outsourcen (Zeit Online)
30/06 Facebook could now be fined $57m over hate speech (Mashable)
30/06 Germany passes controversial law to fine Facebook over hate speech (CNBC)
30/06 Haatbericht niet op tijd verwijderd? Techbedrijf in Duitsland riskeert boete van 50 miljoen euro (Volkskrant)
30/06 Germany tells social-media companies to erase hate — or face fines up to $57 million (Washington Post)
30/06 German Law Requires Companies To Swiftly Delete ‘Obviously Illegal’ User Content (Tom’s Hardware)


JULY

02/07 Facebook, Twitter Could Face Fines of $57 Mln for Failing to Remove Hate Speech (Netralnews)
02/07 Facebook reacts at Germany’s new law over hate speech (TechnoChops)
03/07 Germany Set To Fine Social Media Companies For Not Removing Hate Speech (GC Report)
04/07 Fines to guarantee open internet vary greatly within EU (EUobserver)
06/07 Etyka wed?ug Facebooka (Krytyka Polityczna)
06/07 Germany Passes Law to Fine Social Media Companies that Fail to Remove Hate Speech (Law Street Media)
10/07 Stalemate Continues in Negotiations Over European Copyright Filters (EFF)
12/07 Filtern, Sperren, halbgare Kompromisse: Erste EU-Ausschüsse haben über Urheberrecht abgestimmt (netzpolitik.org)
12/07 Zbli?a si? „podatek od linków” i antypirackie filtrowanie internetu? Unijna reforma zmierza w z?? stron? (Bezprawnik)
13/07 Social media: the Faustian deal (Euronews)
13/07 Intermediaries Could Be Made Liable In EU Copyright Legislation (Intellectual Property Watch)
14/07 Copyright votes in CULT and ITRE: Filtering, blocking & half-baked compromises (EU Business)
18/07 Serious concerns raised about EU Copyright reform (VPN Compare)
18/07 German social media law sparks protest (The Irish Times)
26/07 Top EU court says deal on sharing airline passenger names must be changed (The Irish Times)
26/07 Top EU court says deal on sharing airline passenger names must be changed (The Globe and Mail)
26/07 EU court’s blow to Canada deal marks new hurdle for data laws (Euractiv)
26/07 Top EU court says Canada air passenger data deal must be revised (Reuters)
26/07 EU defends airline data-sharing after court ruling (EU Observer)
26/07 Court grounds EU counterterrorism plan (Politico.eu)
26/07 EuGh-Urteil: Flugpassagierdaten-Abkommen zwischen EU und Kanada illegal (Euractiv)


AUGUST

02/08 e-Privacy Regulation: Good Intentions but a Lot of Work to Do (Foreword to issue 2/17 of the European Data Protection Law Review)
30/08 Joint Statement | Ten Demands for a progressive Trade Policy (European Public Health Alliance)


SEPTEMBER

06/09 EU Presidency Pushing Other Member States for Substantial Internet Surveillance (CircleID)
07/09 European Union Calls For Massive Internet Censorship (The Daily Caller)
08/09 EU pushes for indiscriminate internet surveillance in leaked anti-piracy plan (theinquirer.net)
08/09 Reality check: has Juncker delivered on his promises? (Euronews)
08/09 European Union Considering Intrusive Upload Filter as “Link Tax” Alternative (bleepingcomputer.com)
08/09 POLITICO Brussels Influence: Transparency kick-off (sort of) — Martin ‘No lobbying’ Selmayr — Soil savers (Politico)
08/09 EU anti-piracy plan would introduce internet surveillance and ‘ancillary copyright’, claim campaigners (Computing)
08/09 EU anti-piracy plan calls for Europe-wide ancillary copyright (Kit Guru)
11/09 The importance of Europeans sticking together to achieve a progressive Europe (Open Democracy)
11/09 La multa a Facebook podría haber sido hasta 20 veces mayor en 2018 (Público)
13/09 Kampagne: Öffentliches Geld, Öffentlicher Code (netzpolitik.org)
13/09 EU Copyright Reform Meets Resistance From Stakeholders, Some Governments (Intellectual Property Watch)
13/09 Brief: Software Paid For With Public Money Should Be Open Source, Groups Say (Intellectual Property Watch)
13/09 31 colectivos reclaman una legislación que obligue a las instituciones públicas a utilizar ‘software’ de código abierto (Cuatro)
13/09 Kampagne Public Code: Software für die Verwaltung soll frei sein (Heise Newsticker)
13/09 Nach Wahlsoftware-Debakel. Aktivisten fordern Transparenz bei staatlicher Software (Spiegel Online)
13/09 Freie Software: Wenn der Staat finanziert, dann Open Source (Computer Base)
13/09 PublicCode fordert Freigabe aller öffentlich finanzierten Software (Pro-Linux.de)
13/09 31 Organisationen fordern freie Software in der Verwaltung (golem.de)
13/09 31 colectivos reclaman una legislación que obligue a las instituciones públicas a utilizar ‘software’ de código abierto (La Vanguardia)
18/09 New legal tool on electronic evidence: Council of Europe welcomes civil society opinion (Council of Europe)
18/09 Cross-border access to data: Council of Europe submission (Digital Rights Watch)
19/09 This Is What NGOs Want on E-Evidence From the Council of Europe (Civil Liberties Union for Europe)
19/09 EU Clamping Down On Data Use For Marketing (The NonProfit Times)
19/09 Urheberrechtsreform: Estnische EU-Ratspräsidentschaft wirbt für Upload-Filter (netzpolitik.org)
21/09 The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales (Gizmodo)
21/09 EU Buried Its Own $400,000 Study Showing Unauthorized Downloads Have Almost No Effect On Sales (Techdirt)
22/09 EU paid for, then suppressed, study that says piracy doesn’t harm sales (Neowin)
22/09 Piratage : l’UE a caché une étude aux conclusions optimistes (Les Numeriques)
22/09 EU covers up study that reveals piracy doesn’t harm sales (Daily Sabah)
22/09 EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn’t hurt sales (endgadget)
22/09 The EU found out that piracy doesn’t harm sales and tried to hide it (buzz.ie)
22/09 EC Diagnosed with © ‘Ostrich Syndrome’: Missing Study on Piracy (copybuzz)
22/09 European Union paid for, then suppressed, study that says piracy doesn’t harm sales (Hi-Tech Facts)
22/09 EU Report: Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales (Hi Tech Beacon)
22/09 The EU Commission couldn’t prove piracy affects sales (Click Lancashire)
22/09 Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales — EU Report (Newburgh Gazette)
22/09 The EU has suppressed a study that claimed that piracy does not harm sales (The Stopru)
22/09 The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales (Gizmodo India)
22/09 EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn’t hurt sales (Yahoo! Finance)
23/09 EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn’t hurt sales (Gears of Biz)
25/09 EU held back report that found piracy doesn’t harm music sales (M Magazine)
25/09Studie objednaná EU dokazuje, že mezi pirátstvím a prodejností není souvislost (oTechnice.cz)
25/09 “L’UE a ignoré une étude sur le piratage parce que ses conclusions ne respectaient pas son programme” (Express)
26/09 La Commission Européenne dissimule un rapport qui nie les liens entre piratage et baisse des ventes (Le Soir)
26/09 Kontroverse um Piraterie-Studie der EU-Kommission (Heise Newsticker)
26/09 Net Neutrality Reversal Will Harm Free Speech, International Groups Argue (MediaPost)
26/09 New International Open Letter Warns US Lawmakers over Net Neutrality Rollback (CommonDreams)
26/09 Wat er in het weggemoffelde EU-rapport over cyberpiraterij staat: dit mochten we niet weten (Newsmonkey)
27/09 IGF Austria: Fake-News, Meinungsfreiheit und Sicherheit (Futurezone.at)
28/09 EU wants tech firms to police the internet (EUobserver)
28/09 Commission’s position on tackling illegal content online is contradictory and dangerous for free speech (EUbusiness)
28/09 Illegale Inhalte im Netz: EU-Kommission setzt auf die vermeintliche Wunderwaffe „Upload-Filter“ (netzpolitik.org)
28/09 EU internet policing proposals spark free speech concerns (Deutsche Welle)
29/09 European Commission puts pressure on tech firms to tackle illegal content (Silicon Republic)
29/09 EU Proposes Take Down Stay Down Approach to Combat Online Piracy (TorrentFreak)
29/09 EDRi: Grenzübergreifender Datenaustausch muss mit Grundrechten vereinbar sein (netzpolitik.org)
29/09 European Commission backs takedown-and-stay-down for combating piracy online (Complete Music Update)
29/09 Europe’s digital future on the table at Tallinn summit (rfi.fr)
29/09 Europe’s online piracy crackdown is ‘dangerous for free speech’, activists claim (The Sun)
29/09 European Initiative Says Don’t Curb Objectionable Online Content, U.S. Action Unlikely (Corporate Counsel)
29/09 Europe’s digital future on the table at Tallinn summit (Radio France Internationale)


OCTOBER

02/10 EU internet policing proposals spark free speech concerns (DeathRattleSports.com)
02/10 CopyCamp Conference Discusses Fallacies Of EU Copyright Reform Amid Ideas For Copy Change (Intellectual Property Watch)
05/10 LIBE ePrivacy vote delayed; JURI, ITRE and EDPS weigh in (iapp)
05/10 EU fails to protect free speech online, again (Article 19)
11/10 Who’s afraid of… e-Privacy? (IFEX)
16/10 Over 50 Human Rights & Media Freedom NGOs ask EU to Delete Censorship Filter & to Stop © Madness (copybuzz)
16/10 56 Groups Call For Deletion Of Internet Filtering Provision In EU Copyright Proposal (Intellectual Property Watch)
16/10 Civil Society Groups Call for Deletion of Internet Filtering Provision in EU Copyright Proposal (CircleID)
16/10 57 rights groups back anti-Article 13 letter to the European Parliament (Gears of Biz)
16/10 57 rights groups back anti-Article 13 letter to the European Parliament (theinquirer.net)
16/10 Facebook als Hilfs-Sheriff: Kritik an Auslagerung der Rechtsdurchsetzung im Netz (Heise Newsticker)
17/10 Abandon Proactive Copyright Filters, Huge Coalition Tells EU Heavyweights (TorrentFreak)
17/10 Digital rights groups speak out against EU plan to scan online content (Engadget)
17/10 57 Organisationen fordern: Pflicht für Upload-Filter streichen (Initiative Urheberrecht)
17/10 Digital rights groups speak out against EU plan to scan online content (Yahoo! Finance)
18/10 EU encryption plans hope to stave off ‘backdoors’ (Politico.eu)
18/10 EFF wants ‘illegal’ EU copyright reform deleted (World Intellectual Property Review)
18/10 Bruxelles veut aider les États face aux défis du chiffrement (Contexte)
19/10 Now the digital rights groups write to the EU about safe harbour reform (Complete Music Update)
19/10 EU encryption plans hope to stave off ‘backdoors’ (Baltic Review)
19/10 EU justice committee passes amended ePrivacy directive (Telecompaper)
19/10 Hauchdünne Mehrheit für Kompromiss bei ePrivacy-Reform (netzpolitik.org)
19/10 Euro-parliamentarians say a clear “no” to the anti-privacy lobby (EU Business)
19/10 European lawmakers still hearing conflicting demands over safe harbor in Copyright Directive (RAIN News)
20/10 EU MEPs want stronger privacy rules for Internet-enabled communication services (Help Net Security)
21/10 ePrivacy: Die Lobbymacht der Datenindustrie (netzpolitik.org)
24/10 Sechs Gründe, warum die totlangweilig klingende ePrivacy-Verordnung für dich wichtig ist (netzpolitik.org)
25/10 ePrivacy: Morgen entscheidende Abstimmung über Vertraulichkeit der digitalen Kommunikation (netzpolitik.org)
26/10 How Europe fights fake news (Colombia Journalism Review)


NOVEMBER

10/11 Commission wants to extend law for police data access to the US (EurActive.com)
21/11 Urheberrechts-Richtlinie: Wenig LIBE für Uploadfilter im EU-Parlament (Netzpolitik.org)
28/11 What is net neutrality? (Channel 4 News)
30/11 November 2017 Open Letter on EU © Reform (copybuzz)


DECEMBER

10/12 Net Neutrality’s Holes in Europe May Offer Peek at Future in U.S. (The New York Times)
10/12 Net Neutrality’s Holes in Europe May Offer Peek at Future in U.S. (Latest News7)
11/12 Net neutrality, i paladini Usa temono un “pasticcio all’europea” (CorCom)
12/12 Net neutrality’s holes in Europe may offer a peek at the future in America (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
13/12 Want cheaper British car insurance? Mind how you shop (Business Insider UK)
18/12 EU-Zensurmaschine bei Urheberrechtsreform: Zurück zu den Fakten! (Netzpolitik.org)
19/12 French privacy watchdog tells Whatsapp to stop sharing data with Facebook (rfi)
19/12 EU chief responsible for combating ‘hate speech’ deletes ‘hate-filled’ Facebook account (Express)
21/12“Let’s not have democracy anymore, let’s have internet companies” (euroscope)
22/12 What does the repeal of net neutrality mean for development? (Devex)


EDRi’s Press Review 2016
https://edri.org/press-review-2016/

EDRi’s Press Review 2015
https://edri.org/edris-press-review-2015/

EDRi’s Press Review 2014
https://edri.org/edris-press-review-2014/

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