April 24, 2019 · Blogs | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online

What the YouTube and Facebook statistics aren’t telling us

After the recent attack against a mosque in New Zealand, the large social media platforms published figures on their efforts to limit the spread of the video of the attack. What do those figures tell us?

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June 5, 2019 · Blogs | Information democracy | Disinformation and electoral interference | Transparency

Our dependency on Facebook – life-threatening?

What is your priority when a terrorist attack or a natural disaster takes place close to where your parents live or where your friend went on holidays? Obviously, you would immediately like to know how your loved ones are doing. You will call and text them until you get in touch.

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January 15, 2020 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Biometrics

Amazon’s Rekognition shows its true colors

EDRi member Bits of Freedom has been investigating the problems associated with the use of facial recognition by the police in the public space. As part of this investigation they wanted to put this technology to the test themselves. How does facial recognition technology really work? Digital tourism On Dam Square, in the center of […]

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May 14, 2014 · Blogs

WePromise: European Day of Action – 15 May 2014

Take back the net and take back EU politics! Civil rights organisations from across Europe invite you to participate in a day of action for the WePromise.eu campaign to demand that the next European Parliament defends digital civil and human rights. The European Parliament is taking more and more decisions that have a direct impact […]

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December 20, 2018 · Blogs | Information democracy | Open internet and inclusive technology | Privacy and data protection

EDRi Awards 2018

For the first time and with great solemnity, EDRi presents the first ever 5th edition of our annual awards.

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January 16, 2019 · On the ground | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online

We can no longer talk about sex on Facebook in Europe

Sometime in late 2018, Facebook quietly added “Sexual Solicitation” to its list of “Objectionable Content”. Without notifying its users. This is quite remarkable, to put it mildly, as for many people sex is far from being a negligible part of life.

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January 23, 2019 · Highlights | Privacy and data protection | Privacy and confidentiality

EDRi’s Kirsten Fiedler wins Privacy Award

On 22 January, Kirsten Fiedler, current Senior Policy and Campaigns Manager and former Managing Director of European Digital Rights, received the distinguished Felipe Rodriguez Award in celebration of her remarkable contribution to our right to privacy in the digital age. Why should we defend digital rights and freedoms when there are really pressing and often […]

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February 27, 2019 · On the ground | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online

You cannot post “a bag of bones” on Facebook

However shocking our reality may be, sometimes you have to face it. By censoring a news article about the horrific war in Yemen, Facebook completely disqualifies itself as a platform for public debate. This story should be heard “Chest heaving and eyes fluttering, the 3-year-old boy lay silently on a hospital bed in the highland […]

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May 8, 2019 · Blogs | Open internet and inclusive technology | Equal access to the internet

It starts with free Pokémon Go, it ends with Bolsonaro

Chile was the first country in the world to have a net neutrality law, but it is not enforced at all. A simple search across mobile internet providers shows a large offer of “free” data if you’re using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, or Pokémon Go. This is called “zero-rating” and means people […]

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December 18, 2019 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Cross border access to data | Data protection standards | Privacy and confidentiality | Surveillance and data retention

Casual attitude in intelligence sharing is troubling

A recent report by Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service CTIVD shows that the Dutch secret services regularly violate the law when sharing intelligence with foreign services. For the sake of privacy and freedom of communication, it is crucial that data sharing safeguards are both tightened and more strictly enforced.

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March 27, 2020 · Open letters | Privacy and data protection | Cross border access to data | Freedom of expression online | Privacy and confidentiality

Open letter: Civil society urges Member States to respect the principles of the law in Terrorist Content Online Regulation

On 27 March 2020, European Digital Rights (EDRi) and 12 of its member organisations sent an open letter to representatives of Member States in the Council of the EU. In the letter, we voice our deep concern over the proposed legislation on the regulation of terrorist content online and what we view as serious potential threats to fundamental rights of privacy, freedom of expression, etc.

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April 1, 2020 · Press releases | Privacy and data protection | Data protection standards | Inclusive technologies

Press Release: EDRi calls for fundamental rights-based responses to COVID-19

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