Regulation on Terrorist Content Online
April 29, 2021 · Press releases | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online
European Parliament confirms new online censorship powers
EU regulation against ‘terrorist’ content online (TERREG) was approved without a final vote by the European Parliament on April 29th. The regulation will harm our ability to freely express ourselves and access information online.
February 4, 2021 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Freedom of expression online
EU Terrorist Content Online Regulation Could Curtail Freedom of Expression across Europe
Counter-terrorism laws that have continued to pile up in the past years in Europe have constantly eroded the rule of law and reinforced executive powers of the state to the detriment of judicial oversight.
December 9, 2020 · Blogs | Privacy and data protection | Biometrics
Looking back at digital rights in the era of a surveillance pandemic
2020 started as a year to build momentum to tackle various digital rights issues, including mass surveillance and freedom of expression online. Needless to say, the global pandemic disrupted not only these efforts but also our health, personal relations, basic survival needs and ways to organise around human rights. After 9 months of living and working in a pandemic, we look back at what we achieved and the ways forward from here.
March 27, 2020 · Open letters | Privacy and data protection | 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.
March 18, 2019 · Open letters | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online
Open letter: Regulation on terrorist content online endangers freedom of expression
On 18 March 2019, together with seven other organisations, EDRi sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), to share our concerns with regards to the draft Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist online content. The European Parliament Committee in Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) is set to vote on […]
January 21, 2019 · Highlights | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online
CULT: Fundamental rights missing in the Terrorist Content Regulation
The European Parliament (EP) Committee on Culture and Education (CULT), published on 16 January its Draft Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online. Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Julie Ward, the Rapporteur for the Opinion, has joined Rapporteur for the IMCO Committee Julia Reda MEP, and civil […]
December 5, 2018 · Open letters | Information democracy | Freedom of expression online
Terrorist Content Regulation: Civil rights groups raise major concerns
On 4 December 2018, a coalition of 31 civil society organisations published a letter that raises significant concerns regarding the proposal for a Regulation to prevent the dissemination of terrorist content online. The letter was addressed to the EU Member States’ Home Affairs Ministers, ahead of their meeting on 6 December.
November 21, 2018 · Blogs
Terrorist content regulation – prior authorisation for all uploads?
The European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on Terrorist Content Online is a complex and multi-layered instrument. On the basis of an “impact assessment” that fails to provide meaningful justification for the measures, it proposes: Obligations to take down content on the basis of removal orders within one hour An arbitrary system of referrals of […]