security & surveillance

While offering vast opportunities for exercising and enhancing fundamental rights, the digital environment also offers both opportunities to commit new offences and to impose new restrictions on our online rights. Measures such as filtering, blocking and untargeted surveillance are often easy to implement and extremely difficult to rectify. EDRi therefore works to ensure that all security and surveillance measures are necessary, proportionate and implemented based on solid evidence.

16 Jan 2017

2017: Important Consultations for your Digital Rights!


Public consultations are an opportunity to influence policy-making at an early stage, and to help to shape a brighter future for your digital rights.

In this blogpost, you can find all the public consultations which EDRi finds relevant in 2017 (see the ones from 2016 here). We will update this blogpost on an ongoing basis, adding our responses to the consultations and other information that can help you be engaged.

* Public Consultation on Building the European Data Economy
Deadline: 26 April 2017

* Questionnaire on options for a multilateral reform of investment dispute resolution.
Deadline: 15 March 2017

* Feedback to the Draft Interim Technical Report “Trade SIA in support of negotiations on a plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)” and its annexes conducted by Ecorys and CEPR for the European Commission.
Deadline: 27 January 2017


11 Jan 2017

ENDitorial: Happiness – owning nothing and having no privacy?

By Joe McNamee

In November 2016, Danish social-liberal parliamentarian Ida Auken wrote a chilling, dystopian article that was published on the website of the World Economic Forum. It looked forward to a hypothetical society in the year 2030, where nobody owned anything, not even their own personal space, not their own secrets, not their own life. In an addendum to the piece, Ms Auken explained that some had portrayed this as a “utopia or dream of the future” which was not, she explained, her stance.

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An unseen hand would own everything and everything would be communal. The unseen hand would be benevolent. Those that had absolute power and absolute control in a society where individuals had no privacy and no assets (and, consequently, no ability to challenge power, to control or to hold power accountable) would somehow have willingly given away their power and replaced it with a benevolent dictatorship.

Nobody would have the responsibility to do the hard work of industrial production, but it would somehow still be done. Artificial intelligence, owned, developed and maintained either by no-one or by the all-seeing benevolent dictator, would be able to do your shopping. It would know your preferences better than you, so why would you do it yourself?

In this utopia/dystopia, Ms Auken imagines individuals being disturbed by the lack of privacy and hopes that nobody will use it against them. Of course, as mentioned, she envisages that artificial intelligence would know individuals better than they know themselves. As a result, artificial intelligence will be aware of their concerns and one imagines that those individuals’ filter bubbles would be adapted accordingly, in order to assuage their fears.

The luddites, the ones who would want a society based on the freedom to evolve, to challenge and to question without the “sharing economy” disenfranchising, disappropriating and commodifying them, would live outside the city. City dwellers would worry for the welfare of these self-sufficient societies, living with privacy in an adaptable and changeable society.

Ms Auken explains she wrote the post as a means of starting a debate because (hopefully in a less extreme variety), the issues she raises are already on the horizon. Her rather provocative piece is, therefore, an important spur for some much-needed debate.

Her post raises questions such as…

  • If knowledge is power and the vast unbalance between the knowledge of the surveillance economy and the knowledge of citizens continues to grow, can that power be held accountable?
  • Can a society evolve in such circumstances?
  • Can democracy exist when monopolies of that surveillance economy are (now, already) being asked to monitor and filter our communications, building on their existing, profitable, filter bubbles?

Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better (11.11.2016)

(Contribution by Joe McNamee, EDRi)



11 Jan 2017 Best of 2016

By Guest author

One of EDRi’s goals for 2016 was to reach a wider audience and raise awareness of the digital rights issues. As it turns out, with the help of our members and supporters, we were successful! Our blogposts and articles were read widely, and our most popular publication was downloaded more than 23 000 times. Here is a selection of the most read articles.

Net neutrality wins in Europe!
We are not able to report on positive policy developments as often as we would like. However, we were happy to report that the new net neutrality guidelines from the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) confirmed strong protection for net neutrality and for the free and open internet. Readers were just as excited as we were: this was our most read article in 2016.
Read the blogpost here:

Big Brother Awards Belgium: Facebook is the privacy villain of the year
Our readers appreciated the news on the Belgian Big Brother Awards 2016, where the negative prize for the worst privacy abuser was unanimously granted to Facebook for harvesting and generating personal data from people all around the world, particularly in the context of the acquisition of WhatsApp. Recent news from the European Commission show that we were not alone in our concerns.
Read the blogpost here:

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New copyright directive fails at every level
There were some legislative proposals worse than others, but the queen of all was the Copyright Directive. It includes a proposal to potentially filter all uploads to the internet in Europe – a provision that would require internet companies to block uploads of perfectly legal material.
Read the press release here:

Next year, you’ll complain about the Terrorism Directive
In December 2015, the European Commission proposed a Directive on combating terrorism. The proposal was drafted in two weeks, with no impact assessment. Since then, the legislative process has been rushed through. Provisions that undermine human rights online and offline have been added. Despite a difficult political environment, we did manage to achieve some successes in the Directive. We don’t give up and keep pushing for human rights.
Read the blogpost here:

Your privacy, security, and freedom online are in danger
The EU has a chance to protect citizen’s rights and freedoms in the upcoming e-Privacy reform. At the same time, we want people to learn about how to actively defend their privacy and to keep enjoying their freedoms. Our series of blogposts on privacy, security, and freedom proved to be a success.
Read the blogpost series here:

New leaks confirm TiSA proposals that would undermine civil liberties
Trade agreements pose potentially serious threats to freedom of expression and protection of personal data of European citizens. In November 2016, German blog in association with Greenpeace published leaked documents concerning the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The documents confirmed that TiSA would undermine civil liberties.
Read the blogpost here:

Your guide to Digital Defenders
In 2016 we also witnessed an increase of downloads of our publications. A big success came with the privacy for kids booklet, which was downloaded more than 23 000 times. The booklet will soon be available in many other languages, and so we expect the number to continue rising.
Download the booklet in English here:
Download the booklet in other languages here:

Our other popular publications were, among others, booklets on data protection and net neutrality.
Download the data protection booklet here:
Download the net neutrality booklet here:

(Contribution by Zarja Protner, EDRi intern)



11 Jan 2017

Snowden: Surveillance is about control

By Guest author

In December 2016, the 33rd edition of the world’s longest-running annual hacker conference Chaos Communication Congress, organised by EDRi member Chaos Computer Club (CCC), took place. It featured many insightful lectures and workshops on issues related to security, cryptography, privacy and freedom of speech. When it comes to surveillance issues, a live appearance from Edward Snowden stole the show.

The surprise appearance happened during a talk on the political reactions to mass surveillance in Germany. Speakers Anna and Andre Meister pointed out that, although Germany is the only country organising a parliamentary inquiry committee investigating the Snowden revelations, they are missing the input of the number one witness, Edward Snowden himself. That is when Snowden appeared on the screen and addressed the audience in a live video stream.

Snowden’s intervention was especially informative in the sense of current surveillance and security debates, including the EU Directive on Combating Terrorism. EDRi has criticised the Directive extensively and pushed for a human rights agenda together with other organisations in order to prevent abuses of freedom of expression and privacy.

As Snowden pointed out, we’ve repeatedly seen evidence that mass surveillance is actually not effective in stopping terrorism. And yet despite that, we see more and more political support, not only to continue these programmes, but to expand them, and to fund them to even greater levels. As we see in many of EU countries, there is a trend of giving more power to the intelligence agencies, without the reflection of how their activities affect citizens’ rights.

“It [surveillance] was never about terrorism, because it’s not effective in stopping terrorism. It’s not about security at all, it’s not about safety. It’s about power. Surveillance is about control. It’s about being able to see moments of vulnerability, in any life, whether that person is a criminal or they are an ordinary person,” said Snowden.

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As speaker Andre Meister, EDRi observer, put it, democracy is supposed to be the informed consent of the governed. However, if we are not informed, we cannot really consent to what is happening. Snowden revelations and the inquiry committee in Germany have shown that “spy agencies” function in a way that contradicts the principle of democracy, since they are operating in secret and there’s often no control over whether they are breaking laws.

Snowden pointed out the new harsh surveillance legislation in China and Russia passed with the argument of “just keeping up with the Western world”. He expressed his concern about our society no longer being worried about human rights – we are only barely concerned with the rights of our co-citizens. However, Snowden reminded the audience, human rights are universal, and regulated by several international rights agreements and treaties.

The fact is that no country is immune to the trend of increasing mass surveillance. Rights are being violated indiscriminately by intelligence agencies, not only in China and Russia, but in the US, Germany, in the UK, in Canada. And as Snowden put it, secret government is necessarily a bad government. In order not to have bad governments, we have to take action. It might seem that Snowden is preaching to the choir, but his appeal to stand for our privacy and the privacy of others still generates much-needed inspiration.

EDRi: Chaos Communication Congress 2016 (06.01.2017)

3 Years After Snowden: Is Germany fighting State Surveillance?

EDRi: European Union Directive on counterterrorism is seriously flawed (30.11.2016)

EDRi: Terrorism Directive: Document pool

(Contribution by Zarja Protner, EDRi intern)



11 Jan 2017

The Republic of Moldova: “Big Brother” Law

By Guest author

In the European Union (EU) the limitation of mass surveillance measures is currently discussed in the context of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) and four EU member states’ constitutional court decisions relating to the laws on retaining traffic data. At the same time, in the Republic of Moldova, a new law on broadening the obligations to retain traffic data, increase digital surveillance and impose internet blocking is being proposed – without a comprehensive analysis of the necessity and proportionality of this excessive interference with the fundamental rights, and claiming these obligations are needed to comply with the international conventions.

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The draft Law no. 161 on Amendments and Supplements to Certain Legislative Acts, also known as the “Big Brother” Law, raises several issues relating to the way these provisions could be applied. It could affect fundamental rights, and, in particular, the right to privacy, without being justified as necessary in a democratic society, in line with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Some of the proposed amendments raise legitimate questions about the need for each particular measure. For instance, the implementation of the proposal to block access to “all IP addresses that host web pages (…) containing information that urge to hatred or ethnic, racial or religious discrimination, to hostility or violence” would lead directly to blocking Facebook, YouTube or Twitter in the country, although this most probably was not what the legislator wanted.

Bogdan Manolea, the Executive Director of the Romanian EDRi member, Association for Technology and Internet (ApTI) in collaboration with the Legal Resources Centre from Moldova (LRCM) prepared recommendations concerning the “Big Brother” Law. The recommendations include:

  • rejection of the proposed articles that would lead to mass surveillance measures (such as those related to data retention);
  • detailed examination of legislation that extends the limitation of fundamental rights, including a study of the impact on human rights based on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and independent expert analysis;
  • waiving the obligations to “stop“ access to web pages. Blocking of web pages by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) represents an interference with the normal internet traffic between users and websites, which amounts to a violation of freedom of expression and the right to privacy by means of creating a layer of censorship. It is important to understand the difference between:
    • stopping access/blocking – when the content remains on the internet, visible to most users, but hidden for the users from the Republic of Moldova who are subject to blocking; and
    • deletion of content from the internet – when the illegal content cannot be accessed anymore.

You can read the full Opinion on the Draft Law no. 161 on Amendments and Supplements to Certain Legislative Acts (“Big Brother” Law) here (in English) or here (in Romanian).

“Big Brother” Law proposed for public debate (10.10.2016)

Civil Society Organisations Calls for an international expertise of the Draft Law which Extends and Intensifies the Law Enforcement Bodies’ Control over the Digital Space (08.04.2016)

(Contribution by Bogdan Manolea, EDRi member ApTI, Romania)



11 Jan 2017

The hacking law with its own backdoor

By Guest author

In the past few years, Dutch EDRi member Bits of Freedom has put a lot of effort into trying to stop the Dutch hacking proposal. The proposal would grant Dutch law enforcement agencies the authority to remotely access electronic devices. In December 2016, the law was passed in Dutch Parliament. Sadly, without the improvements that the law desperately needed.

The legislative process

The plans for this bill became public in 2012. In June 2013, a bill was launched for public consultation. After that, things settled down for quite a while, until December 2015, when the bill was sent to Parliament. After a public hearing and a very short time frame for the political parties to give their opinion and submit their questions, it got quiet again in February 2016.

Too quiet for the VVD (liberals) and the CDA (Christian democrats). They repeatedly inquired why the answers to their questions took so long and demanded a swift process. They also put the bill on a fast track in Parliament – even without their questions answered by the government.

The answers finally came in November 2016, in a 134-page report. In many ways, this created more confusion rather than answered any questions. It was no surprise that procedural mechanisms were used by the coalition of PvdA (social democrats) and the VVD (liberals) to push ahead with the vote on the bill, pushing aside requests from the opposition to get clarification on the report.

On 13 December 2016, the Parliament debated the bill. A week later, on 20 December, they voted in favour of adopting the proposed bill. It will now be debated in the Senate.

The substance

The law will allow law enforcement agencies to hack into any electronic device. These devices may or may not be connected to the internet. After accessing the device – and based on the court order – they are allowed to, for example, search the device, to activate applications (including webcams and microphones), to copy or delete data. Law enforcement agencies are allowed, after a court order, to access these devices through several means, including the use of vulnerabilities.

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Bits of Freedom campaigned hard to get the point across that the use of not publicly known vulnerabilities to access devices of suspects would leave innocent users of the same type of devices vulnerable to the illicit exploitation of those same vulnerabilities, and might ultimately lead to more cybercrime. Using vulnerabilities to try to reduce cybercrime could have the opposite effect. This point was understood by some parties, but not by all (such as the VVD and CDA that continue to support the proposal). The debate mostly revolved around the use of vulnerabilities.

The backdoor in the law

In the law, as passed in the Parliament, law enforcement authorities are allowed to exploit known vulnerabilities. They are also allowed to use vulnerabilities that are not publicly known. They are not allowed to buy unknown vulnerabilities, but they are allowed to buy hacking software. This class of software is known for using unknown vulnerabilities. This means that the prohibition of buying unknown vulnerabilities is easily circumvented. The law, therefore, has its own backdoor.

The coalition did amend the bill on a very important point: after using the unknown vulnerability, the creator of the vulnerable software has to be notified. But in cases where these unknown vulnerabilities are exploited via governmental malware, the police either is not aware of the vulnerability (and thus cannot notify) or is bound to non-disclosure agreements (and thus are not allowed to notify). Consequently, law enforcement agencies will either break the law or break their contract.


Although a lot of time passed between the first draft of the bill and the approval by the Parliament, the crucial part of the Parliamentary process was rushed. The questions and issues raised by the Parliament have not been adequately answered by the government. The ruling coalition has rejected multiple requests by the opposition to clarify the law and its meaning.

Probably the most painful conclusion of this three-year-governmental-hacking campaign is that as a result we now have sub-standard legislation. Bits of Freedom could have accepted a hacking law if the law actually provided adequate technological safeguards, excluded the use of vulnerabilities that are not publicly known, and created clear and foreseeable rules and consequences. On paper, the law looks quite alright. But after careful consideration, it’s clear that in reality, it will have serious consequences.

There are also positive notes. The debate was relatively informed and most Members of Parliament seemed aware of the possible negative outcomes of using unknown vulnerabilities. This means that there is still a chance in the Senate: there still is a possibility to get more clarifications, restrictions and maybe even a rejection. The fight is not over yet – and we have our work cut out for us.

Parliament decides in favour of law full of backdoors (in Dutch only, 20.12.2016)

Police wants to hack back (in Dutch only, 12.12.2016)

Bits of Freedom campaign-site

Dutch parliament approves bill to hack criminal suspects (21.12.2016)

EDRi: Dutch police wants to hack their citizens’ devices (08.05.2013)

(Contribution by Ton Siedsma, EDRi member Bits of Freedom, the Netherlands)



11 Jan 2017

2017 – another extremely challenging year for digital rights


The agenda of the year 2016 for the protection of digital rights was filled with challenges, and it looks like 2017 is not going to be any easier.

Since the Digital Single Market is one of the priorities of the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union, we can expect more policy developments affecting citizens’ rights and freedoms online in 2017. In its work programme, Malta pledges to pursue talks on geoblocking, roaming fees, connectivity, high frequencies and cross-border portability.

While taking advantage of the single market to benefit the economies by scrapping trade barriers and providing European citizens access to services, it is crucial to keep the focus on improving data protection, freedom of expression and defending citizens’ right to privacy.

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What were the crucial policy developments in 2016? What we expect to happen in 2017, and what are our key priorities for the year ahead?

Data protection and privacy

In 2016, the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Law Enforcement Data Protection Directive (LEDP), which are set to enter into force in 2018. EDRi welcomed the overall positive outcome of the GDPR, but regrets that the initial high expectations were not realised. The Commission adopted the Privacy Shield adequacy decision that has already been challenged in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and rejected by the European Parliament. The EU/US Umbrella Agreement, which was judged to be incompatible with EU law by the European Parliament’s legal service, was also approved.

As for 2017, e-Privacy will be one of EDRi’s main priorities. On 10 January, the European Commission published its proposal for the e-Privacy Regulation. This legislation is crucial to provide clear rules on tracking individuals as they surf the web, and freedom of communication more generally. To promote trust, privacy and innovation, the proposal needs significant improvement.


In 2017, we will provide input on discussions around cross-border access to evidence and the protection of encryption. We will also provide input on discussions around the Council of Europe’s Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, also with a particular interest in the hot topic of “access to evidence”. Weakening of procedural rules for access to communications data by foreign governments would obviously have major implications for privacy and security.

Net neutrality

In 2016, the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) published its guidelines on the implementation of European net neutrality rules. Thanks to our hard and persistent work, the guidelines reflect our recommendations quite well.

In 2017 we will keep on campaigning for net neutrality by providing input to discussions around the BEREC regulation, and monitoring the Telecoms Package review. In December, we reported on the success of one of our Austrian members in ensuring the effective implementation of the new rules.


The current European copyright system is broken and must be changed. The European Commission has set in its agenda reforming copyright as one of the foundations to build the Digital Single Market. In 2016, the Commission issued a highly criticised draft legislation. The proposed Copyright Directive could not conceivably be worse, even including a proposal for upload filtering, despite the fact that the Court of Justice of the European Union has already rejected this approach.

In 2017, the European Parliament and Council will discuss the new proposal. We will closely follow the discussions and advocate for amendments to improve the parts of the text that can be improved and rejection of the parts that cannot.



10 Jan 2017

e-Privacy proposal – Commission leaves the European Parliament with lots of work to do


Today, on 10 January 2017, the European Commission published its proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation. This legislation is crucial to provide clear rules on tracking individuals as they surf the web, and on freedom of communication more generally.

The European Commission has resisted the most extreme demands from certain parts of industry.

said Joe McNamee, Executive Director of European Digital Rights.

However, to promote trust, privacy and innovation, the proposal still needs significant improvement.

The European legal framework protecting our personal data (the General Data Protection Regulation and Law Enforcement Directive on Data Protection) has been recently updated. New devices and technologies that make our life easier in many aspects, also create new threats to our privacy. The role of the e-Privacy Regulation is to clarify the existing legislation, by providing specific rules related to citizens’ freedoms in the online environment.

The outcomes of the European Commission’s consultation, conducted before the drafting of the new legislation, showed significant differences in priorities between individuals and industry. In the short term, big business would like to take shortcuts to a “big data” society. However, there is no real shortcut.

The last EuroBarometer on e-Privacy shows that what both individuals and business need the same thing: clear rules that inspire trust. Without clear rules and strong safeguards, it is easy for a minority of businesses to destroy trust for everybody and damage individuals’ rights.

Read more:

e-Privacy Directive revision: Document pool

e-Privacy Directive revision: An analysis from the civil society (06.07.2016)

Data Protection Reform – Next stop: e-Privacy Directive (24.02.2016)

Your privacy, security and freedom online are in danger (14.09.2016)


06 Jan 2017

Chaos Communication Congress 2016


The 33rd annual four-day hacker conference Chaos Communication Congress, organised by EDRi member Chaos Computer Club, took place on 27-30 December 2016. The congress offered lectures, workshops and other events on various topics related to information technology and its effects on the society. These issues are now more pressing than ever, so in case you missed the conference, we have selected some of the must-see sessions on digital rights.


Talks by EDRi members and observers

Privatisierung der Rechtsdurchsetzung – Was der Anti-Terror-Kampf von der Urheberrechtsdurchsetzung lernen kann (Markus Beckedahl, Digitale Gesellschaft) – in German

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité… and privacy?! (Agnès de Cornulier and Christopher Talib, La Quadrature du Net)

3 Years After Snowden: Is Germany fighting State Surveillance? – A Closer Look at the Political Reactions to Mass Surveillance in Germany (Anna, and Andre Meister, AK Zensur)

Netzpolitik in Österreich – Ein Jahresrückblick aus dem Land der Datenberge (Thomas Lohninger, Initiative für Netzfreiheit, and Alexander Czadilek, AK Vorrat Austria) – in German

Make the Internet Neutral Again – Let’s put the new EU Net Neutrality rules to work (Thomas Lohninger, Initiative für Netzfreiheit, and Christopher Talib, La Quadrature du Net)

The Fight for Encryption in 2016 – Crypto fight in the Wake of Apple v. FBI (Kurt Opsahl, EFF)

Some other interesting talks, selected by our Open Web Fellow Sid Rao

Copywrongs 2.0 – We must prevent EU copyright reform from breaking the internet (Julia Reda)

Stopping law enforcement hacking (Christopher Soghoian)

Million Dollar Dissidents and the Rest of Us – Uncovering Nation-State Mobile Espionage in the Wild (Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton)

Retail Surveillance / Retail Countersurveillance (Adam Harvey)

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? – Becoming a secret travel agent (Karsten Nohl and Nemanja Nikodijevic)


20 Dec 2016

EDRi’s Press Review 2016


During the past year, our work to defend citizens’ rights and freedoms online has gained an impressive visibility – we counted nearly four hundred mentions! – in European and international media. Below, you can find our press review 2016.



07/01 32C3 zum Nachschauen: Safe Harbor, Netzneutralität & EU-Fails (Netzpolitik)
08/01 Netzpolitischer Wochenrückblick KW 1: Jahreswechsel (Netzpolitik)
12/01 EFA signs open letter demanding governments enshrine encryption (ZD Net)
14/01 Tiden rinner ut för Safe Harbor – vad händer nu? (LegalTech)
18/01 Facebook’s Free Basics: Is there no internet access alternative? (CBR)
29/01 Security exemptions cloud EU-US data talks (EU Observer)
29/01Security exemptions cloud EU-US data talks (Europa Nu)


02/02 New European, U.S. data transfer pact agreed (Reuters)
02/02 European Parliament will vote on TISA, the evil global services sibling of TTIP(ArsTechnica)
02/02 U.S., EU reach agreement on Safe Harbor alternative(CIO)
02/02 New European, U.S. data transfer pact agreed (Reuters)
02/02 U.S., EU Reach Deal on New Data-Transfer Framework (Dow Jones Business News)
02/02 ‘This is a Joke’: Snowden, Others Slam New EU-US Data Sharing Deal (Common Dreams)
02/02 New European, U.S. data transfer pact agreed (Daily Mail)
02/02 ‘This is a Joke’: Snowden, Others Slam New EU-US Data Sharing Deal (Oximity)
02/02 U.S., EU reach agreement on Safe Harbor alternative (PC World)
02/02 ‘Privacy Shield’ Agreement Between EU And U.S. Looks Inadequate, Could Be Challenged At CJEU (Tom’s Hardware)
02/02 ‘Privacy Shield’ moet transatlantische gegevensstromen veiligstellen (IT-Executive)
02/02 New Safe Harbor Agreement may be massive criticism direct – “a joke” (Techsite)
02/02 Logo ist vor Einigung fertig! Safe Harbour 2.0 heißt jetzt Privacy Shield! (Netzpolitik)
02/02 U.S., EU Reach Deal on New Data-Transfer Framework (Wall Street Journal)
03/02 ‘This is a Joke’: Snowden, Others Slam New EU-US Data Sharing Deal (Raging Bull-shit)
03/02 Safe Harbor, cosa nasconde il nuovo Scudo? (Punto Informatico)
03/02 Ein Sieb als Schutzschild (Die Zeit)
03/02 “Privacy Shield” Datenschutzschild mit Löchern (Der Tagesspiegel)
03/02 Ist das EU-US Privacy Shield nur Bullshitbingo? (ComputerWoche)
03/02 Commission, Department of Commerce will do an annual joint preview to substantiate the commitments made (New Europe)
03/02 European Union Deal Lifts Amazon, Google, Facebook From Legal Limbo (Investor’s Business Daily)
03/02 Per Mausklick für mehr Datenschutz (Neues Deutschland)
03/02 European Commission defence of European rights sinks in an unsafe harbour(Vita International)
03/02 Privacy Shield Agreement Amongst EU And U.S. Seems to be Inadequate, Could Be Challenged At CJEU (Technology 2015)
03/02 New Safe Harbor Data “Deal” May Be More Politicking Than Surveillance Reform (The Intercept)
03/02 Goodbye Safe Harbour, hello Privacy Shield (
03/02 EU and US reach data transfer agreement (Pan European Networks)
04/02 U.S. and E.U. agree on a Safe Harbor substitute (Articles.Informer)
08/02 Indiase telecomwaakhond verbiedt Facebooks gratis internet (RTLZ)
10/02 Entrevista a Diego Naranjo(Críptica)
11/02  EU internet freedom programme endangered by Commission muddle (EurActiv)
11/02  UE-USA.Krytycy nie zostawiaj? suchej nitki na “tarczy prywatno?ci” (Gazeta Wyborcza)
12/02 Dänemark plant Ausweitung von Vorratsdatenspeicherung (Netzpolitik)
15/02 Netzneutralität: Wie es jetzt weitergeht (Netzpolitik)
16/02 Una nueva doctrina jurídica al acecho: la protección absoluta del Secreto Comercial (El Confidencial)
18/02 Village Roadshow Starts Game of Whack-a-Mole (MySunshineCoast)
19/02 Here’s How the Ad-Blocking Debate Just Collided With Net Neutrality in Europe (Fortune)
22/02 Mozilla, EFF, and Creative Commons call for more openness in trade negotiations (Ars Technica)
22/02 TTIP Opponents Hold Three-Day Strategy Session On How To Defeat Deal (Inside US Trade’s Newsstand)
23/02 TTIP & Co.: Bürgerrechtsallianz fordert “offene” Handelsabkommen (Heise)
24/02 Rights must not be abandoned in trade negotiations (Department of Homeland Security News)
29/02 Commission wants EU-US ‘Privacy Shield’ by end of June (EurActiv)
29/02 Privacy Shield is the same unsafe harbour (EU business)
29/02 EU-Kommission wirbt für neue Datentransfer-Vereinbarung mit USA (Focus)


01/03 Privacy Shield: Who is it there to protect? (SiliconRepublic)
01/03 Ue pubblica i dettagli del Privacy shield, che non convince tutti (EUnews)
01/03 Dokumente zu Privacy Shield veröffentlicht: Safe Harbor in neuem Anstrich (Netzpolitik)
02/03 FBI Request to Unlock iPhone in Terrorism Probe ‘Undermines US Security’> (Sputnik News)
02/03 Kritik am “Safe Habor”-Nachfolger “Privacy Shield” (Der Tagesspiegel)
03/03 Pourquoi le privacy shield est un bouclier bien trop frele pour la vie-privee (Le Soir)
03/03 «Respect My Net» : la neutralité du Net sous surveillance citoyenne (Libération)
03/03 RespectMyNet established to catalogue European net neutrality violations (TelecomTV)
03/03 Xnet y varias organizaciones europeas lanzan “Respect My Net”: plataforma para denuncia de violaciones de la neutralidad de la red (Tercera Informacion)
03/03 Nace Respect My Net, una iniciativa destinada a proteger la neutralidad en la red (Diagonal)
03/03 Entra en funcionamiento la plataforma por la neutralidad de la red Respect My Net (InfoLibre)
04/03 NGOs starten Meldestelle für Verletzungen der Netzneutralität (DerStandard)
04/03 Lehrer warnen vor Spick-Smartwatches (Neue Buercher Zeitung)
04/03 Nace Respect My Net, una iniciativa destinada a proteger la neutralidad en la red (Iniciativa Debate)
04/03 Facebook, tra dati e responsabilità (AltraEconomia)
04/03 Respect My Net: Website zu Netzneutralitätsverstößen in der EU gestartet (ZDNet)
04/03 Respect my Net: Verstöße gegen Netzneutralität online melden (Heise)
Netzneutralität: Europaweite Meldestelle gestartet
(Tiroler Tageszeitung)
05/03 Webseite zu Veröffentlichung von Verletzungen der Netzneutralität in Europa online (Telecom-Presse)
07/03: Meldestelle für Verstöße gegen Netzneutralität gestartet (Netzpolitik)
10/03 European Union (EU): Counter-terrorism: The EU and its Member States must respect and protect human rights and the rule of law (OMCT)
16/03 Transatlantischer Datenfluss: Bürgerrechtler lehnen Privacy Shield ab (Heise)
‘Privacy Shield’ Data Transfer Deal Needs More Work, EU Told’
17/03 Zivilgesellschaftliche Koalition fordert Nachbesserungen am „Privacy Shield“ (Netzpolitik)
17/03 Privacyorganisaties vinden datadeal VS-EU veel te slap (RTLZ)
17/03 Párte thési stin diavoúlefsi tis EE gia tin efarmogí ton kanónon perí pnevmatikís idioktisías (Creative Commons Greece)
22/03 EU-Kommission bittet um Meinung zu geistigem Eigentum (Netzpolitik)
23/03 Flight data deal is a reason for UK to stay in the EU, says Tory MEP (Euractiv)
23/03 ‘Europe’s defenders must share data to fight terror’ (The Local)
29/03 ‘Privacy piñata not a serious analysis: Opposing view’ (USA Today)
31/03 (Netzpolitik)


04/04 La lucha por el control da la informaciòn: el FBI contra las filtraciones (Diagonal)
08/04 Online-Inhalte: EU-Ratsspitze will Geoblocking europaweit festschreiben (Heise)
12/04 A Strasbourg, l’ombre du groupe Safran plane sur les fichiers de passagers aériens (Mediapart)
13/04 Polnische Geheimdienste: Kommunikationsüberwachung ohne Kontrolle (Netzpolitik)
13/04 Passenger Name Record: EU to harvest more data to stop crime (BBC)
14/04 EU gives companies two years to comply with sweeping new privacy laws (
14/04 MEPs concerned that amendments could ‘kill’ PNR directive (
14/04 El PNR: Así es como las compañías aéreas tendrán derecho a saber todo sobre ti (
14/04 EU gives companies two years to comply with sweeping new privacy laws (CIO)
14/04 EU plan to collect, not share, air traveler data is ‘absurd’ (CIO)
15/04 Europe’s plan to collect airline passenger data raises privacy concerns (The Verge)
17/04 New passenger regulation spells end of data privacy (Times of Malta)
28/04 Facebook Censorships Nearly Tripled in Six Months Because of Photo from Paris Attacks (Newsweek)
28/04 Bund und Länder: Online-Plattformen sollen Algorithmen transparent machen (


01/05 Europese burgerrechtenorganisatie waarschuwt voor inhoud uitgelekt TTIP-verdrag (PChulp-noord)
02/05 Déclaration collective concernant la neutralité du Net en Europe (
02/05 Commission lashes out at TTIP leaks as ‘storm in a teacup’ (
03/05 TTIP expected to fail after US demands revealed in unprecedented leake (Ars Technica)
03/05 Alleged Leaked TTIP Report Reveals Differences, Convergence On IP Issues (Intellectual Property Watch)
06/05 Commission’s digital single market turns one and has a big seven months ahead (
06/05 TTIP May Be Doomed by French Resistance (BestVPN blog)
06/05 TTIP leaks: telecoms proposals threaten net neutrality & citizens rights (
06/05 A Tale of Shields & Swords or Are Data Transfers between the EU and the US legal once again? (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP)
09/05 Crunch time for net neutrality rules, says EU digital rights warrior (Ars Technica)
17/05 Zivilgesellschaft wettert gegen EU-Initiative für Geschäftsgeheimnisse (Heise)
18/05 Net neutrality: Zero-rated services to be nixed by Dutch government (Ars Technica)
26/05 Privacy Shield must be Schremsproof, says one MEP—others wave it through (Ars Technica)
29/05 Privacy piñata not a serious analysis: Opposing view (USA Today)
31/05 Rights groups are outraged at the European Commission-brokered deal (
31/05 Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube adopt EU hate speech rules (
31/05 Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft Pledge to Remove Hate Speech Within 24 Hours (
31/05 Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft agree to EU hate speech rules (The Verge)
31/05 Facebook And Others Agree To Enforce EU Hate Speech Laws (ValueWalk)
31/05 Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter crack down on online hate speech in EU (PCWorld)
31/05 Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Twitter are moving towards a zero-tolerance attitude towards hate speech (SiliconANGLE)
31/05 Rights Groups Outraged As US Tech Giants Sign Up To EU Hate Speech Rules (Forbes)
31/05 Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft agree to EU hate speech rules (Discussionist)
31/05 Facebook Signs European Union Pledge To Suppress Loosely Defined ‘Hate Speech’ And Promote ‘Counter Narratives’ (
31/05 YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Agree To Censor EU “Hate Speech” (Web Pro News)
31/05 EU hate speech ruling could further undermine our online privacy (
31/05 Title (
31/05 Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook agree to remove hate speech online (EurActiv)
31/05 YouTube, Facebook and Twitter Commit to Shutting Down Hate Speech in EU Pact (Variety US)
31/05 In Europa codice di condotta contro l’odio online (Virgolette blog)
31/05 YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Agree To Censor EU “Hate Speech” (
31/05 EU og IT-gigantene skal sensurere sosiale medier (Steigan, blogger)
31/05 Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter crack down on online hate speech in EU (CIO)
31/05 Les géants du web luttent contre les propos haineux en Europe (Le Monde Informatique)
31/05 In Europa codice di condotta contro l’odio online (La Stampa)
31/05 Empresas de tecnologia aprovam novas regras para inibir discurso de ódio na UE (CanalTech)
31/05 Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter crack down on online hate speech in EU (
31/05 Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter crack down on online hate speech in EU (IT World)
31/05 Tech giants join the European Commission’s code of conduct (Pulse Headlines)
31/05 Europese gedragscode tegen haatzaaien op internet (Techzine)
31/05 Facebook en co bannen online haatyaairij binnen de 24 uur (Metro BE)
31/05 In Europa codice di condotta contro l’odio online (La Stampa)
31/05 Should We Let Internet Companies Define How We Express Ourselves? (MIT Technology Review)
31/05 Soziale Netzwerke wollen Hetze europaweit schnell nachgehen (Augsburger Allgemeine)


01/06 Google, Microsoft, Twitter And Facebook Agree To Remove Hate Speech Online (Eurasia Review)
01/06 DEATH OF FREE SPEECH: EU blasted for ‘Orwellian’ crackdown on online criticism (Express UK)
01/06 EU wil haatberichten binnen 24 uur van internet af (DeMorgen)
01/06 IT-Riesen und EU: Verhaltenskodex zur Bekämpfung von Online-Hetze (Internet World Business)
01/06 Sì delle compagnie al codice EU sull’hate speech (Web News Italy)
01/06 Accordo tra UE e colossi tech per contrastare l’odio sul web con un “codice di condotta” (FanPage)
01/06 Facebook, Google, Microsoft e Twitter unite contro le espressioni di odio online (Computer World)
01/06 Da Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft ok a Ue su regole anti-odio (Stadio24)
01/06 Discursul urii: Comisia Europeana si mai multi giganti globali de media si tehnologie anunta un cod de conduita impotriva incitarii la ura in online. Acuzatii de cenzura (
01/06 Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube will remove hate speech (Title translated from Bulgarian (
01/06 It-jättarna säger ja till EU:s kod mot näthat – men upplägget får skarp kritik (
01/06 Gemeinsam gegen den Hass im Internet (Die Welt)
01/06 Soziale Netzwerke wollen Internet-Hetze europaweit schnell nachgehen (
01/06 Google, Twitter, Facebook hate speech deal with EU is rash, say digi warriors (ArsTechnica)
01/06 Privacy advocates reject Europe’s ‘code of conduct’ for online speech (Christian Science Monitor)
01/06 Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Facebook Agree To EU Hate Speech Rules (InformationWeek)
01/06 Twitter, Facebook and YouTube sign EU code of conduct to help combat online hate speech (International Business Times)
01/06 Top Internet Companies Agree To Vague Notice & Takedown Rules For ‘Hate Speech’ In The EU (TechDirt)
01/06 EU’s Online Hate Speech Deal Prompts Fears Of Censorship (BuzzFeed News)
01/06 Hatespeech-Verabredung zwischen EU-Kommission und Internetfirmen: NGOs kritisieren Willkür (Netzpolitik)
01/06 Haine sur Internet – Quid de la bonne conduite de Facebook, Twitter, YouTube et Microsoft ? (ZDNet)
01/06 EU aftaler ‘code of conduct‘ på nettet med Facebook, Google og Twitter (
01/06 Internetoví giganti v ?ele s Facebookem cht?jí s EU bojovat proti nenávisti online (EurActiv CZ)
01/06 El Brief: Políptico de las crisis europeas (Actuall)
01/06 Facebook, Twitter, YouTube e Microsoft: nuova alleanza per la pace (
01/06 UE, Facebook, Microsoft, Google: uniti contro razzismo online (
01/06 EU’s Online Hate Speech Deal Prompts Fears Of Censorship Viral (
01/06 EU’s Online Hate Speech Deal Prompts Fears Of Censorship (Omaha Sun Times)
01/06 EU’s Online Hate Speech Deal Prompts Fears Of Censorship (Update News)
01/06 Privacy advocates reject Europe’s ‘code of conduct’ for online speech (Yahoo News Tech)
02/06 Soziale Netzwerke: Internet-Hetze europaweit nachgehen (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)
02/06 Was Facebook über seine Nutzer wirklich weiß (
02/06 Standing up for hate (BBC)
02/06 Rights Advocates Blast EU and Tech Firms’ Hate Speech Code (E-Commerce Times)
02/06 Ustal? które wpisy s? „nienawistne”. Giganci komputerowi dogadali si? z eurokratami (
02/06 Twitter y Facebook borrarán contenidos violentos y abusivos pero no los definen (MIT Technology Review ES)
02/06 Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft Join Forces With EU to Crack down Online Hate Speech (News Everyday)
03/06 European Commission’s Hate Speech Deal With Companies Will Chill Speech (EFF)
03/06 European Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech (Gatestone Institute)
03/06 Security News You Might Have Missed: Dystopian Edition (Forbes)
04/06 Weiche Regeln gegen harte Worte (Deutschlandfunk)
05/06 Facebook, YouTube, Twitter… zajedno protiv govora mržnje (Vijesti)
05/06 Soziale Netzwerke wollen verstärkt gegen Hetze vorgehen (
05/06 Soziale Netzwerke wollen verstärkt gegen Hetze vorgehen (
06/06 L’Ue dà il via a una consultazione pubblica sulla neutralità di internet (EU News)
06/06 EU net neutrality draft guidelines split the crowd—public told to wade in (ArsTechnica)
06/06 Netzneutralität: Europäische Regulierer lassen Leitlinien diskutieren (Heise)
06/06 EU telecom regulators see free Internet services as next battle (Reuters)
06/06 Regulador europeu propõe veto ao zero-rating (TeleSintese)
06/06 Neutralité du net : les opérateurs jugent les recommandations du Berec trop restrictives (Contexte)
07/06 Das sind die neuen Regeln zur Netzneutralität in Europa (
08/06 BEREC gives its view on net neutrality rules (Agence Europe)
09/06 Do not take a glimpse (Calcalist, The Economist Israel)
09/06 Mowa nienawi?ci, czyli ?egnajcie, Rzymianie (Wyborcza)
11/06 “Orwell 2.0”. Jan Wójcik krytykuje nowy projekt UE, Facebooka, YouTube’a i Twittera (WP Wiadomosci)
13/06 Mobilisation for digital rights (
13/06 Offener Brief an EU-Kommissarin Malmström: Datenschutz nicht durch Freihandelsabkommen untergraben (Netzpolitik)
13/06 EU public interest groups reject treasury financial data fix (POLITICO Pro)
13/06 EU Consumer, Digital Rights Groups Call For EU To Reject U.S. Data Fix In TISA, TTIP (World Trade Online)
13/06 Yes stitching the mouth of Europe (Title translated from English) (
14/06 Facebook, Twitter, YouTube e Microsoft insieme contro odio sul web (RosaRossa)
14/06 Ag’s big chance to boost TPP (POLITICO US)
15/06 Kaja Kallas: kõik Eesti poliitikud peaksid suutma digitaalsetel teemadel kaasa rääkida (Eesti Päevaleht)
15/06 Kaja Kallas: kõik Eesti poliitikud peaksid suutma digitaalsetel teemadel kaasa rääkida (
17/06 Web content blocking squeezed into draft EU anti-terrorism law (ArsTechnica)
20/06 Paris Terrorist’s Video Underscores Live-Streaming Challenges For Social Media (Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty)
20/06 Brexit and technology: How network effects will damage UK IT industry (Computer Weekly)
21/06 Netzsperren als Maßnahme gegen terroristische Inhalte (ComputerBase)
21/06 TTIP: más condiciones de entorno para el Mercado Único Digital (Huffington Post ES)
24/06 Democracy – a call to arms (Open Democracy)
25/06 EU-Parlament plant Anti-Terror-Netzsperren (Deutschlandfunk)
25/06 Elusive privacy shield deal makes a choppy landing (POLITICO)
27/06 EU-Parlament: Vorabstimmung über Netzsperren ist am Mittwoch (Netzpolitik)
29/06 A complete guide to all the things Facebook censors hate most (QUARTZ)
29/06 EU researchers and policymakers debate European human rights challenges (Cordis News)


04/07 EU-Terrorismusrichtline mit Netzsperren auf Schiene (
04/07 Sagt Hallo zu Netzsperren: Innenausschuss des EU-Parlaments beschließt EU-Terrorismusrichtlinie (Netzpolitik)
05/07 EU-Parlament stellt Weichen für Websperren gegen Terror (heise)
05/07 Netzsperren – Waffe gegen Terror oder Zensur? (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)
05/07 Anti-Terror-Richtlinie: Zensur oder wirksame Maßnahme gegen Terrorismus? (
05/07 EU parliament pushes ahead with plans to block, remove terrorist content online (Ars Technica UK)
06/07 EU Commission under investigation for EU Internet Forum documents (VOX Pol)
07/07 Tech plans to fight net neutrality rules in 5G pledge (POLITICO)
11/07 This Facebook Nemesis Says Businesses Will Shun U.S.-EU Privacy Deal (Fortune)
12/07 Données personnelles : le Privacy Shield USA / UE adopté mais critiqué (Numerama)
12/07 Privacy Shield transatlantic data sharing agreement enters effect (CIO)
12/07 EU and US indulge in Privacy Shield self-congratulations in Brussels, but privacy activists say ‘See you in court’ (Diginomica)
12/07 1ST LEADPraise, criticism as EU clears way for new US data-sharing deal (EuropeOnline)
12/07 EU Clears Way For New Controversial Data-Sharing Deal With US (London South East)
12/07 EU-US Privacy Shield agreement goes into effect (The Verge)
12/07 Começa a valer acordo de transferência de dados pessoais entre Europa e EUA (Telesintese)
13/07 Past trade ghosts haunt Trump’s veep picks (POLITICO US)
13/07 European Digital Rights Advocates Warn about Trade Agreements (
13/07 Survey: European Union Needs Trade Deal Privacy Regime (B&C)
13/07 EU stelt privacy burgers onvoldoende veilig (
13/07 L’UE ne protège pas assez la vie privée de ses citoyens (
13/07 EU-Kommission bestätigt “Safe Harbor”-Nachfolger (Verivox)
13/07 EU stelt privacy burgers onvoldoende veilig (Kassa NL)
13/07 L’UE ne protège pas assez la vie privée de ses citoyens (DataNews)
13/07 Survey: European Union Needs Trade Deal Privacy Regime (B&C)
14/07 Trade Agreements Undermine Data Protection, New Study Shows (
13/07 EU – US: Privacy Shield in Force – But For How Long? (Lexology)
13/07 Is the E.U. letting Russia and China abuse Europeans’ privacy? (The Daily Dot)
16/07 Transatlantischer Zoff: Digitaler Datenschutz oder digitaler Protektionismus? (Heise)
19/07 Telcos should only retain metadata to fight serious crime, EU judge says (CIO)
28/07 New EU-U.S. data transfer agreement debuts to high hopes, pot shots (TechTarget)


01/08 Privacy Shield ‘Shaky’, Companies May Choose More Reliable Means (Sputnik News)
02/08 POLITICO Pro Morning Tech: Android escalation — Privacy shield (POLITICO)
10/08 Digitale grupper smækker døren i protest mod EU-aftale (
19/08 Les messageries instantanées à l’assaut des opérateurs télécoms (Le Soir)
22/08 Anstehende Grundsatzentscheidung der EU: Schutz der Menschen oder Schutz der Geschäftsmodelle? (Netzpolitik)
25/08 Why France and Germany’s Encryption Stance May Be More Bark Than Bite (Fortune)
30/08 Europe’s net neutrality guidelines seen as a victory for the open web (The Verge)
30/08 EU’s net neutrality guidelines get published (BBC)
30/08 EU-Regulierer sichern die Netzneutralität stärker ab (Heise)
30/08 Here’s Why Europe’s Net Neutrality Advocates Are Celebrating (Fortune)
30/08 EU telecom regulators adopt strict net neutrality rules, industry dismayed (Reuters)
30/08 Victoire inespérée pour la neutralité du Net en Europe, Internet est sauvé! (20 minutes)
30/08 Neue Regeln zur Netzneutralität in EU beschlossen – Zivilgesellschaft und Netzaktivisten zufrieden (Telekom Presse)
30/08 Netzneutralität in Europa: “So gut abgesichert wie nie” (
30/08 Europa reforça neutralidade e restringe zero rating, mas vai avaliar caso a caso (Convergencia Digital)
30/08 Autoridades da UE adotam regras de neutralidade de rede à contragosto de operadoras (Extra Globo)
30/08 Wer regiert das Internet? (FES)
31/08 Un « triomphe » pour la neutralité du Net en Europe (Numerama)
31/08 Net neutrality activists claim victory in Europe (The Register)
31/08 No more internet fast lanes: Europe’s strict new net neutrality rules revealed (Silicon Republic)
31/08 EU setzt Netzneutralität streng durch: Sonderdeals für Online-Dienste am Ende (T3n)
31/08 Neue Regeln zur Netzneutralität in EU beschlossen – Zivilgesellschaft und Netzaktivisten zufrieden (Telekom Presse)
31/08 EU net neutrality guidelines praised as a “digital triumph” (Diginomica)
31/08 Activists Cheer Europe’s Updated Net Neutrality Rules (PCMag)
31/08 Open Internet Advocates Claim Victory in Europe Net Neutrality Fight (Motherboard)
31/08 EU’s net neutrality guidelines close ‘fast lane’ loopholes – but do they go too far? (Wired)
31/08 EU ‘net neutrality’ may stop ISPs from blocking child abuse material (The Register)
31/08 BEREC issues net neutrality guidelines (
31/08 EU publiceert richtlijnen netneutraliteit (
31/08 L’UE publie ses directives à propos de la neutralité du net (Le Vif)
31/08 EU telecom regulators adopt strict net neutrality rules (ET Telecom)
31/08 Neutralité du Net : l’Europe présente ses lignes directrices (
31/08 Neutralité du Net dans l’UE : le BEREC publie ses lignes directrices (Les Numeriques)
31/08 Netzneutralität: EU gegen Sonderdeals zwischen Telcos und Content-Anbietern (
31/08 Spotify & Co.: EU beschränkt Surf-Sonderdeals für Streaming (W&V Online)
31/08 EU-Aufseher begrenzen Sonderdeals für Online-Dienste (Thuringen Allgemeine)
31/08 Net neutrality wins in Europe – a victory for the internet as we know it (ZME Science)


01/09 EU begrenzt Sonderdeals für Online-Dienste (NWZ Online)
01/09 Neuer Leak: EU-Kommission plant 20-jähriges Leistungsschutzrecht (Heise)
01/09 Activist Pressure Nets Better Net Neutrality Rules in Europe (DSL Reports)
01/09 Europa gana, Internet sigue siendo libre (El País)
02/09 Europa sichert die Netzneutralität: Das bedeuten die Regeln im Alltag (Netzpolitik)
08/09 Automated systems fight ISIS propaganda, but at what cost? (The Verge)
08/09 Canada-EU counter-terror data exchange is illegal, says top EU judge (CIO)
09/09 Presentation of Dr. Monica Horten’s paper on uncertainty for internet intermediaries in EU (CDT)
12/09 Canada-EU counter-terror data exchange is illegal, says top EU judge (CIO)
12/09 (NL)
EDRi: Het gevecht tegen ‘hate speech’ ondermijnt de grondrechten van burgers / (EN) EDRi: The fight against hate speech undermines the fundamental rights of citizens
12/09 EU’s guidelines on net neutrality see the light although grey areas do remain (The European Sting)
13/09 EU-Canada Airline Data Pact Violates Privacy:Adviser (Bloomberg BNA)
13/09 Wikimedia, EDRI, and others call for EU Copyright Package to uphold DSM fundamental principles (IPKat)
14/09 EU Commission Proposes Mandatory Piracy Filters For Online Services (TorrentFreak)
14/09 Google may have to pay for news snippets under EU copyright reform (CIO)
15/09 Europe demands YouTube to pay more to artists (Ksat News)
15/09 EU Telecoms Proposals Stir Fierce Debate (TechWeek Europe UK)
16/09 EU is now giving Google new monopolies to the detriment of European citizens and Internet companies (The European Sting)
20/09 TiSA-Abkommen: Mehr Einfluss für Industrielobbyisten und weniger Datenschutz (Netzpolitik)
20/09 I nuovi Greenpeace Leaks sul Tisa “L’accordo sui servizi svende il pianeta” (La Repubblica)
20/09 Money Talks: EU’s copyright overhaul, interview with Diego Naranjo (TRT World)
20/09 VIDEO: experts on how to make copyright work again (Communia)
21/09 Leaked TiSA documents reveal threats to climate: Greenpeace (NewEurope)
21/09 Les fuites sur l’accord Tisa inquiètent les défenseurs des droits numériques (Contexte Numèrique)
21/09 Pro Morning Tech: Diplomats’ digital delay — Airbnb stool pigeon (POLITICO)
23/09 Komissio haluaa puuttua tekijänoikeuslakiin, koska Youtuben kaltaiset sivustot tienaavat sisällöllä mutta tekijät eivät (Helsingin Sanomat)
26/09 Gruppen European Digital Rights EDRi kritiserar EUkommissionens förslag till upp (Placely)
27/09 The EU’s Proposed Copyright Directive Is Likely To Be A Wonderful Gift — For US Internet Giants (Techdirt)
30/09 Signs Of Changing Trends In FTAs’ IP Chapters, Speakers Say At WTO (Intellectual Property Watch)
30/09 Time To Talk Digital Issues At WTO With Focus On Developing Countries, Forum Hears (Intellectual Property Watch)
30/09 PO TTIP IN CETI – TISA (Zavod Radio Študent)


02/10 CETA: 10 rzeczy, których nie wiecie o umowie UE-Kanada, a powinni?cie (Gazeta Prawna)
04/10 The curious tale of the French prime minister, PNR and peculiar patterns (EurActiv)
05/10 The internet has been quietly rewired, and video is the reason why (Quartz)
06/10 Facebook is the privacy villain of the year (EUbusiness)
06/10 Facebook valt in de prijzen op Big Brother Awards (iHLN Internet and Games)
06/10 Facebook grand gagnant des Big Brother Awards (
06/10 Violation de la Vie privée: Facebook grand leader des Big Brother Awards (
06/10 Facebook valt in de prijzen op Big Brother Awards (DeMorgen)
06/10 Našiel sa najvä?ší sliedi? v súkromí ?udí. Anticenu za rok 2016 si odniesol Facebook (
06/10 Facebook is the privacy villain of the year (EUbusiness)
07/10 Nejv?tší slídil v soukromí? Facebook! míní ?ást Evropy (
07/10 Pro Morning Tech, presented by Uber: Portugal’s startup star — Platforms in parliament (POLITICO)
07/10 Facebook Crowned Privacy Villain Of 2016 By European Privacy Rights Group (Intellectual Property Watch)
07/10 Facebook wins ‘privacy villain of the year’ award (The Daily Dot)
07/10 La UE prepara su propia ‘tasa Google’, ¿qué puede suponer para ti? (Publico)
07/10 Facebook named privacy villain of the year (TweakTown)
08/10 Introducing: Maryant Fernández Pérez (Patreon)
10/10 Facebook wint Belgische Big Brother Awards (Executive-People)
10/10 Facebook- An ultimate privacy villain of the year! (Brands)
11/10 Facebook is the Privacy Villain of the Year (Propakistani)
11/10 European Commission paralysed over data flows in TiSA trade deal (EurActiv)
12/10 Noticias Uruguayas 11 octubre 2016 (KaosEnLaRed)
13/10 TiSA discussions hit privacy, data protection roadblock (iAPP)
14/10 EU Hopes To Table Language On Data Flows By Next TISA Round (World Trade Online)
15/10 Les «trilogues», l’une des boîtes noires les plus secrètes de Bruxelles (Mediapart)
19/10 Digital Defenders: a free open-licensed booklet for kids about privacy and crypto (BoingBoing)
19/10 Digital Defenders vs. Data Intruders (Netzpolitik)
21/10 Amazon as an ISP Isn’t Bonkers—It Makes Perfect Sense (Wired)
21/10 EDRi’s Digital Defenders wants to help kids protect their digital privacy (Techaeris)
21/10 Four Nations Call for Access to Encrypted Data (VOA)
24/10 Watchdogs Urge EU Leaders to Protect Citizens’ Data in Trade Agreements (Sputnik International)
24/10 TiSA truer databeskyttelse og retten til privatliv (
24/10 Datenschutz: Und was ist mit TiSA? (
24/10 EU Commission aims to ban forced data localization (iAPP)
25/10 Consumer groups demand carveout for data protections in TISA (World Trade Online)
26/10 EDRi’s Booklet for the protection of minors’ privacy (Title translated from Greek) (Eellak)
28/10 Storebror ser deg: Personvern til salgs i TISA (
28/10 #12np-Review: „Don’t waste a good crisis!“ – Die EU-Richtlinie zur „Terrorismusbekämpfung“ (DokuHouse)
31/10 Tutele e intervento. Merkel lancia il modello renano di liberalismo online (Il Foglio)


07/11 Grande fratello alla francese, traccerà colore degli occhi e impronte (La Repubblica)
07/11 Who is spying on you? What Yahoo hack taught us about Facebook, Google and WhatsApp (Mirror)
08/11 French privacy row over mass ID database (BBC)
15/11 The Directive from EU – privatising cencorship and filtering the freedom of expression (Title translated from Greek) (Technicious)
15/11 The Directive from EU – privatising cencorship and filtering the freedom of expression (Title translated from Greek) (Creative Commons Greece)
23/11 What hacking from Yahoo, Facebook, Google and WhatsApp (Title translated from Bulgarian) (
28/11 Facebook may be able to censor anything it wants as per a secret trade proposal (International Business Times)
28/11 Facebook Akan Bisa Sensor Konten Apa pun Sesuai Keinginan (Okezone Techno)
27/11 Secret Trade Proposal Would Give Facebook Free Reign to Censor by Algorithm (Motherboard)
30/11 Menschenrechtsorganisationen warnen vor Terrorismusrichtlinie der EU (Netzpolitik)


01/12 EU terror law risks making protest a crime (EUobserver)
01/12 Rights groups expose flaws in EU counterterrorism directive (EurActiv)
01/12 French man sentenced to two years in prison for visiting pro-ISIS websites (TheVerge)
04/12 Brussels urges US social media sites to act swiftly on hate posts (Financial Times)
06/12 How EU Plans To Deal With Online Hate Speech? (iTech Post)
06/12 Social media groups join forces to counter online terror content (Financial Times)
06/12 Europa pressiona redes sociais a agirem rápido contra discurso de ódio (Folha de S.Paulo)
08/12 Facebook and Twitter Need to Shut Down Hate Speech Within 24 Hours, Europe Warns (Motherboard)
08/12 20-year link right detrimental to authors, says CEIPI (IPProTheInternet)
10/12 Sorry, Silicon Valley. Europe won’t be any easier in 2017 (tkusnews)

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