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Opinion |

Why we need an internet that works for people and is led by people

In our new study on “community-led online platforms”, we’ve found that strong online communities and a transparent bottom-up approach to moderating content is best for our online safety and our digital rights.
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News |

Plenary flash 26 - 29 April 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Chinese counter sanctions on EU entities, MEPs and MPs, EU-Turkey relations, Russia - Navalny, Ukraine border and Czech Republic diplomatic conflict, Covid certificate, digital taxation, ...
Opinion |

Why we must stop biometric surveillance in the EU

Patrick Breyer
Opinion by Patrick Breyer
EDRi (the European Digital Rights network) has launched a European Citizen's Initiative calling for a ban on the use of biometric mass surveillance in public spaces. How could these technologies affect the lives of everyday people?
Publication |

Need of environmental data and standards for the ict sector

We are writing to you with a call to take action to limit the environmental impact of the ICT sector. The European Commission’s two key priorities for the upcoming years are Europe Fit for the Digital Age and the Green Deal. To reach both of these priorities, we must ensure the digital transition promotes and does not hamper the green tra…
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Event |

How should the EU prevent and combat gender-based violence online

In the 21st century, in the European Union, gender-based violence is manifesting everyday and everywhere. Women and girls can’t feel safe at homes, can’t feel safe when going out, can’t feel safe in public places and can’t feel safe even online. Join our panel discussion with experts, civil society organisations, MEPs and a representat…
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Press release |

EU Human Rights Sanctions

EU foreign ministers have agreed to sanction four Russian officials over the jailing of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, which is the first listings on the EU's new Global Human Right's Sanctions Regime.
Black mailboxes / CC0 Bernard Hermant
Opinion |

Protecting people's rights online

The European Commission has replied to our crowd-sourced model law on how online platforms should deal with content moderation procedures whilst respecting fundamental rights. Read it here.
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Opinion |

E-WASTE IS JUST LIKE LOVE

Have you ever heard about premature obsolescence? Negligent – and sometimes intentional – design practices that reduce the lifetime of products. We want a common EU market that favours products that last. Good for your pockets, good for consumers, and good for the planet!
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Event |

A Digital and Green Transition: Will Artificial Intelligence foster or hamper the Green New Deal?

Two of the European Commission’s key priorities for the upcoming years are Europe fit for the Digital Age and the Green Deal. In our event the Greens/EFA will explore how we can ensure the two goals promote each other and which actions we need to ensure the digital transition and Green Deal are not mutually exclusive.
Video |

Ban Biometric Mass Surveillance In Public Spaces!

This is not a sci-fi movie or the latest episode of a dystopian tv-show! Throughout the European Union, governments are already experimenting with highly intrusive systems of facial recognition and other biometric technologies. These technologies pose alarming risks for fundamental rights, fuelling mass surveillance and racial discrim…