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Published in EDRi-gram 8.23 The legislative process on Internet blocking is about to move from almost standstill to almost completed between now and the beginning of February. In the Council of Ministers, an informal agreement is planned for the Justice Council in December, while the MEP in charge in the Parliament will present her draft… » read more

Published in EDRi-gram 8.18 Within the next ten weeks, the European Parliament will finish its crucial first reading of the Directive which, if the European Commission has its way, will impose an EU-wide blocking infrastructure – undermining child protection, fundamental rights and the EU’s voice on freedom and democracy in the world. The measure proposed… » read more

Live blogging from the Public Voice Coalition – Global Privacy Standards for a Global World – check out the programme here. Held in conjunction with the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Also watch #globalprivacy on twitter or EDRi’s twitter account Marc Rotenberg starts talking about Public Coalition, thanking Katitza Rodriguez for her help… » read more

Article published in EDRi-gram 7.17, 9 September 2009 On 1 September 2009, the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament (LIBE) held a hearing on the renewal of the agreement which is now under negotiations between the EU and the USA on data transfers via the SWIFT financial data network. LIBE members have shown concern… » read more

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(contribution by Jim Killock – Executive Director to EDRi-member Open Rights Group) Article published in EDRi-gram 7.17, 9 September 2009 The EU Google Books hearing highlighted some very serious concerns with the settlement, but mainly from a rights holder point of view. The hearing itself addressed two quite distinct sets of issues; firstly concerns of… » read more

Article published in EDRi-gram 7.9, 6.05.2009 Today, 6 May 2009, in the second reading of the Telecom Package, the European Parliament (EP) voted again for the initial amendment 138, with an overwhelming majority of 407 votes for and just 57 against the proposal. However, on this same occasion, the EP rejected the amendments that would… » read more

Article published in EDRi-gram 7.8 On 15 April 2009 EDRi signed, together with other 50 organisations representing the civil society from around the world, the Global Civil Society Statement in support of Petition for a Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) at ICANN. The petition sent by the Non-Commercial User Constituency (NCUC) will create an organizational structure… » read more

EDRi-gram 7.6

Telecom Package in second reading – dangerous amendments Extension of copyright term postponed in the European Parliament German Police searches the homes of the wikileaks.de domain owner Data sharing legislation pulled by the UK government France: Three strikes law debated by the General Assembly European Parliament wants more transparency on ACTA Germany: Data retention is… » read more

Published in EDRi-gram 6.19 On 7-8 October 2008 the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) held the first meeting of its Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) in Vienna. Representatives from about 100 NGOs and other Fundamental Rights Organisations – EDRi amongst them – were invited to discuss and make suggestions on potential strategic objectives of… » read more

Article published in EDRi-gram 6.17 Electronic Frontier Finland’s (Effi’s) ’shadow report’ on the Finnish e-voting pilot has been translated into English and is available now on Electronic Frontier Finland web pages. The original Finnish version was published on 19 June 2008. The English version has been updated to include commentary on the University of Turku… » read more

EDRi-member Electronic Frontier Finland reports in EDRi-gram 6.3 on the problems with the e-voting in Finland : A member of Electronic Frontier Finland (Effi), a Finnish association for promoting digital rights and member of EDRi, has recently sent a request of information to the Finnish Ministry of Justice regarding their planned e-voting system. The system… » read more

Hello ! This is a blog about European Digital Rights Initiative (EDRI) activities and some important articles from the EDRi-gram. The blog is launched by the EDRi-gram editor – Bogdan Manolea and other EDRi members are welcome to participate in contributing to it. Original post by Bogdan

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