Digital Civil Rights in Europe

Article published in EDRi-gram 9.2 European Digital Rights has published a study on the scale of measures being undertaken to outsource policing activities to private companies in the Internet environment and its significance for fundamental rights, transparency and openness on the Internet. Internet intermediaries around the world are taking on more important roles in their… » read more

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The special BONUS EDRi-gram has been prepared by EDRi members and observers as a present for all EDRi’s website visitors an EDRi supporters. It contains information regarding the association European Digital Rights (EDRi), its Brussels Office and its newsletter. As always, it is available under Creative Commons 3.0 BY licence. It also gives you the… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 8.24. Free subscription ! In the case introduced by L’Oreal against auction site eBay and referred by the High Court of Justice (England and Wales) to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) the Advocate General, Niilo Jaaskinen, published on 9 December 2010 its opinion that the site could not be considered… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 8.24. Free subscription ! The Council of Justice Ministers adopted a text on web blocking at its recent meeting in Brussels on 2-3 December 2010. The Belgian Presidency, for domestic reasons, felt obliged to adopt a text during its term of office. As a result, the outcome is a hastily cobbled… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 8.24. Free subscription ! Private-sector attempts to undermine and attack the ability of WikiLeaks to function on the Internet have attracted much attention. Their domain name (wikileaks.org) was was taken out of service by EveryDNS, their ability to collect funds was restricted by Paypal, Visa and Mastercard while Amazon deleted their… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 8.24. Free subscription ! On 15 December 2009, the European Commission held its third meeting on “public private cooperation to counter the dissemination of illegal content in the European Union. The first meeting took place in November 2009 and the second in May 2010. After the previous meeting, the European Commission… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 8.23 IViR: Moving Towards Balance – A study into duties of care on the Internet (2010) http://www.ivir.nl/publications/vaneijk/Moving_Towards_Balance.pdf OSCE FOM Preliminary report: Study of legal provisions and practices related to freedom of expression, the free flow of information and media pluralism on the Internet in the OSCE participating States. (26.11.2010) http://www.osce.org/documents/rfm/2010/11/47857_en.pdf EU… » read more

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Published in EDRi-gram 8.23 The European Commission (EC) recently published its “Internal Security Strategy” – a wide-ranging security programme covering international crime networks, radicalisation, cybersecurity, border management and crisis/disaster management. One almost amusing element is how it included “piracy” (meaning unauthorised downloads) as a security issue. The logic is very reminiscent of the 1980s British… » read more

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Published in EDRi-gram 8.23 After a long and continuous pressure from several civil society groups and European international organisations such as the European Parliament, the Presidency of the European Union, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders,… » read more

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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

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