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13-15 October 2008, Strasbourg, France EDRi is a partner of the PrivacyOS project – a thematic network for privacy protection infrastructure within the current European Commission´s ICT Policy Support Programme. The general objectives of PrivacyOS are to create a long-term collaboration in the thematic network and establish collective interfaces with other EU projects. Participants will… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.18 Following a very strong opposing movement, the decree allowing the creation of EDVIGE file has been abandoned by the French Government, but it will be replaced by a modified project called now EDVIRSP. On 1 July 2008, the French Government had announced a project creating a huge database, EDVIGE (Exploitation… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.18 ENDitorial: A stupid law and a perverse “criminal” sentence by Giancarlo Livraghi – EDRi-member ALCEI Italy “Censorship” was abolished and outlawed in Italy sixtytwo years ago. Freedom of the press and of personal opinion is not only established by the Constitution, but also deeply rooted in custom and in all… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.18 70 international experts and e-activists met in Budapest on Friday 19 September to discuss EU-wide policies on data retention and to develop strategies for defending and enhancing privacy. Hosted by the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at the Central European University in Budapest, the workshop “Data retention on… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.17 Creative Commons evangelist and acclaimed author Cory Doctorow announced today the release of his new book, Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future. Content is exactly what it claims to be – 28 essays on “everything from copyright and DRM to the layout of… » read more

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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

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.17 On 2 September 2008, EDRi-member Association for Technology and Internet – APTI Romania organized an event to announce the availability of the localized Creative Commons (CC) licences. The event was organized with the help of the Center for Independent Journalism and HI-Q band and gathered users of the CC licences,… » read more

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