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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 ! 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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See now FAQ on Swift also in French, German, Italian and Finnish In German http://www.edri.org/files/SWIFT-FAQ_2010-02-10-DE.pdf In Italian http://www.edri.org/files/SWIFT-FAQ_2010-02-10-IT.pdf In French http://www.edri.org/files/SWIFT-FAQ_2010-02-10-FR.pdf In Finnish http://www.effi.org/uutiset/100209-swift-faq-sopimus.html After the Civil Liberties committee in the European Parliament (EP) rejected on 5 February 2010 the interim nine-month SWIFT deal between the EU and US, now it will be up to… » read more

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AEDH (European Association for the Defence of Human rights) and EDRI (European Digital Rights) launch the first edition of the European Civil Society Data Protection Award (ECSDPA). The prize aims at rewarding positive initiatives contributing to the visibility and effectiveness of right to privacy and to the protection of personal data in Europe. The ECSDPA… » read more

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Moderator: Ms. Anna Fielder, TACD, Privacy International (UK) Mr. Michael Donohue, OECD Cloud computing = industralization of IT. No formal defition, cloud servicies – convienient on-demand access to services over the Internet. Policy – security & privacy. But also procurement (govt buyer of claud services), broadband access, competition policy, IP + consumer protection. Tension between… » read more

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(published also in EDRi-gram 7.20) To the Members of the European Parliament, European Digital Rights is an association of 29 privacy and civil rights organisations based in 18 European countries and active across the European Union. As an association whose focus is on protecting the civil rights of online citizens, we have serious concerns about… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.17, 9 September 2009 The timetables for the Stockholm Programme have become a great deal clearer since the return of the Parliament following the summer break and the communication between the Swedish Presidency and relevant parliamentary committees. The Programme aims to set the priorities for a variety of justice issues (including… » read more

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EU Google Books

(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

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