Raising the alarm: online tracking harms human rights
14 Dec 2020 •
The EU is launching the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. These two key pieces of legislation will impact the future of digital policies and rights online, specifically in relation to online platforms and competition, including the regulation of online advertising.
Access Now presents the European Human Rights agenda for the digital age
17 Feb 2020 •
Access Now has put forward concrete policy objectives for European Union lawmakers in the areas of data protection, content governance, artificial intelligence, surveillance, and connectivity.
European Parliament shows (again) its stance on Artificial Intelligence
14 Feb 2020 •
The ongoing work on this topic signals both an awareness of the issues to be addressed and a commitment to address them. We hope to see regulatory initiatives turn “Trustworthy AI” into more than a slogan.
Access Now at Privacy Camp and CPDP 2020
20 Jan 2020 •
Our EU policy team participated in this year’s Privacy Camp and the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) conference in Brussels, Belgium. Here’s a guide to our activities.
In the EU, facial recognition in schools gets an F in data protection
10 Dec 2019 •
No matter what new technology is deployed, the EU and its member states must implement and uphold the GDPR.
Meet the European Commissioners: Who will shape the next five years of digital policy in the EU?
27 Sep 2019
On its first birthday, the GDPR needs to grow some teeth
26 Mar 2019 •
For the data protection regulation to reach its full potential in protecting our rights, we need to move from the implementation to the enforcement stage.
Meet your digital rights advocates in Brussels
21 Mar 2017 •
Access Now’s Brussels team is hosting this year’s RightsCon on March 29-31, 2017, so we thought it would be nice to introduce them to you!
Why transparency matters in Europe’s trade negotiations
4 Aug 2016 •
In the TTIP and CETA trade negotiations in Europe, transparency is the key to legitimacy and accountability.
Access Now delivers several thousand signatures to French Senate opposing surveillance bill
22 Oct 2015 •
Today, we delivered a petition to the French Senate opposing yet another surveillance bill, which is up for a vote on Tuesday 27 October. Thousands of internet users urged the senate to reject the bill, citing violations of the fundamental right to privacy and freedom of expression. The bill has already passed the lower chamber of the French Parliament earlier this month.