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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.

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Raising the alarm: online tracking harms human rights
14 Dec 2020
Raising the alarm: online tracking harms human rights
European Ombudsman surveillance

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.

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Access Now presents the European Human Rights agenda for the digital age
17 Feb 2020
Access Now presents the European Human Rights agenda for the digital age

Access Now’s European Human Rights agenda for the digital age

17 Feb 2020
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Access Now’s European Human Rights agenda for the digital age
17 Feb 2020
Access Now’s European Human Rights agenda for the digital age
Algorithmic accountability

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.

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European Parliament shows (again) its stance on Artificial Intelligence
14 Feb 2020
European Parliament shows (again) its stance on Artificial Intelligence
India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill passed: “it’s a bad law”

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.

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Access Now at Privacy Camp and CPDP 2020
20 Jan 2020
Access Now at Privacy Camp and CPDP 2020

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.

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In the EU, facial recognition in schools gets an F in data protection
10 Dec 2019
In the EU, facial recognition in schools gets an F in data protection
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Meet the European Commissioners: Who will shape the next five years of digital policy in the EU?

27 Sep 2019
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Meet the European Commissioners: Who will shape the next five years of digital policy in the EU?
27 Sep 2019
Meet the European Commissioners: Who will shape the next five years of digital policy in the EU?

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.

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On its first birthday, the GDPR needs to grow some teeth
26 Mar 2019
On its first birthday, the GDPR needs to grow some teeth
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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!

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Meet your digital rights advocates in Brussels
21 Mar 2017
Meet your digital rights advocates in Brussels
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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.

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Why transparency matters in Europe’s trade negotiations
4 Aug 2016
Why transparency matters in Europe’s trade negotiations