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Caterina Rodelli

EU Policy Analyst

Caterina is EU Policy Analyst at Access Now. She works on issues related to biometric surveillance, artificial intelligence, privacy, and her main focus is around the intersection between technology, borders and the rights of people on the move. Previously, Caterina advised in some strategic litigation cases challenging EU migration policies in the Central Mediterranean and in Libya. She worked and volunteered for several NGOs that supports migrants' rights, as the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), in Belgium, and Mobile Info Team for Refugees, in Greece. Caterina holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Cooperation Studies in the Mediterranean region, from the Universitat Autonoma of Barcellona, University of Ca Foscari of Venice and Univerité Paul Valéry III of Montpellier.
Protect Not Surveil

Joint statement – The EU Migration Pact: a dangerous regime of migrant surveillance

10 Apr 2024

The EU New Pact on Migration and Asylum ushers in a deadly new era of digital surveillance, expanding the digital infrastructure for an EU border regime based on the criminalisation and punishment of migrants and racialised people. 

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Joint statement – The EU Migration Pact: a dangerous regime of migrant surveillance
10 Apr 2024
Joint statement – The EU Migration Pact: a dangerous regime of migrant surveillance
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The EU AI Act: a failure for human rights, a victory for industry and law enforcement

13 Mar 2024

Loopholes and exemptions: the EU has voted to adopt an AI Act that fails to protect people from harm.

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The EU AI Act: a failure for human rights, a victory for industry and law enforcement
13 Mar 2024
The EU AI Act: a failure for human rights, a victory for industry and law enforcement
Protect Not Surveil

Joint statement – A dangerous precedent: how the EU AI Act fails migrants and people on the move

13 Mar 2024

The EU AI Act falls short in the vital area of migration, failing to prevent harm and provide protection for people on the move.

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Joint statement – A dangerous precedent: how the EU AI Act fails migrants and people on the move
13 Mar 2024
Joint statement – A dangerous precedent: how the EU AI Act fails migrants and people on the move
AI Act

Human rights protections…with exceptions: what’s (not) in the EU’s AI Act deal

14 Dec 2023

The E.U. just agreed to (not quite a) deal on the AI Act. But what’s in it? What’s missing? And what happens now?

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Human rights protections…with exceptions: what’s (not) in the EU’s AI Act deal
14 Dec 2023
Human rights protections…with exceptions: what’s (not) in the EU’s AI Act deal
surveillance tech at the EU borders

Civil society joint statement: Europe’s (digital) borders must fall

4 Dec 2023

Civil society is calling for an end to the expansion of EURODAC, the EU database for the registration of asxylum-seekers. EURODAC is being transformed into an expansive, violent surveillance tool that will treat people seeking protection as crime suspects.

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Civil society joint statement: Europe’s (digital) borders must fall
4 Dec 2023
Civil society joint statement: Europe’s (digital) borders must fall
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Open letter: Council of the E.U. risks failing human rights in the AI Act 

28 Nov 2023

Ahead of the next AI Act trilogue, the we urge the Council of the European Union to effectively regulate the use of AI systems by law enforcement, migration control and national security authorities throughout Europe.

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Open letter: Council of the E.U. risks failing human rights in the AI Act 
28 Nov 2023
Open letter: Council of the E.U. risks failing human rights in the AI Act 
AI Act

EU policymakers: regulate police technology!

20 Sep 2023

Civil society calls on EU policymakers to regulate policy technology.

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EU policymakers: regulate police technology!
20 Sep 2023
EU policymakers: regulate police technology!
AI Act

Joint statement: EU legislators must close dangerous loophole in AI Act

7 Sep 2023

Big Tech has lobbied to introduce a major loophole to the EU AI Act’s high-risk classification process. We call on EU legislators to maintain a high level of protection in the AI Act. 

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Joint statement: EU legislators must close dangerous loophole in AI Act
7 Sep 2023
Joint statement: EU legislators must close dangerous loophole in AI Act
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EU Trilogues: The AI Act must protect people’s rights

12 Jul 2023

As EU trilogues on the AI Act kick off, Access Now and partners call on institutions to put fundamental rights first.

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EU Trilogues: The AI Act must protect people’s rights
12 Jul 2023
EU Trilogues: The AI Act must protect people’s rights
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Historic vote in the European Parliament: dangerous AI surveillance banned, but not for migrant people at the borders

14 Jun 2023

In a victory for fundamental rights, the European Parliament has given the green light to a much-improved Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) in a plenary vote. The AI Act is a cornerstone legislation that should ensure people’s rights across the EU and at the border are protected from surveillance and put before Big Tech and security industry profits.

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Historic vote in the European Parliament: dangerous AI surveillance banned, but not for migrant people at the borders
14 Jun 2023
Historic vote in the European Parliament: dangerous AI surveillance banned, but not for migrant people at the borders