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Eliška Pírková

Eliška Pírková

Senior Policy Analyst and the Global freedom of expression lead

Eliška Pírková works as a Senior Policy Analyst and the Global freedom of expression lead at Access Now, the international human rights organization that defends and extends the digital rights of online users at risk around the world. As a member of the European Access Now team, she leads the work on freedom of expression, content governance, and platform accountability. She is a human rights lawyer by education and training, with previous experience working for international organizations and as a legal researcher. She acted as an independent expert for international organizations, including the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Combating Hate Speech.
Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 

15 Feb 2024

The EU recently approved new rules intended to make political advertising more transparent. But will they deliver in time for June’s European elections?

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Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 
15 Feb 2024
Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable

EU: call for precise interpretation of Digital Services Act

18 Jan 2024

Access Now and ARTICLE 19 welcome EU Commissioner Thierry Breton’s reassurance that the enforcement of the Digital Services Act (DSA) framework will fully respect fundamental rights.

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EU: call for precise interpretation of Digital Services Act
18 Jan 2024
EU: call for precise interpretation of Digital Services Act
EU terrorist content regulation

Let the courts decide: civil society takes on EU’s dangerous terrorist content regulation 

9 Nov 2023

The coalition filed a complaint against the French decree implementing the EU regulation on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content.

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Let the courts decide: civil society takes on EU’s dangerous terrorist content regulation 
9 Nov 2023
Let the courts decide: civil society takes on EU’s dangerous terrorist content regulation 
Restore Telecoms and Internet Connectivity in Gaza Now!

DSA: the war on Gaza is not an excuse to silence people online

26 Oct 2023

The EU’s fast-tracked “solution” to the spread of illegal content online could result in long-term consequences to freedom of speech.

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DSA: the war on Gaza is not an excuse to silence people online
26 Oct 2023
DSA: the war on Gaza is not an excuse to silence people online
Telecoms and Internet Connectivity Gaza

When tackling illegal online content related to conflict in Gaza, the rule of law matters 

18 Oct 2023

The Digital Service Act (DSA) must not be exploited in times of conflict or crisis.

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When tackling illegal online content related to conflict in Gaza, the rule of law matters 
18 Oct 2023
When tackling illegal online content related to conflict in Gaza, the rule of law matters 
Telecoms and Internet Connectivity Gaza

Precise interpretation of the DSA matters especially when people’s lives are at risk in Gaza and Israel

18 Oct 2023

The Digital Service Act (DSA) must not be exploited in times of conflict or crisis. The E.U. must respect due process when enforcing the DSA during ongoing armed conflict in the Gaza Strip.

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Precise interpretation of the DSA matters especially when people’s lives are at risk in Gaza and Israel
18 Oct 2023
Precise interpretation of the DSA matters especially when people’s lives are at risk in Gaza and Israel
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable

Fundamental rights impact assessments are key for effective DSA enforcement 

18 Sep 2023

Under the EU DSA, companies designated as VLOPs or VLOSEs must assess fundamental rights risks stemming from their services. Access Now and ECNL have published a new policy paper to support enforcement of this requirement.

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Fundamental rights impact assessments are key for effective DSA enforcement 
18 Sep 2023
Fundamental rights impact assessments are key for effective DSA enforcement 
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable

Towards meaningful fundamental rights impact assessments under the DSA

18 Sep 2023
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Towards meaningful fundamental rights impact assessments under the DSA
18 Sep 2023
Towards meaningful fundamental rights impact assessments under the DSA
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable

DSA is not a censorship tool: Commissioner Breton must clarify blocking statement

2 Aug 2023

Civil society is demanding clarity on Commissioner Breton’s suggestion that arbitrary blocking of online platforms could be enforced under the DSA.

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DSA is not a censorship tool: Commissioner Breton must clarify blocking statement
2 Aug 2023
DSA is not a censorship tool: Commissioner Breton must clarify blocking statement
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable

Civil society gets its confirmation from EU Commissioner: no internet shutdowns under DSA

2 Aug 2023

Commissioner Breton clarified that internet shutdowns are not lawful under the DSA except under extreme circumstances.

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Civil society gets its confirmation from EU Commissioner: no internet shutdowns under DSA
2 Aug 2023
Civil society gets its confirmation from EU Commissioner: no internet shutdowns under DSA