Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections
The EU recently approved new rules intended to make political advertising more transparent. But will they deliver in time for June’s European elections?
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable
Human rights protections…with exceptions: what’s (not) in the EU’s AI Act deal
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?
Civil society joint statement: Europe’s (digital) borders must fall
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.
Open letter: Council of the E.U. risks failing human rights in the AI Act
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.
Let the courts decide: civil society takes on EU’s dangerous terrorist content regulation
The coalition filed a complaint against the French decree implementing the EU regulation on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content.
Open letter: European Parliament must stand strong on AI Act fundamental rights protections
The European Parliament must uphold vital fundamental rights protections within the E.U. AI Act to regulate the use of AI in law enforcement, migration, and national security.
Precise interpretation of the DSA matters especially when people’s lives are at risk in Gaza and Israel
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.
EU policymakers: regulate police technology!
Civil society calls on EU policymakers to regulate policy technology.
Fundamental rights impact assessments are key for effective DSA enforcement
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.