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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
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
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable

Access Now’s response to Commissioner Breton’s letter: Priorities and dialogue on DSA enforcement

2 Aug 2023

Access Now responds to Commissioner Breton’s letter and seeks dialogue on DSA enforcement.

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Access Now’s response to Commissioner Breton’s letter: Priorities and dialogue on DSA enforcement
2 Aug 2023
Access Now’s response to Commissioner Breton’s letter: Priorities and dialogue on DSA enforcement
The EU must hold VLOPs accountable

Civil society statement: Commissioner Breton needs to clarify comments about the DSA allowing for platform blocking

26 Jul 2023

Requesting clarification recent comments suggesting that blocking of online platforms could be an enforceable and justified measure under the DSA.

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Civil society statement: Commissioner Breton needs to clarify comments about the DSA allowing for platform blocking
26 Jul 2023
Civil society statement: Commissioner Breton needs to clarify comments about the DSA allowing for platform blocking
Fight for Net Neutrality

Letter to Commissioner Breton on the “fair share” consultation

17 May 2023
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Letter to Commissioner Breton on the “fair share” consultation
17 May 2023
Letter to Commissioner Breton on the “fair share” consultation
Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

VLOPs or flops: Is Big Tech dodging accountability in the EU?

4 May 2023

The EU asked tech companies to share their user numbers in order to see who qualifies as a Very Large Online Platform (VLOP) under the Digital Services Act (DSA) rules. But the numbers don’t add up.

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VLOPs or flops: Is Big Tech dodging accountability in the EU?
4 May 2023
VLOPs or flops: Is Big Tech dodging accountability in the EU?
Press under Attack – Digital Strategies to Intimidate Journalists in Latin America

Is the EU protecting people from Pegasus spyware?

17 Jan 2023

Spyware like Pegasus threatens human rights and democracy. The EU must act to protect people from the harmful impact of such surveillance tools.

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Is the EU protecting people from Pegasus spyware?
17 Jan 2023
Is the EU protecting people from Pegasus spyware?
U.S. blocklists Sandvine for enabling digital repression in Egypt

Surveillance tech: EU Commission failed to protect human rights in Africa

7 Dec 2022

Access Now supports the European Ombudsman’s findings that the EU failed to ensure the protection of human rights in the transfers of technology with potential surveillance capacity via the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

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Surveillance tech: EU Commission failed to protect human rights in Africa
7 Dec 2022
Surveillance tech: EU Commission failed to protect human rights in Africa
AI Act

Joint statement: The EU AI Act must protect people on the move

6 Dec 2022

The EU AI Act must protect all people from harmful uses of AI systems, regardless of their migration status.

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Joint statement: The EU AI Act must protect people on the move
6 Dec 2022
Joint statement: The EU AI Act must protect people on the move