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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
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
European Media Freedom Act

Open letter to the European Data Protection Board: Oppose “Pay or Consent models”  

7 Mar 2024

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) must confirm the incompatibility of “Pay or Consent” models with fundamental rights.

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Open letter to the European Data Protection Board: Oppose “Pay or Consent models”  
7 Mar 2024
Open letter to the European Data Protection Board: Oppose “Pay or Consent models”  
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 
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 
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Open letter: European Parliament must stand strong on AI Act fundamental rights protections 

22 Oct 2023

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.

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Open letter: European Parliament must stand strong on AI Act fundamental rights protections 
22 Oct 2023
Open letter: European Parliament must stand strong on AI Act fundamental rights protections 
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