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.
Joint statement: EU legislators must close dangerous loophole in AI Act
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.
VLOPs or flops: Is Big Tech dodging accountability in the EU?
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.
How to get rid of targeted ads on TikTok (only in the EU)
If you are in the EU, here are the simple three steps to opt out from TikTok’s targeted ads.
Is the EU protecting people from Pegasus spyware?
Spyware like Pegasus threatens human rights and democracy. The EU must act to protect people from the harmful impact of such surveillance tools.
Surveillance tech: EU Commission failed to protect human rights in Africa
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.
EU AI Act must protect all people, regardless of migration status
Access Now and partners call on the EU to ensure the AI Act protects all people, regardless of their migration status.
FAQ: how the EU plans to protect media freedom
Freedom of the press is under threat. In this FAQ, we analyse the EU’s latest proposal for a European Media Freedom Act, which aims to safeguard media freedom, independence and plurality.
EU must keep people in and leaving Ukraine as safe, secure, connected as possible
Through an open letter, Access Now is calling on the EU to protect people in Ukraine, and those escaping the war to EU countries.
“Save the GDPR”: our message to the European Commission
The GDPR is at risk of failing due to slow and unequal enforcement. Access Now presents recommendations to the EU Commission to save the GDPR.