Tag: European Union
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.
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.
“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.
The Digital Services Act: your guide to the EU’s new content moderation rules
The EU Digital Services Act has finally arrived. We unpack what this law contains and the changes people can expect to see from 2024 onwards.
The EU AI Act: How to (truly) protect people on the move
The EU AI Act is supposed to protect the rights of everyone impacted by AI systems. But it ignores the systems impacting people on the move. Here are three steps policymakers can take to fix that problem.
The EU Digital Services Act won’t work without strong enforcement
It will be the EU’s approach to DSA enforcement that will make or break this new legislation — so let’s look at lessons from the GDPR.
Here’s how to fix the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act
The European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act needs improvements to ensure it protects human rights.
New EU laws could erase its legacy of world-leading data protection
As the European Union finalises new digital-era laws, its legacy of world-leading privacy and data protection is at stake. The European Commission will kick off the introduction of landmark legislative proposals that have implications for the future of the General Data Protection Regulation and the rights this flagship law protects.
How the Digital Services Act could hack Big Tech’s human rights problem
Tech companies are exercising enormous power without taking sufficient responsibility to safeguard our rights, leaving us prey to abuse. The Digital Services Act is a chance for the EU to establish clear responsibilities for private actors and hold them to account, while ensuring our rights are protected.
Can we move beyond the AI hype to defend human rights?
Debunking AI myths may help us avoid blind techno-solutionism, to craft evidence-based public policy that supports AI uptake only when machine-learning systems are actually fit-for-purpose, and center and respect people and their rights.