“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.
Lo mejor y lo peor para 2022: Leyes de protección de datos a nivel global
The EU should regulate AI on the basis of rights, not risks
Artificial intelligence and automated decision-making systems threaten our fundamental rights. Yet the EU is considering an approach to AI regulation that would substitute rights-based protections for a mere risk mitigation exercise by corporations with a vested interest in these systems. Here’s why that’s a grave mistake.
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.
COVID-19 & the right to protest: pressing issues at the 44th Human Rights Council
As the 44th session of the Human Rights Council kicks off amid a pandemic and mass protests, we’re closely monitoring action on the issues impacting digital rights globally.
Ensuring Pakistan passes a privacy-protecting, user-centric data protection bill
Access Now’s analysis of a draft data protection bill in Pakistan explains how it can be improved to better achieve its stated purpose.
India’s proposed data protection bill: further work is needed to ensure true privacy for the next billion users
A rights-respecting regime would empower the citizens to assert their rights, along with creating contours of agreeable actions by data fiduciaries. We hope this bill will be amended to unlock that potential.
European Parliament shows (again) its stance on Artificial Intelligence
The ongoing work on this topic signals both an awareness of the issues to be addressed and a commitment to address them. We hope to see regulatory initiatives turn “Trustworthy AI” into more than a slogan.
#DataProtectionDay in the MENA region: is there cause to celebrate?
Some countries are advancing data protection laws and policies, but not every initiative passes muster for protecting privacy. Here’s the status of key initiatives and the top five reasons why strong data protection is imperative in MENA and around the world.