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.
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.
Digital rights win: U.S. to amend internet exemptions for sanctions programs
The U.S. is amending internet communications general licenses to ensure sanctions regimes do not negatively impact people’s ability to access the internet in targeted countries.
How does Parler control information? Access Now calls for transparency
Parler is building a reputation as a safe haven for right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists, with users sharing information on the platform that helped terrorists storm the U.S. Capitol. Access Now is calling for transparency on how its policies affect human rights.
Internet censorship in Tanzania: the price of free expression online keeps getting higher
The government has replaced bad regulations with new ones that enable the same kind of harmful internet censorship in Tanzania. Not only does the new law stifle free expression, it allows the government to profit from ratcheting up online censorship and control.