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Sign the Petition: Your Data is Your Business. Tell Google and IAB to Mind Theirs.

Sign the petition & protect your privacy.
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Clearview AI - The Privacy-Breaching App That Gives Us the Creeps

If you are the sort of person who just cannot help but click on everything that gives you the creeps, like I am, you are likely to have already read a handful of articles on Clearview AI.

In Focus

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Experts Report on Gender-Based Violence in Italy

Last January GREVIO published its first report on Italy's implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, known as the “Istanbul Convention”.
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About Those Self-Driving Cars - Can They Make the Right Decisions?

As you may have already realized, there are numerous discussions taking place about the ethics of artificial intelligence - in governmental forums, in the industry, in academia and in the media.
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Orbán's Media Empire Unlawfully Given Green Light

An unlawful decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority allowed for the creation of Fidesz's media empire, stated the court.
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ECtHR: Lithuania Discriminated Against Men Based on Their Sexual Orientation

Last month the ECtHR delivered its judgment in Pijus Beizaras and Mangirdas Levickas v. Lithuania. By refusing to investigate hate speech on social media, Lithuanian authorities discriminated against two men based on their sexual orientation.

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Rights Protection by the EU

206 articles

Spain Continued to Fail in Human Rights Protection in 2019

Rights International Spain has released its annual report on human rights, with the reports and resolutions by international bodies about the human rights and civil liberties situation in the country.

LDH Report Looks at How to Improve Links Between Prisoners and their Loved Ones

As most people were spending Christmas and New Year’s with their families, people in prison were not so lucky. Incarceration impacts not just prisoners but their loved ones as well.
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Freedoms of NGOs

86 articles

Year in Review: HRMI Makes Strides to Combat Discrimination, Violence Against Women

In 2019, HRMI focused on the protection of fundamental human rights in Lithuania, the prevention of domestic violence, victims' rights, prohibition of discrimination at work, and mental health.

Hungarian Anti-Civil Society Law Takes a Blow in Luxembourg

The Hungarian act requiring a part of civil society organizations to register as "foreign funded organizations" violates EU law, said the Advocate General competent in the matter at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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HFHR Submits Brief to Protect Rule of Law in Judicial Appointments

Legal violations affecting the judicial appointment process, especially those appearing in circumstances suggesting the partisan complicity of the executive and legislature, pose a clear and present threat to human rights and the Poland’s legal system.

Freedom of Expression

120 articles

​More Transparency Needed During Copyright Debate

The European Commission should be fully transparent as it creates guidelines for implementing the new Copyright Directive, which should include safeguards for fundamental rights.

Liberties Contribution to the 4th Copyright Stakeholder Meeting

​The European Commission organized Stakeholder dialogues to discuss best practices for cooperation between online platforms and copyright holders. Liberties was invited to present on the human rights angle.
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Good News for Privacy: Mass Processing of Passenger Data Case goes to CJEU

A German district court has referred the European Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). This is a major step towards ending the mass processing of passenger data.

Privacy and Surveillance

75 articles

ECtHR Demands Explanation on Uncontrolled Polish Intelligence Practices

The European Court of Human Rights has demanded that the Polish Government explain why its intelligence agencies conduct uncontrolled surveillance of its citizens.

Open Letter: Privacy Cannot Be a Luxury

​On the 8th January, over 50 organisations from every corner of the globe asked Google to stop manufacturers and vendors using android phones to exploit people who can’t afford the latest iPhone. Liberties was one of those organisations.
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Sea-Watch Captain’s Arrest Unlawful, Supreme Court Rules

Italy’s highest court confirmed last Friday that the arrest of Carola Rackete in June was unlawful. To avoid similar mistakes happening in the future we need to reform the outdated Facilitation Directive.

Asylum and Migration

137 articles

Call for Croatia to Be Kept out of Schengen Until it Improves Asylum Practices

Croatia has received the green light from the European Commission to enter the border-free Schengen Area, but nine organisations and initiatives working with the victims of border violence have made their objections clear.

Bodies Under Suspicion: the Human Cost of Racial Profiling

A recent report based on personal experiences, denounces how racial profiling is a common police practice in Spain and proposes measures to tackle it.
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Croatia "Cruel and Violent" in Handling Migration

Human rights violations of migrants are occurring daily across Croatia. Now organisations are calling for an end to these illegal practices.