Europe has finally spoken up to stop Big Tech from using surveillance advertising.
The new European law on digital services should create a safe, predictable and trusted online environment, unless European policymakers fail to protect free speech and people’s privacy thanks to Big Tech’s lobbying efforts. Send a letter to MEPs.
The vote on the DSA, a landmark legislation to regulate Big Tech companies, paves the way to a more human-centered digital ecosystem. But landmines remain.
The crucial vote on the Digital Services Act is scheduled for 13-14 December in the European Parliament. We want EU decision-makers to put the rights of internet users first by protecting free speech and rejecting internet censorship.
Liberties and partners investigated contact tracing apps in 9 EU countries. We found that these apps likely had negligible impact, if any, on the spread of the pandemic, while governments unfairly blame privacy-friendly design to distract from inefficacy.
It’s been three years since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, and yet the daily theft and abuse of internet users’ personal information continues. Will the EU finally take action against abusive online targeted advertising?
To safeguard free and fair elections, Liberties advocates for limiting online political targeting methods to the minimum in a new policy paper sent to European policymakers.
COVID-19 tracing apps in Europe did not become mass surveillance tools. Nevertheless, governments gave too much power to Big Tech and too little agency to citizens.
What can we learn from Germany’s rush to create two coronavirus tracing apps? Quite a lot – but maybe not what you’d guess.
Saving face was more important to German policymakers than protecting personal data or ensuring transparency in the fight against the pandemic, as shown by a new study that investigated the mismanagement of rival local contact tracing apps.