The European Parliament adopted its position on the draft European Media Freedom Act. Ahead of the trilogues, Liberties reflects on the positive developments in the draft text, as well as some rejected amendments concerning media privilege and spyware.
The Commission is accused of using prohibited ads and giving select AI industry stakeholders special access to the legislative process.
Privacy is essential for democracy to function properly because it creates the space for citizens to debate social issues without censoring themselves. But protecting our right to privacy has become more challenging as technology pushes our lives online.
With surveillance technology becoming more sophisticated, many of us live with an unsettling truth: maintaining our private life is becoming harder and harder. Even if the intention is to keep us safe, public surveillance is harmful to society.
In this month’s edition of Democracy Drinks Berlin, Liberties, joined by GFF's free speech expert Felix Reda, re-imagined a brighter future for social media platforms. Read on to learn why he thinks a community-led approach is the way forward.
What is a white hat hacker, and what’s the difference between them and other hackers? Here’s why internet hacking isn’t always bad or illegal.
The use of facial recognition technology is expanding rapidly. One of the fastest growing surveillance technologies, it is present in our everyday lives - often without us realising. But the danger it poses to our privacy is finally being taken seriously.
The Commission’s proposal to fight online child sexual abuse is well intentioned, but badly executed. It would threaten encryption and harm our fundamental rights, including children's. Even without authoritarianism on the rise, this would be dangerous.
Algorithmic decision-making (ADM) is swiftly changing our societies. But does it hold up its promise of objectivity, or in the end do more harm than good?
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.
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