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Resources for CSOs

Interesting readings on the topic:

  • Remote Biometric Identification and its impact on freedom of assembly (led by EDRi and Access Now), analysis here
  • Rights and redress mechanisms for people affected by AI (ECNL and EDRi lead), analysis here
  • Standards and standardisation processes, and the inclusion of civil society in this, analysis here  
  • Governance and civil society inclusion – nobody is really leading on this, it’s an area that would need more work. I don’t really have reading to suggest besides some Euractive articles mentioning this (here, here2, whatever leading MEP Tudorache says is about this)
  • Privacy Camp 25th January: it is an annual conference organised by EDRi, which brings together digital rights advocates, activists as well as academics and policy-makers from all around Europe and beyond to discuss the most pressing issues facing human rights online. This year’s topic is Critical.Digital.Crisis. I think it will be a good opportunity for your colleague to start getting acquainted with the topics and get to know some of the civil society working on the topic. Registration here by 18th January.  – PASSED
  • RightsCon, 5-8 June. Organised by Access Now, RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age. It will take place in Costa Rica but some events will take place remotely. 


In April 2021, the Commission presented its AI package, including its proposal for a regulation laying down harmonised rules on AI (AI Act) and relevant Impact assessment.


The French Presidency of the Council of EU presented a compromise document on the AI Act.



The ENVI Committee presented its opinion report in April 2022, followed in July 2022 by the ITRE and TRAN committees.

A news article by the EU Parliament explaining the AI Act.

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Packed with loopholes: Why the AI Act fails to protect civic space and the rule of law

by , , | Apr 4, 2024 | Artificial Intelligence | 0 Comments

In a new analysis, ECF, Liberties and the European Center for Not-for-profit Law assess the AI Act from a civic space and rule of perspective.   The unaccountable...

After the trilogues, the EU AI Act falls short of needed guarantees to people

by | Dec 14, 2023 | Artificial Intelligence,Statement | 0 Comments

On 8 December, the EU institutions reached a political agreement on the EU Artificial Intelligence Act in a trilogue negotiation between the European Parliament, the...

Open letter to EU AI Act negotiators: Do not trade away our rights!

by | Dec 8, 2023 | Advocacy,Artificial Intelligence | 0 Comments

Friday 8 December 2023, Brussels As the supposedly final negotiation on the EU’s landmark Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act drags on, the undersigned civil society...

Joint Letter: End the expansion of the EU’s EURODAC database

by | Dec 4, 2023 | Advocacy,Artificial Intelligence | 0 Comments

More than 100 civil society organisations have signed an open letter, urging the the EU to stop the expansion of EURODAC. Civil society calls for an end to the...

LdH – France must explain why it wants to weaken the supervision of the use of Artificial Intelligence

by | Oct 30, 2023 | Artificial Intelligence,Members' Corner | 0 Comments

On 24 October, the discussion on the content of the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) enters what is known as a “trialogue”, when the Commission, Parliament and Council seek a consensus between the three pillars of the European institutions in order to adopt a text.

JOINT LETTER: The AI Act must protect the Rule of Law

by | Sep 28, 2023 | Artificial Intelligence | 0 Comments

Liberties, ECF, ECNL and 60+ other CSOs call on EU lawmakers to pass an AI Act with robust safeguards for fundamental rights and the rule of law.

JOINT LETTER: EU policymakers: regulate police technology!

by | Sep 18, 2023 | Advocacy,Artificial Intelligence | 0 Comments

Civil society calls on the EU to draw limits on surveillance technology
in the Artificial Intelligence Act.

JOINT STATEMENT – EU Trilogues: The AI Act must protect people’s rights

by | Jul 12, 2023 | Artificial Intelligence | 0 Comments

This statement was originally published by EDRi on 12/07/2023 A civil society statement on fundamental rights in the EU Artificial Intelligence Act As European Union...

A missed opportunity: European Parliament upholds facial recognition ban, but fails to properly protect people’s rights in AI Act vote.

by | Jun 14, 2023 | Artificial Intelligence,Statement | 0 Comments

In today’s AI Act vote, MEPs failed to protect society at large, not to mention vulnerable groups like migrants and refugees, and voted against measures to introduce proper complaints and representation systems for human rights violations.