EDRi – European Digital Rights

Yesterday I mentioned EDRi, and that reminded me to write a note about this organization.

European Digital Rights was founded in June 2002. Currently 25 privacy and civil rights organisations from 16 different countries in Europe have EDRI membership. I am proud that the Bulgarian Internet Society is a member of EDRi. With our support, several years later Macedonia also joined – through Metamorphosis. I am always happy when we do common projects with other countries, esp. when these are Balkan countries. In the time of digital rights, the Balkan countries could set the positive example for the European Union in protecting the rights of the Internet users.

Some examples of regulations and developments that have the attention of European Digital Rights are data retention requirements, spam, telecommunications interception, copyright and fair use restrictions, the cyber-crime treaty, rating, filtering and blocking of Internet content and notice-and-takedown procedures of websites.

European Digital Rights takes an active interest in developments regarding these subjects in all 45 member states of the Council of Europe.

Since January 2003, European Digital Rights produces EDRI-gram, a bi-weekly newsletter about digital civil rights in Europe.

European Digital Rights is an international non-profit association (AISBL) under Belgium law granted by decree Nr7/CDLF/14.853/S of 12 February 2003 and registered in Brussels.

For more information – see the web site.

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