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Hi all, I am Jesper Lund, chairman of the Danish EDRi member IT-Pol I hope to gradually replace my Twitter presence ( with the fediverse!

I will toot about EU policy areas that I work on with EDRi (, , , , , , and , aka the CSA Regulation), as well as comments on digital rights issues in general.

🧵1/ @je5perl, from @edri member IT-Pol 🇩🇰, his message on the debate to @vonderleyen & @EP_President

➡️ Regulatory intervention must be evidence-based
➡️ Making telcos dependent on Big Tech creates the wrong incentives



Have you read our new report on Europol?

The agency has substantial new powers, but protections have been lowered or removed.

Here are some of our findings: 👇

It works like this in DK: As soon as you mention critical issues like these you are black listed for being difficult. Always been like this also when privacy was unpopular. No problem for me with a life and career outside. But I can imagine it makes a difference for other people

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💥 In line with @EDPS pleadings (we were invited by the to intervene), provisions of mandating public access to beneficial ownership info are invalid

In June 2022, new rules governing Europol came into force massively expanding the tasks and powers of the EU’s policing agency, while reducing protections for individuals.

Find out more in @StatewatchEU's report and map:

The latest is out! Check the hottest news:

🇦🇹Austria takes a clear stance against CSAR
🇸🇪 Court confirms that Swedish data protection authority must investigate complaints
🚔New Europol rules massively expand police powers
& more:

Moreover, the AG does not believe that prior authorisation by a court or independent administrative authority is necessary. This is also a significant departure from the existing case law. Arguably, the proposed "only means of investigation" criterion makes independent review every more critical.

TL;DR The case is not just about the French HADOPI law. A lot is at stake for in the forthcoming judgment! 5/5

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Unfortunately, the AG then proposes to substantially water down the existing case law on retained source IP addresses from the October 2020 La Quadrature du Net judgment.

In order to be able to investigate every possible offence committed online, the AG proposes to allow general and indiscriminate retention of source IP addresses for all cases where access to this data is the "only means of investigation".

This is much weaker than the current serious crime requirement for such retention. 4/5

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The AG Opinion is clear on this point: since processing of retained IP addresses is required to disclose the identity of the user, the disclosure involves access to retained traffic data. Under the existing CJEU case law, this would limit access to serious crime. The French HADOPI law, being about minor copyright infringement, does not meet this threshold.

This is the GOOD part (useful clarification) of the AG Opinion. 3/5

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The first issue is whether access to the identity of the user of a dynamic IP address is disclosure of civil identity data or access to traffic data? Due to its serious nature, traffic data can only be retained for combatting serious crime, and access must be for a purpose which is compatible with retention.

Most EU Member States' laws do not limit access to retained IP addresses to cases of serious crime. 2/5

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Together with @chlobemy I have written an article for EDRi-gram about the Advocate General Opinion of 27 October in the case C-470/21 La Quadrature du Net and others

The final judgment in the case can either be a useful clarification or, if the CJEU follows the non-binding AG Opinion, significantly water down the data protection safeguards in the existing case law.

Some highlights. 1/5

Last Thursday I attended an event for the policy bubble; and ended up in an interesting conversation about the , and the use of to solve societal problems.

Decided it's time for a thread to debunk the key myths around the use of AI ⬇️

#introduction: I'm Rasmus Malver, a nerdy, gay, neurodiverse human rights lawyer and activist. I cover society and politics from a human rights angle, in an attempt to make complex issues understandable.

Tonight at 20:00 I’m interviewed by @MEPassistent on #Twitch!

We'll talk about her priorities in the European Parliament and the state of the European Union, so join us to ask me your questions!

♻️ &❤️!




The Call for Papers for #CPDP2023 is out now and open to all researchers who wish to present a paper at the next conference:


will take place on 26 January 2023 in hybrid format, meaning in part in BXL for real too! 🥳 do you have a great idea for a session on ? please share by 17 November 2022 an @edri / LSTS / PrivacySalon / IEE collab

Some madness: A Danish opinion polling company (Megafon) has sent warning letters and even claims for compensation to researchers, news media and bloggers to stop them from using its published election polls for "infringing" use such as calculating weighted averages with other polls. The claim is based on the legal protection in the EU Database Directive 96/9/EC. (in Danish)

ANZ bank backs the Australian govt plan to roll out a national identity system arguing the amount of personal data large companies are required to collect poses serious dangers to Australia’s overall cybersecurity<that's not a justification for NIDs

This is the beginning of my long-overdue migration from the bird site (yes, that was an avian pun).

I work on digital human rights at @edri and I'm here for all things digital rights / EU policy. I have a particular interest in biometrics / , the EU's CSA Regulation () and the (largely unloved) Prüm framework.

Hi all, I am Jesper Lund, chairman of the Danish EDRi member IT-Pol I hope to gradually replace my Twitter presence ( with the fediverse!

I will toot about EU policy areas that I work on with EDRi (, , , , , , and , aka the CSA Regulation), as well as comments on digital rights issues in general.

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