🧵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

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@Kjaerulv Måske burde den lange liste af mediechefer spørge sig selv, om det virkelig er en god idé at gøre sig afhængig af Big Tech på den måde? De lugter selvfølgelig penge fra link-skatten og reach fra de fede Big Tech algoritmer. Men værdiskabelsen på Big Tech platforme kommer fra at sælge brugernes opmærksomhed til højestbydende reklamekøber. Om indholdet er nyhedsartikler eller noget andet er ligegyldigt. Det handler alene om forudsigelse af brugernes adfærd til efterfølgende udnyttelse.

RT @StatewatchEU@twitter.com

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 curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/do

@gryhasselbalch Welcome, and great choice for your Mastodon instance :)

Two suggestions for a smooth transition from the birdsite
1) Add your Mastodon handle to your display name (or bio) on Twitter (to help others use Debirdify, see #2)
2) Run Debirdify to find the Twitter accounts you follow on Mastodon debirdify.pruvisto.org/

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: statewatch.org/eu-agencies-and nitter.net/StatewatchEU/status

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: edri.org/our-work/edri-gram-16

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 edri.org/our-work/advocate-gen

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 ⬇️

@why0hy @EU_Commission Let me guess.. resistance from banks that can charge extra fees for instant bank transfers?

@nimi @anneroth You can do it in the Mastodon web interface, where the toot language option is next to the Content Warning. Mastodon apps may be different.

@anneroth Twitter auto-detects the language of the post (DE vs EN should be easy), and even lets its algorithm set users' language preferences (deeply hidden among the content settings, IIRC). So there is slightly more manual work, or user control if you prefer, here.

@anneroth One account for both languages, especially if you set the language for each post (DE or EN). Then people can filter in their home timeline according to their language preferences.

#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.

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