Source: European Digital Rights (EDRi)

11 links > Ella Jakubowska and Sarah Chander
Building a coalition for Digital Dignity
22 sep. 2021 - In 2020 EDRi started to build the ‘Digital Dignity Coalition’, a group of organisations and activists active at the EU level dedicated to upholding rights in digital spaces and resisting harmful uses of technology. We’ve been organising to understand and resist how technological practices differentiate, target and experiment on communities at the margins - this article sets out what we’ve done so far.
 · artificial-intelligence · black-struggle · dignity · eu · racist-technology > Agathe Balayn and Seda Gürses
If AI is the problem, is debiasing the solution?
21 sep. 2021 - The development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in all areas of public life have raised many concerns about the harmful consequences on society, in particular the impact on marginalised communities. EDRi's latest report "Beyond Debiasing: Regulating AI and its Inequalities", authored by Agathe Balayn and Dr. Seda Gürses,* argues that policymakers must tackle the root causes of the power imbalances caused by the pervasive use of AI systems. In promoting technical ‘debiasing’ as the main solution to AI driven structural inequality, we risk vastly underestimating the scale of the social, economic and political problems AI systems can inflict.
 · algorithmic-bias · equality · eu · human-rights · machine-learning · racist-technology · regulation > Orsolya Reich and Thomas Lohninger
Five reasons to claim victory on the EU Digital COVID Certificate
8 jun. 2021 - On 8 June 2021, the European Parliament votes on the interinstitutional compromise text on the regulation(s) on the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC, also known as the Digital Green Certificate and the European Green Pass). The proposed legislation regulates the “framework for the issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable certificates on vaccination, testing and recovery” with aim of facilitating free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 · covid-19 · eu · privacy · surveillance · vaccine-passports > Sarah Chander
This is the EU’s chance to stop racism in artificial intelligence
16 mar. 2021 - As the European Commission prepares its legislative proposal on artificial intelligence, human rights groups are watching closely for clear rules to limit discriminatory AI. In practice, this means a ban on biometric mass surveillance practices and red lines (legal limits) to stop harmful uses of AI-powered technologies.
 · artificial-intelligence · biometrics · black-struggle · eu · facial-recognition · human-rights · innovation · predictive-policing · racist-technology > Ella Jakubowska
IBM’s facial recognition: the solution cannot be left to companies
17 jul. 2020 - EDRi has addressed IBM in a letter, asking for clarifications. The company's response suggests that IBM’s motivation is driven by public relations and not fundamental rights. On 8 June 2020, IBM’s CEO announced to the US Congress that – on the grounds of “justice and racial equity” – the company would “sunset” its “general purpose” facial recognition technologies.
 · facial-recognition · ibm