After almost two years of intense development, we’re close to the release of “DearMEP”. Time for a little preview: DearMEP is a free software tool empowering citizens to let their elected politicians know what they care about. Because everyone deserves to be heard.

On 29 February 2024, the EU Parliament adopted the eIDAS Regulation, which creates the framework for a "European Digital Identity Wallet". This digital wallet will enable citizens to identify themselves in a legally binding manner - both online and offline. By August 2026, every member state must…

Recent developments have raised serious questions about the impartiality and commitment to the interests of European citizens of European Commissioner Thierry Breton. Therefore, we expressed our deep concerns regarding his potential industry capture in a recent open letter to all Members of the…

This was 2023 from a digital rights perspective: We look back on an eventful year.

The repetition of the trial in which the head of the Federal Criminal Police Office, Andreas Holzer, brought private charges against the well-known cabaret artist Florian Scheuba for defamation in a satirical column will start tomorrow. epicenter.works, Amnesty International Austria and the Vienna…

This letter on the European Health Data Space and the ELGA opt-out (Elektronische Gesundheitsakte – electronic health record) was sent to: Austrian Chancellor Nehammer, Vice-Chancellor Kogler, Minister of health Rauch, State Secretary for Digitization Tursky, the Austrian parliamentary party whip,…

The year is drawing to a close - and one of the topics that was and still is high on our agenda is the planned United Nations Cybercrime Convention.

What are potential risks and benefits of a digital euro and the right to cash? Our first analysis of the European Commission’s proposals.

The good, the bad and the ugly about the final result of the big EU digital identity reform.

Transparency is key for a healthy democracy. This holds true for all democratic institutions, national and international (including the European Commission). Unfortunately, according to a recent analysis by Civil Society Europe the Austrian Permanent Representations of Member States to the European…

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