|Digital Rights comment, lecture, campaign and network with other groups concerned with human rights in the digital era. Topics include anti-terror legislation, data retention and exchange, camera surveillance, search engines, filters and content rating
The following links describe a number of Digital Rights activities since the foundation in 2000:
- Book launch
Boardmember Rikke Frank Jørgensen launches new book: Human Rights in the global information society.
In November 2005 a government committee put forward 49 new proposals to combat terror. The proposals will drastically increase the surveillance of Danish citizens while the effect on terror might be limited.
- Data retention
New legislation to combat terror proposed by the Danish government will increase law enforcement surveillance capabilities. Similar initiatives are discussed in a number of European countries, in EU and in the US.
- Transfer of Passenger Data
5 May 2003, European Digital Rights has started a campaign against the illegal transfer of European air travellers' data to the United States. The campaign is started at a time when both the European Commission and Parliament are starting new talks with the US about the issue.
The EU-commission has put forward a proposal for a directive on privacy in electronic communications. The directive will be an important factor for the protection of electronic privacy in Europe but is now challenged by the EU police cooperation working party.
The Ministry of Research and Information Technology has set up a committee to clarify the rights of the citizens in the information society. The first report from the committee has now been released. Digital Rights has a number of comments and suggestions.
The Council of Europe is preparing a new international convention on Cyber-Crime. Digital Rights and a number of other civil liberties groups fear the convention will threaten fundamental rights, such as the right to privacy and the right to a fair trail.
In March 2001 the Danish Minister of Justice proposed a new law (L194) that drastically will increase police surveillance capabilities by giving access to list of all mobile phones used near a crime scene. Digital Rights oppose the proposal that will allow for surveillance of thousands of innocent citizens.
- ISP censorship
June 8th 2000 the Danish ISP, Get2Net, announced that they have started to remove "filthy" content from websites hosted on their server. Read how the case evolved.
In December 2000 the Danish Parliament considered a proposal to mandate the use of filtering technology on all public available computes. Digital Rights opposed the proposal in fear of the consequences for freedom of expression and access to information for the citizens.