How can we apply #HumanRights due diligence to #ContentModeration? Next Thursday (29 July, 17:30 CET) I will be disussing the challenges & opportunities put forward by the #DSA in an online event organized by &

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🇬🇧 The EU is working to limit the power of corporations like Google and Facebook with the #DigitalServicesAct. We #Pirates want users to be free to choose which content is proposed and which platforms they use.

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Advies Piratenpartij aan informateur: Versterk de economie door monopolies te bestrijden.

De stikstofcrisis, de macht van grote tech-bedrijven, en onzekere banen, zijn in de kern allemaal gevolgen van teveel marktmacht van grote bedrijven. #antitrust #monopoly #BigTech

🇬🇧 Spy software #Pegasus: In the age of the digital revolution, commercial manufacturers bear a responsibility and should be liable for damages if security bugs are their fault.

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De advocaat-generaal van het Europese Hof van Justitie waarschuwt uitdrukkelijk tegen ‘overblokkering’, door algoritmes die alles waar zij inbreuk op auteursrechten in herkennen meteen verwijderen of blokkeren.
#UploadFilter #Auteursrecht #UploadFilters #Copyright

🇬🇧 After the #GDPR and the #ePrivacy Regulation, the #DigitalServicesAct #DSA is the next major EU project to shape the digital revolution.

We #Pirates advocate i.e.
➡️ a right to #anonymity online
➡️ phase out #microtargeting
➡️ no pervasive recording of online activities

🇬🇧 With the Opinion published today, the Advocate General of the disappoints the hopes of millions of internet users who demonstrated against error-prone #uploadfilters in 2019.

But it‘s not the last word:

#article17 #SaveYourInternet

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🇬🇧 Yesterday’s LIBE Committee Opinion on the #DigitalServicesAct #DSA gives me a great mandate for the negotiations to defend our fundamental rights online.

But what exactly do the European #Pirates expect from #BigTech? And what do you expect?

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🇬🇧 Today, the Home Affairs Committee will vote on my far-reaching draft report on the #DigitalServicesAct #DSA. But why do we need such a law at all and what do we want to achieve?

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Remote voting transparency is here! This week, Committee votes take place according to new rules for the first time. All remote votes by Members of the European Parliament are now taken by roll call. I'm glad to see the outcome of this initiative of mine!

"Let me remind that human rights are universal. We must defend them equally, not cherry-pick which ones we defend and which ones we don't."

Freedom of speech has been violated by the Hungarian government. I ask the Commission to act.

According to analysis of Czech Elves group, Czech #Pirate Party followed by European Union become main target of fake news servers during the ongoing election campaign for Czech parliament.

The #COVID19 pandemic has demonstrated the power of collaborative innovation. Sharing research data and findings is beneficial to research and innovation. However, it has also revealed the downsides of so-called Intellectual Property Rights. More in my speech in the IMCO committee.

Europe makes the case to ban biometric surveillance. I spoke to for about my transparency lawsuit against the unethical video lie detector #iBorderCtrl and why I support a ban of #biometric #masssurveillance within the EU:


Pirate Party MEP Marcel Kolaja ( gained support for automatic roll-call votes held remotely in Committees.

The Conference of Committee Chairs agreed on a change in the remote voting guidelines, making the process more transparent.

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Toothpicks are made of dried birch wood when you break the toothpicks, you stretch and compress the wood fibers inside them. When you put drops of water in the middle of the closed star formation, the dry wood fibers in each broken toothpick absorb some of it. This causes the fibers to swell and then expand As the wood absorbs the water, each individual toothpick tries to straighten itself as the soaked fibers expand. This straightening action causes the toothpick ends to push against each other

Gisteren heeft het Europees Parlement de verordening over #chatcontrol aangenomen: een trieste dag voor iedereen die vertrouwt op vrije en vertrouwelijke communicatie en advies, waaronder slachtoffers van misbruik en journalistieke bronnen. #surveillance

Zo hebben de fracties in het Parlement gestemd:

Hungary’s request for grants under the EU's recovery fund won't be endorsed by the EU! European officials told that the Hungarian plan fails to satisfy two of the assessment criteria related to anti-corruption measures.

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