The Internet has become the central place for democratic negotiation processes, where we have to fight for our freedoms and rights more than ever before. Society has a right to have a say on the rules in this great market place. We need more participation, more interference and more knowledge for all to put our democracy on a broader basis.
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Political advertising in the EU: fit for the digital age
The EU has agreed on new rules for political advertising to better protect elections across Europe. They include clear transparency obligations and restrictions to so-called “targeting” techniques. In the night of 7 November 2023, the EU co-legislators reached a provisional agreement. The Regulation was needed to ensure that advertising technologies cannot be used to spread disinformation […]
My Parliamentary Questions to the EU Commission on lobbying and microtargeting practices around the Regulation to combat child abuse material
On 11 May 2022, the European Commission adopted a proposal for rules to prevent and combat child abuse. The vote in the lead Committee of the EU Parliament (LIBE) on the compromises is scheduled to take place on 26 October, the vote in Council has been postponed following a blocking minority in September. Following recent […]
Everything you need to know about the new rules for political advertising
The regulatory gap we are facing in political advertising threatens the integrity of elections through voter manipulation, non-transparent campaigns and the spread of disinformation.
The DSA deal: A gamechanger for our lives, society and the internet
The Digital Services Act will become the new digital constitution for Europe.
Disproportionate surveillance in the refugee camps – My Open Letter to the EU Commission
The inhumane conditions in the camps for refugees on the Greek islands have horrified us all, but so have the methods used to monitor the inhabitants. In the camps, the surveillance system CENTAUR is deployed, which monitors the residents around the clock with cameras, drones, X-ray scanners, electronic exit controls and loudspeakers. It is financed […]
My assessment of the Council’s position on the DSA
We urgently need strict rules concerning the transparency of large platforms in Europe.