🇬🇧 Huge successes and major setbacks after the vote on the . We won backing for a right to use services anonymously, but there will be mandatory 📱number registration for adult content creators.

Find out who supported and who opposed your digital rights 🧵⬇

Personal information of millions of EU citizens is hacked and leaked again and again, fuelling cybercrime.

We were now able to secure a majority for a right to use and pay for digital services anonymously in the !

Internet corporations use unreliable against supposedly illegal content - with much collateral damage. The majority won‘t even limit automated censorship to content that is manifestly illegal irrespective of its context.

Timeline algorithms monitor your online activity and will prioritize what provokes your reaction - often pushing extreme posts. We tried to give you control over your timeline - unsuccessfully.


Ever feel like online ads know exactly what you're searching for on the internet?

tracks our every click and opens the door to fraud and political manipulation.

: You can set „do not track“ and still have access!

More and more governments are abusing their powers to spy on citizens. The should ensure that your data can only be accessed by court order! But unfortunately, MEPs don't see it that way…

When Internet Service Providers block access to sites, they often block more than intended, depriving us of access to legal content. But Parliament won’t ensure that illegal content is removed at the source, rather than clumsily blocked by ISPs.

believe that orders to remove allegedly illegal content should be left to independent courts, not government-controlled authorities. Sadly, the European Parliament disagreed.

The will permit cross-border takedown orders for content that was published legally in another country. Now autocrats like Orban & Co will be able to remove content all over the EU...

The EU Parliament today sends a clear message to tech giants: your terms and conditions must respect our fundamental rights such as , and , or else they will be void!

@echo_pbreyer With so many good things in the #DSA it is a pity you voted against it.

@echo_pbreyer @AKDiWa in short: better than nothing, but in many kind, the final DSA shape can be seen as privacy greenwashing

@echo_pbreyer @AKDiWa On #darkpatterns and consent, do you think the approved language is clear enough to outlaw "consent walls" like Google's, which absurdly requires me to accept cookies in order to reject cookies? My browser already sends my preferences (no #cookies, no #JavaScript) so #Google perfectly knows what to serve me: a no-JS, no-cookies interface as they used to provide as fallback. But I can never reach that interface.

#gdpr #EUdataP #DSA #DigitalServicesAct

@nemobis @AKDiWa If the Parliament's language is accepted by Council it should do the trick.

@echo_pbreyer So I saw one of these boosted and thought it looked like good news. But after reading the thread it seems like a massive string of setbacks, with a lip-service vote on one issue to generate media spin.
What use is the ToS vote, if surveillance marketing is allowed to continue?

@echo_pbreyer how would that ever work? Let’s say someone uploads literal CP on a somali server. What are you gonna do to remove it at source instead of blocking it? Wave a finger in their general direction?

An authority able to remove something from the internet no matter the server and domain origin would be much more dangerous than any ISP blocking derpage. Thankfully it’s pretty much impossible.

@Amikke @echo_pbreyer Most sysadmins, server operators, hosters and human beings disapprove of that kind of content and would delete it asap. Also they would most likely terminate those accounts. See here (german source): tagesschau.de/investigativ/pan
The rest are criminals and should be investigated, observed and charged by using old fashioned police work. I am pretty sure that it's also illegal in Somalia.

@HackerJoe @echo_pbreyer oh yeah, investigating and observing criminals on the internet is a very successful endeavor, that’s why The Pirate Bay is happily chugging along after nearly 20 years of service, to much government and lobbyists annoyance.

You overestimate how successful the law enforcement is against people they can’t spy on every day. All it takes is one country that a) doesn’t have the means of enacting international takedowns, b) doesn’t cooperate on international takedowns, c) disagrees with our values or d) simply doesn’t give a fuck, and the whole system becomes completely helpless without an ability to block offending content.

@HackerJoe @echo_pbreyer both are illegal under most civilised countries law. Remember, we’re talking about law here, not common sense. The main problem with declaring law is that it cannot rely on common sense.

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