The Year in Digital Rights 2021
The Digital Freedom Fund counted down to Human Rights Day 2021 with a blog series exploring ten of the year’s biggest digital rights stories. Read the full series below.
In 2021, the Digital COVID Certificate was rolled out across Europe, facilitating cross-border movement and re-entry to many public spaces. The pass has become yet another ubiquitous digital feature of everyday life, but its introduction did
In 2021, the Facebook Oversight Board delivered its first decisions, sparking fresh criticism about the board’s effectiveness in holding Facebook to account. Digital rights activists have long called for better oversight of Facebook and other social
In May 2021, the controversial “immigration exemption” preventing immigrants in the UK from exercising their data protection rights was ruled unlawful. Following a protracted three-year legal battle by Open Rights Group and the3million, the Court of
In October 2021, two unions in the UK announced they were taking legal action against Uber’s racist facial recognition software. In the first case of its kind in Europe, Uber is accused of using a facial