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About European Digital Rights

22 Dec 2010 (All day)

European Digital Rights was founded in June 2002. Currently 28 privacy and civil rights organisations have EDRI membership. They are based or have offices in 18 different countries in Europe.

Members of European Digital Rights have joined forces to defend civil rights in the information society. The need for cooperation among organizations active in Europe is increasing as more regulation regarding the internet, copyright and privacy is originating from European institutions, or from International institutions with strong impact in Europe.

Some examples of regulations and developments that have the attention of European Digital Rights are data retention requirements, spam, telecommunications interception, copyright and fair use restrictions, the cyber-crime treaty, rating, filtering and blocking of internet content and notice-and-takedown procedures of websites.

European Digital Rights takes an active interest in developments regarding these subjects in all 45 member states of the Council of Europe.

Since January 2003, European Digital Rights produces EDRI-gram, a bi-weekly newsletter about digital civil rights in Europe.

European Digital Rights is an international non-profit association (AISBL) under Belgium law granted by decree Nr7/CDLF/14.853/S of 12 February 2003 and registered in Brussels.

EDRI has a bank account at the KBC Bank Auderghem-Centre, ChausseĢe de Wavre 1662, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium

Account Nr.: 733-0215021-02
IBAN: BE32 7330 2150 2102

EDRi is registered in the EU Register of Interest Representatives under the number 16311905144-06. See public profile on the EU Register

Statutory membership is restricted to not-for-profit, non-governmental organisations whose goals include the defence and promotion of civil rights in the field of information- and communication technology. Organisations that wish to join should contact European Digital Rights via board email or one of its members.

The statutes of European Digital Rights are available in English and French.

EDRi Annual reports for 2009 and 2010 are also publicly available on our website.



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