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4 Sep 2020

Balancing the right to information with the right to privacy during a pandemic: Access Info discusses lessons learned and next steps at RightsCon

2020-09-04T16:36:38+02:00

Access Info Europe and the Open Data Charter co-hosted a RightsCon panel where they spoke with data and privacy experts on the importance of making data open during the Covid-19 pandemic, while ensuring both the public’s safety and the privacy of the individual.   In order to provide citizens with information on current Covid-19 cases, governments are collecting unprecedented amounts of personal data and making quick decision on innovative uses of that data, often without the data subject’s consent. During the RightsCon panel, Viola Ochola, Office of the Ombudsman in Kenya, addressed this issue and spoke of the dangers of

Balancing the right to information with the right to privacy during a pandemic: Access Info discusses lessons learned and next steps at RightsCon2020-09-04T16:36:38+02:00
31 Aug 2020

Transparencia y política migratoria en manos del Supremo

2020-08-31T11:40:10+02:00

Newtral | 29/08/2020   In Spanish- Varias organizaciones han llevado ante el TS el uso que hizo el Gobierno del Fondo de Contingencia de los PGE para financiar el despliegue de las autoridades marroquíes contra la inmigración irregular. Read more...

Transparencia y política migratoria en manos del Supremo2020-08-31T11:40:10+02:00
31 Aug 2020

European Medicines Agency: Open letter calling for an email address

2020-08-31T10:18:34+02:00

Madrid, 31 August 2020 – An open letter, signed by 28 health organisations, transparency associations, and academics, has called on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to take the simple step of providing an email address so that EU citizens can send access to documents requests directly via email. The letter, coordinated by Access Info Europe and TranspariMED, has been made necessary by the EMA’s refusal to accept information requests by any means other than an online form, in direct violation of both the EU’s access to documents regulation (Regulation 1049/2001) and the EMA’s internal rules, which clearly state that requests

European Medicines Agency: Open letter calling for an email address2020-08-31T10:18:34+02:00
28 Aug 2020

Helen Darbishire, new Chair of the UNCAC Coalition

2020-08-28T12:46:34+02:00

Madrid, 28 August 2020 –Access Info Europe is glad to announce that its director, Helen Darbishire, has been elected as the new Chair of the UNCAC Coalition, the network that coordinates civil society activity in monitoring and promoting the UN Convention against Corruption. Helen Darbishire was elected with 100% of the votes cast by UNCAC Coalition Coordinating Committee (CCC), in an election with ten ballots submitted of 11 eligible voters. She will serve for a one-year term. The UNCAC CCC – the organisation’s board – guides the Coalition’s activities and oversees the work of the Managing Director, Mathias Huter, and

Helen Darbishire, new Chair of the UNCAC Coalition2020-08-28T12:46:34+02:00
12 Aug 2020

Lecciones de la COVID-19 para un gobierno transparente

2020-08-13T12:18:29+02:00

Compromiso Empresarial | 12/08/2020 In Spanish- La pandemia provocada por la COVID-19 continúa alterando la vida de millones de personas y mantiene en alerta a los gobiernos de todo el mundo, debido a los rebrotes y los focos de contagios que siguen activos e impiden aplanar la curva de afectados. Read more...

Lecciones de la COVID-19 para un gobierno transparente2020-08-13T12:18:29+02:00
10 Aug 2020

Radar COVID: Luces y sombras de la app de rastreo de España

2020-08-12T11:07:10+02:00

Newtral | 10/08/2020 In Spanish- En plena ola de contagios, Radar COVID llega para ayudar al rastreo. Desde la SEDIA insiste en que está basada en los estándares tecnológicos más respetuosos con la privacidad, pero aún no podemos comprobarlo: el proceso de su desarrollo ha tenido algunos retrasos y hay cuestiones por aclarar. Read more...

Radar COVID: Luces y sombras de la app de rastreo de España2020-08-12T11:07:10+02:00
5 Aug 2020

Transparency, Governance & Covid-19

2020-08-05T13:29:44+02:00

Date: 04/07/2020 Countries around the world are facing an unprecedented challenge in dealing with the global outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. The measures being put in place, while often timely and necessary, have real and sometimes unanticipated impacts on our democratic practices and processes. Public life grinds to a halt during a lockdown. At the same time political decisions have more far-reaching consequences than ever for citizens. How can we ensure accountability even in times of crisis? German NGO Democracy International hosted the webinar "Transparency, Governance & Covid-19", with Helen Darbishire, Executive Director at Access Info Europe, and Daniel Freund, Member

Transparency, Governance & Covid-192020-08-05T13:29:44+02:00
30 Jul 2020

RightsCon Summit Series

2020-07-30T13:08:13+02:00

Date: 29/07/2020 With the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen how crucial it has been to open and share data to help us navigate this pandemic. Yet, we have also seen some countries rolling back transparency measures, while others disaggregate data to dangerous levels, exposing people to harm. Access Info Europe, together with Open Data Charter, hosted The public, the private, and our rights: lifting information out of lockdown strategy session at RightsCon online, aiming to explore the fault lines in our data ecosystem, as well as highlight good practices that help inform decisions inclusively and accountably. The event had an

RightsCon Summit Series2020-07-30T13:08:13+02:00
21 Jul 2020

Civil Society takes legal challenge to Spain’s Supreme Court over granting of €30 million to Morocco for migration control

2020-08-28T12:47:33+02:00

Madrid/Seville, 20 July 2020 – Human rights organisations Access Info Europe and Andalucía Acoge, with legal support from Gentium and research support from Profundo, today announced the submission of legal arguments to the Spanish Supreme Court in a case challenging the granting of €30 million from Spain’s Contingency Fund to the Moroccan authorities for the control of migration towards Spain. The legal challenge seeks to annul the decision to spend the €30 million, taken by Spain’s Committee of Ministers on 19 July 2019, on the basis that this is an improper use of the Contingency Fund, which is earmarked for

Civil Society takes legal challenge to Spain’s Supreme Court over granting of €30 million to Morocco for migration control2020-08-28T12:47:33+02:00