Regulators just fined Instagram a record €405 million for publishing children’s phone numbers on the internet without permission.
Yet if the EU’s data protection watchdogs don’t urgently get proper funding, they won’t be able to keep holding these Big Tech monopolies to account.
The EU’s 2023 budget is being negotiated right now. Let’s make sure EU lawmakers know that there is massive public support for funding the data protectors who stop Big Tech from stealing and misusing our personal information.
Sign the petition to urgently fund the EU’s data protection watchdogs, and we’ll deliver it to the EU lawmakers who can make the call.
Social media giants like Meta and Google use shady and illegal methods to track and target millions of people across the internet every day. These arrogant companies think they can use their massive resources to run rings around regulators, who have way less money and staff.
With inflation on the rise, EU leaders are looking for savings wherever they can be made. That makes sense. But under-staffing data protection regulators will save the industry’s biggest offenders – and leave us all exposed to their machinations.
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor have already sounded the alarm with an open letter to EU lawmakers calling for more cash. Let's make sure EU leaders know that there is massive public backing for this demand.
Sign the petition in support of the EDPB’s funding request.
SumOfUs campaigns around the world for stronger laws to hold Big Tech accountable. Not only did we see off efforts to water down the EU’s proposed Digital Services Act, last year, but we made it STRONGER – winning key late-stage amendments that tackle Big Tech’s toxic business model at its root. So we know together we can win big. But we also know that laws only defend our rights if they’re enforced – and that’s why we’ve got to help the EU’s data protection watchdogs do their job!