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EU Voice & EU Video

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New social media platforms from the European Data Protection Supervisor: EU Voice & EU Video

EU voice & Eu video

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) launched the public test phase of two social media platforms: EU Voice and EU Video. 


The two platforms are a privacy-oriented environment based on Mastodon and PeerTube software. The EDPS hopes to contribute to the strategy to advance Europe’s independence in the digital world.

People participating in the pilot phase of these platforms will be able to interact with the public by:

EU Voice

  • sharing short texts;
  • images; and
  • videos.


EU Video

  • sharing;
  • uploading;
  • commenting on videos; and
  • podcasts.


By beginning the pilot phase of EU Voice and EU Video, the EDPS hopes to contribute to the European Union’s data and digital sovereignty policy, which aims to strengthen Europe’s independence in the digital world.

“Our goal is to offer alternative social media platforms that put people and their rights to privacy and data protection first”said Wojciech Wiewiórowski of the European Data Protection Supervisor.


Using EU voice and EU video will mean that users personal data is not sent to servers located outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. Furthermore, the two new platforms will not have adverts nor profiles of those who can utilize the platforms.

What does this mean?

No user profiling will mean no user targeted ads.

“These measures, among others, give individuals choice and control over how their personal data is used” said Wiewiórowski.


Even without the two points mentioned above, profiling and targeted ads, the new social media platforms will be launched free of charge.


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