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January 30, 2013 | Ruth Coustick-Deal

The Coalition's New Year’s resolution list

They are a bit late sending them through, but luckily the Government have passed us their new year’s resolution list to look over.


They are a bit late sending them through, but luckily the Government have passed us their new year’s resolution list to look over, and we thoroughly approve:

1.     Put the Snoopers Charter in the bin. Then do a fundamental review of surveillance law in the digital age.

2.     Proper reform of illiberal speech laws such as "section 127(A)"

3.     Personal information policies, such as the EU Data Protection Regulation, that give people more rights and control over their data.

4.     Protections to make sure pupil, patient and other personal data is never sold by us to private companies.

5.     No mandating "default on" ISP filtering

6.     Inclusive, evidence based copyright policy-making that promotes creators' rights, freedom of expression and privacy

7.     Repeal of the Digital Economy Act

8.     Implementation of reforms to copyright that permit useful activities like format shifting and parody 

9.     The publishing of core reference data - such as postcodes, detailed maps and information from companies house - as open data

10.   We will stop demanding internet companies police the Internet

11.   Increased transparency around injunctions that lead to the blocking of content online

Well, actually that's not their real list. We wrote it. But wouldn't it be lovely if it was true?

Let's hope our ambitious wishlist becomes fact in 2013.

We will be campaigning on these eleven issues and more. If you want to help put make these an achievements list, please join ORG or get involved with our work.

 

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Comments (1)

  1. frankster:
    Jan 31, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    you had me going, you...



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