December 14, 2012 | Jim Killock

ORG victory on parental controls

Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group welcomed the Department for Education response to their consultation on parental controls.
 
The response says that default filters and pre-filled forms encouraging filtering will not be pursued. Instead, parents will be asked to install filters and be given help to choose age appropriate settings.
 
"The government listened to the thousands of people who sent in responses. The public and parents are overwhelmingly against default filters and default choices. People do believe parents need help, though. 
 
"Default filtering would disrupt harmless websites and fail parents, so we are extremely glad the government has rejected it."
 
 
 
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