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ORG policy update 2017 Week 12

This is ORG's Policy Update for the week beginning 20/03/2017. If you are reading this online, you can also subscribe to the email version or unsubscribe.


MEPs start push back on online copyright censorship

A report for a committee of the European Parliament has pushed back against proposed legislation that would force the filtering of user-uploaded online content and restrict the use of press content online.


ORG Leeds: 14 years in prison for doing journalism?! An in-depth look at the Espionage Act

Join us on Wednesday 12th April to find out from Jim Killock, Executive Director of ORG, what the new law means for journalists and whistleblowers and what you can do to stop the Law Commission's proposals.

Press Release

Home Office tender suggests Government has accepted CJEU ruling on independent authorisation for retained data

The Home Office appears to have acknowledged that it will have to make changes to its surveillance capabilities by posting a tender on the UK Government Digital Marketplace, which calls on businesses to help develop a new “independent communications data authorising body”.