Home Office concedes to meeting

The Home Office, after several weeks of requests from ORG and others, has agreed to a meeting of civil society representatives next week concerning their review of enforcement of RIPA’s interception laws.

This is a small but important victory for ORG: it is vital that civil society is not “locked out” of discussions like this, allowing industrial voices to determine the agenda alone. We fought for several years alongside groups like No2DPI to get these laws changed, during the “Phorm” case, including sending many complaints to the EU Commission. It would be entirely wrong that we should now be shut out of the process.

If you have views on the review of UK Interception law and would like us to raise any points with the Home Office officials, please let us know. If you represent a group that is concerned with privacy laws and would like to attend the meeting, please get in touch.