Campaigns

General Election 2017
Read ORG's briefing on the 2017 General Election, download our election poster, and get tips on how to talk to local candidates about the issues.
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Digital Economy Act
The Act compels pornography websites to verify the age of their users, makes it easier for government departments to share data with one another without sufficient safeguards, and increases the maximum prison sentence for online copyright infringement to ten years.
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Don't let Trump get his hands on our data
Trump has threatened to use torture, ban Muslims from entering the US, and expand use of the death penalty. He plans to ban most refugees and suspend visas for people coming from majority-Muslim countries. Can the UK really continue listening in on our lives and putting the data in Trump’s hands to use as he likes?
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Surveillance
Parliament has passed the Investigatory Powers Act. It's the new Snoopers' Charter with even more invasive surveillance powers for the police and GCHQ to spy on us. Join our campaign to fix it.
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Espionage Act
Journalists and whistleblowers could be sent to prison for 14 years for exposing corruption and government wrongdoing. The Law Commission is advising the Government to pass a new Espionage Act to allow journalists handling secret documents to be treated like spies.
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Courts can order your Internet Service Provider to block websites. But when you visit a blocked page they don't tell you why. We want to give you those answers, and to ask courts to publish the blocking orders.
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Is your website blocked?
The Government is promoting filters to stop young people seeing content intended for over 18s. In practice, filters block many sites that are not harmful to children. Find out which sites are blocked.
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Success

PARODY ENTERS LAW
After several years of campaigning ORG won a right to parody and to format shift in UK law.
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Blocked project launched
The Blocked project was launched and we found out that filters in the UK were stopping Chaos Communications Congressfrom selling event tickets, and even Open Rights Group from providing a tool to find out about blocking!
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Web blocking transparent
Thanks to our legal work and campaigning, challenging the secrecy of website bans, blocking orders are now more transparent. BT, Skyand Virginall provide information about the blocks now.
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