Campaigns

AdTech Data Protection Complaints
When a targeted ad is served to an Internet user, their intimate personal data - including location and browsing habits - can be shared and bid out to potentially hundreds of companies. Learn about the growing chorus of complaints against real-time bidding (RTB) practices to data protection authorities across Europe.
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Online Harms White Paper Consultation
The Government's Digital Charter is meant to make Britain "the safest place in the world to be online," but at what cost? Learn about the Government's plan to clean up the Internet and how to push for an approach that protects freedom of expression online.
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Data & Democracy Project
Open Rights Group kicked off a new project tackling technology's negative effects on the democratic process by working to expose micro-targeted political ads with the election transparency group Who Targets Me?.
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Age Verification Technology
Mandatory age verification checks on adult websites in the UK will be implemented on 15 July 2019, but poor privacy protections risk exposing the sexual habits of millions of UK citizens.
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Digital Rights Post-Brexit
The government's plan for Brexit is still in flux, but one thing is for certain - leaving the EU will have an enormous impact on digital rights. Post-Brexit trade agreements in particular will have far reaching consequences for UK privacy and free speech online.
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EU Copyright Directive
The EU Copyright Directive's Article 17 (formally Article 13) could unleash aggressive upload filters that damage free speech. After passing the European Parliament in March 2019, the UK has two years to implement the Directive.
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E-commerce Law
Armed with a patent, printer manufacturing giant Epson has persuaded eBay to remove a competing class of third party ink cartridges from its popular UK marketplace. The takedowns are encouraged by bad e-commerce law and set a dangerous precedent that could reach far beyond the printer market.
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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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