Digital Censorship
The Government's Digital Charter is meant to make Britain "the safest place in the world to be online," but at what cost? Part I of ORG's report on Internet regulation surveys web blocking practices in the UK and suggests a new wave of 21st century censorship may be on the horizon.
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Age Verification Technology
The 2017 Digital Economy 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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EU Copyright Directive
Article 13 in the EU Copyright Directive threatens to change the Internet as we know it by making major platforms liable for their content. If this happens, algorithms will police the Internet with upload filters.
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UK/US Trade Relations
As the UK Government prepares post-Brexit trade relations with the US, a lack of transparency into Big Tech's lobbying blitz is putting our digital rights at risk.
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Web Blocking
ISPs have rolled out inaccurate automated internet filters that block thousands of innocent websites. Find out what ORG is doing about it and how you can get involved.
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Scotland Biometrics Commissioner
The Scottish Government is proposing to create a new commissioner to oversee the fast-changing world of biometrics. Learn about the essential ingredients for proper biometrics oversight.
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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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