Brexit and Digital Rights

Brexit is a gamechanger for digital rights.

Leaving the EU will alter what we can see and say online, how our personal data is handled and how we can hold our government to account. 

The UK government will ‘take back control’ - but what it will do with that control is unknown. It could take positive steps to protect online speech and privacy - or it could attack our freedoms and increase surveillance. If we are not vigilant, secretive new trade agreements could roll back digital freedoms.

As the UK reorients itself post-Brexit, you can rely on Open Rights Group to monitor the government’s new digital policies and challenge proposals that threaten our rights online.


Ever wonder how the Internet might look if our digital rights are traded away after Brexit? Find out now by visiting our fully interactive parody social website, Futurebook….

Futurebook offers a glimpse into a not-too-distant dystopian online world where UK citizens are aggressively censored, stripped of net neutrality protections and denied their vital data rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Click around and explore. Try to post a status, leave a comment or upload a video, and see what happens - or rather, what doesn’t! Futurebook will react the only way it knows how - with complete disregard for your digital rights.*

* Futurebook doesn’t actually violate your rights, it’s only a parody site.

The Brexit Briefings

Find out what's at stake after the UK leaves the European Union.

BRIEFING: Freedom of Expression & Brexit

BRIEFING: Privacy & Brexit

BRIEFING: Surveillance & Brexit

ORG is a non-partisan organisation. We did not endorse any position on the referendum and have both supported and challenged the EU.