April 27, 2016 | Report
ORG's response to a public consultation on proposals to extend data sharing across government. It concentrates on three relatively limited areas - essentially, research, fraud investigations and a more concerning area of identifying people in need of specific help or services. This is a highly sensitive issue for privacy campaigners and ORG has spent a lot of time with government officials discussing the proposals.
April 04, 2016 | Report
The mobile phone market industry in the UK is worth £14 billion, with 93% of adults owning a mobile phone, and 61% owning a smartphone. Within this multi-billion pound industry, there is a fast-growing market in services and products created from the data that customers generate when we use our phones.
March 15, 2016 | Report
Briefing before the Second Reading debate
December 02, 2015 | Report
Parliamentary committees have started examining the draft Snoopers' Charter, so it is important to engage and explain what is wrong with the bill. In this submission we decided to focus on the provisions to create "internet connection records". We ask for these to be scrapped as they are disproportionate and technically unworkable without the excessive and intrusive collection of everything we do online. There are alternatives that should be explored.
November 03, 2015 | Report
Revised version of our March report into GCHQ's activities and the problems it creates.
July 27, 2015 | Correspondence
Commander Head's reply regarding our concerns about the City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) was thorough, but there were still some unanswered questions. Here is our reply which attempts to refocus on the general overarching issues.
July 24, 2015 | Report
ORG Response to IPO consultation on online infringement
The Intellectual Property Office is consulting…
June 03, 2015 | Report
Javier Ruiz from ORG ran this workshop: Being open-by-default should not threaten the privacy and rights of citizens. How can we achieve both goals?
March 24, 2015 | Correspondence
We received a reply from Commander Head of the City of London Police in relation to our concerns about their IP Crime Unit (PIPCU), which we had raised in our previous letter.
March 20, 2015 | Report