Online Safety Bill should be scrapped

  • Bill is not fit for purpose
  • Threats to free speech and privacy of millions of UK citizens and residents 

Responding to the news that the government has delayed the Online Safety Bill once again, Dr Monica Horten Policy Manager of the Privacy campaigning organisation, the Open Rights Group, said:

“The privacy of 40 million chat users is threatened by this Bill. There will be constant surveillance of what they say and send. The Bill will create everyday censorship where the Computer Says No to perfectly legal content, with no proper process of review. 

“The real victims of censorship from this Bill will be the disadvantaged and minority communities the Bill claims to protect. The only way forward is a complete rethink.”