The Bill heading to Parliament aims to undermine and risks overreaching into everyday communications in private messaging apps, says Heather Burns, ORG’s new policy manager.

We have until 22 October to tell the @DCMS how to improve the . @mattr3 explains why this is a vital opportunity to improve UK , and how you can help.⬇️

Did the UK learn from the scandal? Or will the @ICOnews’s reluctance to enforce law hold us back? Our data & democracy officer @PascalCrowe investigates.

If you missed our panel Friday scrutinising tracker apps across the UK & Ireland, watch the video now on our Youtube channel. Thanks again to our wonderful speakers @OlgaCronin @PatrickCorrigan @mattr3 Dr Stephen Farrell & all who attended!

Today we have a rare chance to make law serve everyone better. Speak out for UK rights by responding to the @DCMS call for views on the Data Protection Act 2018.

“Dominic Cummings back of a fag packet plan and his fetish with big data endangers UK’s ability to fight serious crime and keep its citizens safe.” - @jimkillock

Today Open Rights Group signed a joint letter to Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft calling for an end to targeted ‘behavioural’ advertising to children on their sites, and the tracking which underpins it.

ORG Glasgow returns in October with another thought-provoking digital rights webinar, this time on technology. @ORGScotland @mooseabyte @AreeqChowdhury @techno_katt

Contact tracing and pubs will soon be compulsory. ORG’s legal and policy officer @ds_m4riano discusses opportunities to minimise risks.

The launched yesterday uses a -preserving de-centralised model. But who is really in control here - the Scottish Government or big US tech firms? Our @ORGScotland Director @mattr3 investigates.

The UK Internet Governance Forum 2020 is taking place between 15 and 17 Sept & will feature speakers from ORG’s Advisory Council. Register here to join the discussion.

If you missed the launch of our new report with @demos on public attitudes towards data driven political campaigning, view the recording now. Big thanks out to @harrydcarr for presenting!

Big thanks to all the speakers at @ORGGlasgow’s fascinating panel about corporate and the right to dignity. If you missed it, watch the recording here:

This is the story of fighting and winning for . @10DowningStreet @DHSCgovuk admitted was deployed unlawfully. ORG ended up doing the regulator's job! But where was the ICO? A new blog by @jimkillock

Against the background of 'techlash' our new report with @demos, the cross party think tank, demonstrates a positive use case for technology to enhance our democracy.

“We all deserve an Internet where “our privacy is king” and where market operators are competing by the quality of their work, rather than the number of laws they infringe.”

The Gov’s response to the gives little indication they will enhance the Electoral Commission’s powers enough to properly regulate online , says ORG’s data & democracy officer @PascalCrowe

The UK stands at a crossroads. We can implement strong standards and review domestic laws, or we can leave our rights to the mercy of US state and corporate surveillance.

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