Immigration, Data & Technology
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WANTED: CORPORATE LOBBYIST TO TAKE OVER THE ICO!
Oliver Dowden's job advert for the ICO sounds like this Government wants to appoint the next ICO Commissioner to help gut #GDPR.
The Gov has decided not to allow a lesser known but crucial GDPR power that would have enhanced #dataprotection for everyone. ORG Scotland Director @mattr3 investigates.
Do you have a question about Vaccine Passports?
Listen to our very own Heather Burns on BBC Radio Scotland answering questions on Vaccine Passports.
The #AdTech industry, especially Facebook, is very upset about Apple’s plan to require App Store developers to ask for users’ permission in order to track them online. Our privacy maverick @ds_m4riano explains.
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The first edition of the 'Immigration, Data and Technology' newsletter is now out!
Newsletter is designed to help those working in the migrants' rights sector to navigate the role of technology in UK immigration policy. Check it out and subscribe.
Today the UK's privacy regulator the ICO confirmed Conservatives ILLEGALLY racially profiled 10 million people.
But the ICO still hasn't explained what else the parties are doing that has broke the law. That's why ORG supporters have made an official complaint, to ensure the ICO must spell this out.
ORG’s Mariano Delli Santi reviews the UK privacy regulator’s disappointing record on preventing the abuse of personal data in illegal online advertising, manipulative political campaigning and more. https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/ico-enforcement-two-years-after-the-gdpr/
We’re asking the @ICOnews to ensure that UK political parties uphold their #GDPR responsibilities by providing clear info to voters when they request their personal data and to only use personal data and profiling that is strictly necessary. https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/org-takes-political-parties-to-privacy-watchdog/
Don't legislate collateral censorship! There should be a single legal standard for all behaviour likely to cause alarm, distress, or harassment, regardless of the medium, says @WebDevLaw. #onlineharms #freeexpression
“Platforms’ decisions about content need to be held to independent account, either by the courts, or by an independent, non-state regulator” says ORG director Jim Killock.
Our appeal against the Gov’s unjust exemption of migrant data in the Data Protection Act will be heard in court in February!
Please support our case with @the3million to defend fundamental #dataprotection rights for all UK residents.
This year ORG celebrates 15 years of protecting our digital rights! Thanks to everyone who has stuck by us through the years - and especially during this trying year. Read on for a look back at 2020.
This superb blog by our Policy Manager Heather Burns is a reminder that our privacy and freedom of expression remain threatened by the #onlineharms bill! https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/online-harms-freedom-of-expression-remains-under-threat/
ORG complaint to ICO:
UK Political parties engaged in 'systemic abuse of personal data'
Our fight against #AdTech just got bigger! Read this new blog by our Legal and Policy Officer Mariano Delli Santi
Our Scotland Director Matthew Rice and Amy Shepherd of Think-Film Impact Production have written an article outlining why Scotland’s AI Strategy Must Remain Human-Centred.
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