It's back—#jail4journalists under a new UK Espionage Act: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/05/20/espionage_act_proposal/
Home Sec Sajid Javid proposes criminal sanctions for whistleblowers / theguardian journalists to stop any future Edward Snowden
“Dangerous and irresponsible” age verification goes ahead: DCMS will be to blame if and when it goes wrong: https://www.openrightsgroup.org/press/releases/2019/dangerous-and-irresponsible-age-verification-goes-ahead #ageverification
Looks like #ageverifcation launch date is about to be announced: will DCMS and Jeremy Hunt say anything about *regulating* for privacy, or just tell us how good their *voluntary* privacy scheme is?
Let's be completely clear: this is a *government scheme. If your privacy is in jeopardy: it is DCMS and Jeremy Hunt who are to blame.
They chose not to legislate. They chose to have a voluntary privacy standard.
AV dangers are obvious, from outing people to ruining careers and even suicides.
ICO age appropriate design code of conduct: tread lightly https://www.openrightsgroup.org/press/releases/2019/ico-age-appropriate-design-code-of-conduct-tread-lightly
Internet regulation proposals could censor the lawful speech of millions
With English Pen, Index on Censorship, Article 19 and Big Brother Watch
Archive.org hit with hundreds of false terrorist content notices from EU https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/11/18305968/eu-internet-terrorist-content-takedown-mistakes-internet-archive-org #terrorreg
In today's #BlackMirrorReality news...
"Amazon, Apple and Google all employ staff who listen to customer voice recordings...
Some of the reviewers told Bloomberg that they shared amusing voice clips with one another in an internal chat room.
They also described hearing distressing clips such as a potential [trigger warning redaction - article linked below if you'd like to read it]. However, they were told by colleagues that it was not Amazon's job to intervene."
Official EU Agencies Falsely Report More Than 550 http://Archive.org URLs as Terrorist Content
Government agencies reporting material for removal without prior authorisation, oversight.
White Paper on online harms “lack an assessment of the risk to free expression and omit any explanation as to how it would be protected” https://www.openrightsgroup.org/press/releases/2019/dcms-publishes-white-paper-on-internet-safety-and-online-harm
When this eBook store closes, your books disappear too: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47810367
Competition law and privacy finally meet:
Germany Restricts Facebook’s Data Gathering
Happy #DataProtection Day!
Here's a report by the @openrightsgroup on the public's understanding of the GDPR:
Online harms in the UK: the government is rattling ahead towards regulation of UK social media, and prefers a 'duty of care'. Whether this is provides balance, or undermines free speech, largely rests on the notion of risk it takes up.
More (and better) news out of Strasbourg this morning. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the UK’s mass #surveillance programmes have breached the European Convention on Human Rights. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/13/gchq-data-collection-violated-human-rights-strasbourg-court-rules
We did it! Our challenge to the “Immigration Exemption” is funded—thank you everyone who donated! https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/immigrationexemption/
Google or UK police: who is fibbing about terror takedowns? asks @jim as Google release their first Youtube transparency report https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2018/google-or-ctiru-who-is-fibbing-about-terror-takedowns … #censorship #CTIRU
I’m sure others got here first—but was this ban really necessary? https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8xk78x/switter-down-cloudflare-banned-sex-workers-sesta-fosta #switter #mastodon
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