Open Rights Group

Type: Organization
Name: Open Rights Group
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Petition against UK sell-off of private tax data

Pam writes, "The Open Rights Group has set up a petition in response to last week's news that the British government is planning to sell access to private tax records. " The government has a track record of wanting to sell off its citizens' personal ... [Published Boing Boing - 20 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

UK Group Starts Indiegogo Campaign to Fight Internet Censors

CYBERSPACE—The UK Open Rights Group is seeking £12,000 via an Indiegogo campaign that it will use to make a short film designed to inform and influence people regarding ISP-level filters, which the group sees as an example of unacceptable internet censorship ... [Published AVN - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Major ISPs urged to delete personal data

Internet service providers in the UK have been asked to delete customers' personal data in line with a new European ruling.UK internet service providers (ISPS) have been urged to delete any personal data on customers that they have been holding on to, ... [Published Cable.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

We face barriers to free information access

We're on the verge of a transformational change; a moment when all people across the face of our planet could have nearly instant access to the sum total of human knowledge, at the touch of a screen.This idea is nothing less than revolutionary, and ours ... [Published Glasgow Evening Times - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Gmail scans all emails, new Google terms clarify

Google has clarified its Gmail terms of service to specifically state that email is scanned by automated systems. Photograph: CTK/Alamy Google has clarified its email scanning practices in a terms of service update, informing users that incoming and outgoing ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Netflix and Google triumph over ISPs

The European Parliament approved a telecoms bill that prevents Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other telecoms from charging companies like Netflix more for streaming videos. The legislation follows the principle of net neutrality - internet providers ... [Published The Global Legal Post - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 3 reports

Open Rights Group presses UK ISPs on Data Retention Directive

(ORG) has reacted to a European decision to reject the Data Retention Directive by asking the big internet service providers (ISPs) what they intend to do about it. ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 2 reports

ORG asks UK ISPs to clarify data retention policies

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has written to UK ISPs BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media to ask them to clarify their data retention policies after the European Court of Justice ruled that the EU Data Retention Directive was not valid. In its letter, the ... [Published Telecompaper - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 4 reports

EU court invalidates data retention rules

Court of Justice says policy interferes with privacy rights.The European Union's top court on Tuesday ruled that the EU's Data Retention Directive is invalid.Adopted in 2006, the rules stipulate that member states have to store individual citizens' electronic ... [Published Total Telecom - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Top EU Court Rejects Metadata Collection Law, Cites Privacy Concerns

UTCThe European Union top court struck down a law that required telecom providers to collect subscriber's personal metadata and hold it for up to 2 years, saying it goes against citizens' right to privacy.The decision , issued by the European Court of ... [Published Mashable - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 4 reports

Google and Netflix celebrate European net neutrality victory

Google, Netflix and other Internet firms raised a glass to MEPs after the European Parliament added a net neutrality clause to the latest round of telecoms reforms proposed by the continent’s decision makers.Related: EU parliament pushes through net neutrality ... [Published ITProPortal.com - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 4 reports

European Parliament Backs Net Neutrality And An End To EU Roaming

The European Parliament has given its blessing to a package of proposals that will abolish roaming within the 28 member states of the EU by December 2015 and give support to the principles of net neutrality.The Connected Continent package, which aims ... [Published Eweek Europe - Apr 03 2014]

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Pam writes, "The Open Rights Group has set up a petition in response to last week's news that the BritishBritish government is planning to sell access to private tax records. "
...Regarding the filters already implemented by British service providers, he commented, "It’s a bad idea that doesn’t work, is dangerous for internet freedom and could give parents a false sense of security when it comes to their children’s use of the internet."
In the letter, it states: "It is our understanding that ISPs should not be retaining user data unless there is some other legal basis for doing so."
Jim Killock from the UKUK Open Rights Group sez, "Recently the British Government, with the help of conservative religious lobby groups, has persuaded ISPs to introduce an internet filter across the UK. Open Rights Group needs your help to challenge this. We want to make people aware that filters don't work, are dangerous for internet freedom and could give parents a false sense of security when it comes to their children's use of the internet."

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Petition against UK sell-off of private tax data [Published Boing Boing - 20 hours ago]
UK Group Starts Indiegogo Campaign to Fight Int... [Published AVN - Apr 16 2014]
Major ISPs urged to delete personal data [Published Cable.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
We face barriers to free information access [Published Glasgow Evening Times - Apr 16 2014]
Crowdfunding £12,000 to fight mandatory UK Inte... [Published Boing Boing - Apr 16 2014]
Netflix and Google triumph over ISPs [Published The Global Legal Post - Apr 15 2014]
UK Data Collection Continues Despite Contraveni... [Published International Business Times UK - Apr 15 2014]
Gmail scans all emails, new Google terms clarify [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 15 2014]
Open Rights Group presses UK ISPs on Data Reten... [Published Big News Network - Apr 11 2014]
ORG asks UK ISPs to clarify data retention poli... [Published Telecompaper - Apr 11 2014]
BT, Virgin, TalkTalk and Sky quizzed on data re... [Published V3.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
Open Rights Group presses UK ISPs on Data Reten... [Published TheInquirer.net - Apr 11 2014]
Exclusive: Demand for BT, Virgin, Sky, and Talk... [Published The Drum - Apr 11 2014]
Open Rights Group Calls on UK ISPs to Clarify D... [Published ISPreview - Apr 11 2014]
EU Court Declares Data Retention ‘Invalid’ [Published TechWeekEurope UK - Apr 09 2014]
Top EU Court Rejects Metadata Collection Law, C... [Published Mashable - Apr 08 2014]
EU court invalidates data retention rules [Published Total Telecom - Apr 08 2014]
EU data retention rules violate privacy rights ... [Published ITworld.com - Apr 08 2014]
EU data retention rules violate privacy rights ... [Published Computerworld Norge - Apr 08 2014]
European Council of Justice rules data retentio... [Published TheInquirer.net - Apr 08 2014]
European Court of Justice Rules ISP Internet Da... [Published ISPreview - Apr 08 2014]
Netflix, Inc., Google Inc Relieved After Net Ne... [Published Value Walk - Apr 06 2014]
Google and Netflix celebrate European net neutr... [Published ITProPortal.com - Apr 04 2014]
European parliament votes in support of net neu... [Published Computer Weekly - Apr 04 2014]
European Parliament rules on equal treatment of... [Published USwitch.com - Apr 04 2014]
European Parliament Backs Net Neutrality And An... [Published Eweek Europe - Apr 03 2014]
EU parliament votes for net neutrality, against... [Published Total Telecom - Apr 03 2014]
European Parliament Clears Tougher Rules to Pro... [Published ISPreview - Apr 03 2014]
EU votes to protect Google and Netflix from tel... [Published Telegraph - Apr 03 2014]
MEPs Vote To Scrap Roaming Charges Across EU by... [Published International Business Times UK - Apr 03 2014]
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Petition against UK sell-off of private tax data [Published Boing Boing - 20 hours ago]
Pam writes, "The Open Rights Group has set up a petition in response to last week's news that the British government is planning to sell access to private tax records. " The government has a track record of wanting to sell off its citizens' personal ...
Crowdfunding £12,000 to fight mandatory UK Inte... [Published Boing Boing - Apr 16 2014]
div class="video-container"> Jim Killock from the UK Open Rights Group sez, "Recently the British Government, with the help of conservative religious lobby groups, has persuaded ISPs to introduce an internet filter across the UK. Open Rights Group ...
The latest EDRi-gram [Published Wired: Beyond the Beyond - Feb 20 2014]
/p> *Are they in a warm, relaxed mood this time around? Nope. ====================================================================== EDRi-gram biweekly newsletter about digital civil rights in Europe Number 12.3, 12 February 2014 ======================================================================= ...
European Court of Human Rights will hear case a... [Published Boing Boing - Jan 25 2014]
This is huge news: the European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear a challenge to bulk Internet surveillance by the UK spy agency GCHQ . The case was brought by Big Brother Watch, the Open Rights Group and English PEN, and German Internet activist ...
EU human rights court gives priority to UK mass... [Published PC World: Techlog - Jan 24 2014]
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fast-tracked a complaint alleging that the U.K. government illegally used Internet and telecommunications networks to systematically spy on its citizens, privacy campaigners said Friday. In October, U.K. ...
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