ORG Press Coverage

Please add links to stories in reverse chronological order. Links should be in the form date publication, name of news source, title of the article, author, one line synopsis of what it's about, and whether or not anyone from ORG was actually quoted or whether we were just mentioned.

2016

November

2016-11-24-Politics-Insecure, ineffective and dangerous: The reality of the UK's new porn bill
Author: John Lubbock
Summary: ORG quoted on the ISP website blocking leading to censorship of legal material.
2016-11-23-Metro-Non-conventional’ porn will be banned from all websites in the UK, BBFC warns
Author: Rob Vaugh
2016-11-23-CNet-UK government: No porn please, we're British
Author: Katie Collins
Summary: ORG quoted on the ISP website blocking leading to censorship of legal material.
2016-11-23-Vice-What the New British Porn Bill Means for You
Author: Girl On The Net
Summary: Alec Muffet quoted on the non-existence of national boundary of the Internet in relation to the age verification proposals.
2016-11-23-Business Insider-The UK is banning 'non-conventional' porn and it could censor huge swathes of the web
Author: Rob Price
Summary: ORG quoted on chilling privacy implications of age verification for porn websites.
2016-11-23-The Verge-The UK is about to wield unprecedented surveillance powers — here’s what it means
Author: James Vincent
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the impacts of the IPBill on people’s online behaviour.
2016-11-22-The UK is entering a draconian era of porn prohibition
Author: Amelia Tait
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the ISP website blocking leading to censorship of legal material.
2016-11-22-BBC-Porn sites could be blocked by ISPs under new UK rules
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the ISP website blocking leading to censorship of legal material.
2016-11-22-Newsweek-Privacy Row as U.K. Government Plans Porn User Database
Author: Anthony Cuthbertson
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the ISP website blocking leading to censorship of legal material.
2016-11-21-Metro- Plan to block porn websites ‘to go ahead’, government confirms
Author: Rob Waugh
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity for privacy and safety of end users if age verification proposals are to be implemented.
2016-11-21-Wired-UK government plans to block porn sites that don’t provide age-checks
Author: James Temperton
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the ISP website blocking leading to censorship of legal material.
2016-11-20-Al Jazeera-UK politicians approve 'extreme surveillance' law
Summary: Jim Killock quoted warning on the international reach of the IPBill and authoritarian regimes using it as a justification for their own practices.
2016-11-18-The Canary-While we were busy freaking out about Trump, parliament had a bonfire of our human rights
Author: Carlyn Harvey
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being the most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy.
2016-11-18-V3-Privacy groups slam government for passing Snoopers' Charter
Author: Carly Page
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.
2016-11-18-CBR Online-As IP Bill becomes law, what does the Snoopers Charter mean for your business?
Author: Alexander Sword
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with the IPBill having an impact on businesses not being able to meet the standards of data protection.
2016-11-18-Bit-Tech-Open Rights Group vows to fight new IP Law
Author: Gareth Halfacree
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.
2016-11-17-Telecompaper-Investigatory Powers Bill passes House of Lords
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.
2016-11-17-ZDNet-Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy'
Author: Zack Whittaker
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.
2016-11-17-Tech Crunch-UK parliament rubberstamps mass surveillance law
Author: Natasha Lomas
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.
2016-11-17-The Inquirer-Privacy groups slam parliamentary passing of 'draconian' IP Bill
Author: Carly Page
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.
2016-11-17-Yahoo-U.K.’s Investigatory Powers law gives police wide-ranging snooping powers
Author: Jonathan Keane
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.
2016-11-17-Tom's Hardware-Snoopers' Charter, UK’s Most Privacy Invasive Law Passed By Parliament
Author: Lucien Armasu
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.
2016-11-17-Techspot-UK's Snooper's Charter approved by parliament, set to become law in next few weeks
Author: Rob Thubron
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.
2016-11-17-Tech Week Europe-Snooper’s Charter 2.0 Is Set To Become Law As Lords Pass Controversial IP Bill
Author:Steve McCaskill
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.
2016-11-16-Forbes-UK Joins Russia And China In Legalizing Bulk Surveillance
Author: Emma Woollacott

Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPBill being used by authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records to justify their own intrusive surveillance powers.

2016-11-14-Boing Boing-Petition: don't add all adult sites to the British national internet censorlist
Author: Cory Doctorow
Summary: ORG's petition against censoring of legal pornographic content quoted.
2016-11-11-New Scientist-Trump’s election stokes fears of future NSA surveillance abuses
Author: Aviva Rutkin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on UK's reliance on US technology and data having a potential impact on UK's sovereignty.
2016-11-11-The Guardian-Privacy experts fear Donald Trump running global surveillance network
Author: Spencer Ackerman & Ewen MacAskill
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on UK's reliance on US technology and data having a potential impact on UK's sovereignty.
2016-11-11-Pune Mirror-How much snooping is too much?
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on the problematic nature of using non-financial data to determine financial decision without transparent criteria.
2016-11-10-Kit Guru-ORG concerned over GCHQ sovereignty under new U.S. president
Author: Jon Martindale
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on massive implications of the US election for the British public due to both countries' intelligence agencies being so closely integrated.
2016-11-09-Independent-How much snooping is too much?
Author: Felicity Hannah
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on problems with using non-financial data to determine financial decisions.
2016-11-09-Boing Boing-A madman has been given the keys to the surveillance state
Author: Cory Doctorow
Summary: ORG mention as one of the organisations fighting surveillance.
2016-11-09-Guide to ISP web filters and web blocking
Author: Matt Powell
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with the project Blocked.org.uk that allows to check if a site is filtered by ISPs.
2016-11-09-Stuff-Who should really be in control of our data?
Author: James Titcomb
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with criticism of Admiral's proposed use of Facebook data.
2016-11-09-The Inquirer-A Trumped America makes for bad UK surveillance, warns Open Rights Group
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on massive implications of the US election for the British public due to both countries' intelligence agencies being so closely integrated.
2016-11-09-The Register-Trump's torture support could mean the end of GCHQ-NSA relationship
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on massive implications of the US election for the British public due to both countries' intelligence agencies being so closely integrated.
2016-11-06-CRS Connection-Auto insurer proposes to check Facebook before setting premiums
Author: Arturo Norris
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with criticism of Admiral's proposed use of Facebook data.
2016-11-6-The Observer-How nosey insurers use Facebook and your weekly shop to keep tabs on you
Author: Donna Ferguson
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the dangers of social media account-based profiling by financial and insurance companies.
2016-11-04-Kit Guru-Open Rights Groups slams porn censorship proposal
Author: Jon Martindale
Summary: ORG quoted on disproportionate use of age verification for pornographic websites.
2016-11-04-Salem State LogFacebook scuppers car insurer’s plans to view drivers’ profiles
Author: Josh Alston
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on financial companies beginning to use social media data needing to engage in a public discussion about the ethics of these practices.
2016-11-04-Alphr-Digital Economy Bill could block porn sites that fail to age check
Author: Dale Walker
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on disproportionate use of age verification for pornographic websites.
2016-11-04-NBC News-Trump Campaign Pays Millions to Overseas Big Data Firm
Author: Kate Brannelly
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the disturbing practice of politicians in the US using big data to get into power.
2016-11-03-Newsweek-IP Bill is most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy
Author: Jim Killock
Summary: Opinion piece by Jim Killock on the severity of surveillance powers in the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-11-03-BBC-Electronic voting review launches for trade union ballots

Summary: Jim Killock quoted on technology not being able to solve voter participation problems.

2016-11-02-Insurance Age-InsurTech Futures: Human rights group attacks Admiral’s Facebook insurance plan
Author: Ida Axling
Summary: ORG quoted on Admiral's car insurance app breaching Facebook's Platform Policy.
2016-11-02-IT Pro-Facebook bars Admiral from analysing users' posts to price car insurance
Author: Joe Curtis
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-BBC-Facebook blocks Admiral's car insurance discount plan
Author: Kevin Peachey
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Tech Crunch-Facebook slaps down Admiral’s plan to use social media posts to price car insurance premiums
Author: Natasha Lomas
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02- Fox News-Facebook blocks car insurer from profiling users
Author: James Rogers
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Tech Crunch-UK heading towards era of parliament-approved mass surveillance
Author: Natasha Lomas
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on there being only minor improvements to the IPBill throughout the passage of the Bill.
2016-11-02-SC Magazine-Investigatory Powers Bill one step closer to becoming law
Author: Roi Perez
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the UK being closer to having the most extreme surveillance laws ever as the IPBill progresses.
2016-11-02-Express-Facebook just banned one of the 'CREEPIEST' uses of its website
Author: Aaron Brown
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Daily Mail-Facebook blocks car insurer Admiral's 'intrusive' plan to check your social media posts before it sets premiums
Author: Joseph Curtis
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Engadget-Facebook blocks UK insurer Admiral from profiling users for discounts
Author: Matt Brian
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-The Week-Facebook blocks Admiral's profile-trawling plan
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Campaign Live-Facebook bars Admiral's 'firstcarquote' from using profile information
Author: Shona Ghosh
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-The Verge-Facebook blocks insurer exploiting user data to find 'conscientious' drivers
Author: James Vincent
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Inquisitr-Facebook Blocks Admiral Insurance From Profiling Users
Author: Jennifer Deutschmann
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-The Inquirer-Facebook unlikes Admiral setting insurance premiums based on users' posts
Author: Chris Merriman
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Digital Look-Facebook blocks Admiral's latest car insurance product
Author: Michele Maatouk
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Mashable-Facebook stops insurer from setting rates based on profiles
Author: Gianluca Mezzofiore
Summary: ORG cited as the source for the Admiral car insurance app to use Facebook profile data.
2016-11-02-The Guardian-Facebook forces Admiral to pull plan to price car insurance based on posts
Author: Graham Ruddick
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02—PC Mag-UK Insurer Wants to Analyze Facebook to Determine Rates
Author: Tom Brant
Summary: ORG quoted on the new Admiral app encouraging self-censorship on social media.
2016-11-02-Finextra-Admiral forced to pull plans to use Facebook posts to adjust car insurance premiums
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Insurance Business Mag-Facebook blocks Admiral’s newly announced app plans
Author: Lucy Hook
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on on the new Admiral app encouraging self-censorship on social media.
2016-11-02-Gizmodo-Facebook Blocks Admiral's Fuzzy Move to Base Car Insurance Prices on Social Media Posts
Author: Aatif Sulleyman
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-The Next Web-This car insurer wants your Facebook data to determine if you’re a risky driver
Author: Matthew Hughes
Summary: ORG cited as a source for the Admiral app car insurance story.
2016-11-02-Cnet-Insurer plans to read your Facebook for cheaper car insurance
Author: Richard Trenholm
Summary: ORG quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Smart Highways-Admiral’s Facebook insurance quote idea hits problems on first day
Summary: ORG quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Tech Week Europe-Facebook Blocks Insurance Firm Admiral From Using Profile Data
Author: Tom Jowitt
Summary: ORG quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-Digital Journal-Facebook bans car insurer from using data to calculate premiums
Author: James Walker
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-ZD Net-How your Facebook profile can lower your car insurance
Author: Charlie Osborne
Summary: ORG quoted on Admiral's car insurance app breaching Facebook's Platform Policy.
2016-11-02-Autocar-Admiral shelves Facebook-snooping insurance product
Author: Jimi Beckwith
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of considering wider consequences of allowing companies to make decisions based on information from social media.
2016-11-02-BBC Radio Scotland-Good Morning Scotland
Summary: Interview with Pam Cowburn on Admiral's use of Facebook data.
2016-11-01-Inverse-Welcome to England, Here's Your Porn ID
Author: Dylan Love
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on teenagers being able to bypass age verification for porn websites.

October

2016-10-31-New Statesman-Everything you need to know about the “terrifying” Investigatory Powers Bill
Author: Amelia Tait
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on Labour failing to hold the government to account regarding the IPBill.
2016-10-31-The Canary-As ‘Snoopers Charter’ becomes law, one ISP is showing how state surveillance can be bypassed
Author: Tom Coburg
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with Brass Horn Communications and the use of their service.
2016-10-29-Neowin-MPs considering blocking adult sites which don't add age verification
Author: Paul Hill
Summary: ORG quoted on the MPs plans failing to stop children from accessing pornography and increasing censorship.
2016-10-28- Ars Technica-The UK government’s war on porn will expose children to more and worse
Author: Glyn Moody
Summary: ORG quoted on the MPs plans failing to stop children from accessing pornography and increasing censorship.
2016-10-27-Boing Boing-UK MPs realise that age filtering won't work so now they just want to block all porn in the UK
Author: Cory Doctorow
Summary: ORG quoted on the MPs plans failing to stop children from accessing pornography and increasing censorship.
2016-10-27-Daily Dot-The British government could soon have a list of everyone who watches porn
Author: David Gilmour
Summary: ORG quoted on the MPs plans failing to stop children from accessing pornography and increasing censorship.
2016-10-26-Metro-The government wants to ‘make a list’ of everyone who uses porn in Britain
Author: Rob Waugh
Summary: ORG quoted on the evidence submitted to the DEBill Committee on age-verification proposals creating a database of sensitive data.
2016-10-23-Sputnik News-Who Watches the Watchers: UK Makes Plans to Monitor Porn-Viewing Habits
Summary: ORG quoted on age-verification proposals creating a database of sensitive data.
2016-10-21-The Sun-BIG BONKER IS WATCHING British porn lovers’ sexual preferences to be ‘collected on national database’
Author: Jasper Hamill & Will Grice
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on age-verification proposals creating a database of sensitive data.
2016-10-19-Infosecurity Magazine-UK Porn Age Verification Opens Big Privacy Probs
Author: Slack Alice
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the criticism of age verification proposals in the DEBill.
2016-10-19-Vice-Watching your porn
Author: David Gilbert
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the criticism of age verification proposals in the DEBill.
2016-10-19-Joe-The government wants to give us ID numbers to watch porn
Author: Joe
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the criticism of age verification proposals in the DEBill.
2016-10-19-Boing Boing-Digital Defenders: a free open-licensed booklet for kids about privacy and crypto
Author: Cory Doctorow
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to a kids' booklet about privacy that was created in collaboration with other EDRi members.
2016-10-19-Computer World-UK's porn age verification proposal outrages privacy advocates
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the criticism of age verification proposals in the DEBill.
2016-10-18-Guardian-Labour peers under fire for backing expansion of surveillance powers
Author: Alan Travis
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on criticism of Labour for not tabling any serious amendments on the IPBill.
2016-10-18-Boing Boing-UK government proposes issuing Britons with unique porn-viewing ID numbers
Author:Cory Doctorow
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the criticism of age verification proposals in the DEBill.
2016-10-18-Broadly-Feminist Pornographers Stage a 'Fisting Volleyball' Protest Outside Parliament
Author: Sirin Kale
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the protest against implementation of age verification for pornographic websites.
2016-10-17-IP Pro The Internet-UK’s 10-year sentence is ‘manifestly disproportionate’
Author: Barney Dixon
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the evidence presented to the Public Bill Committee on the Digital Economy Bill.
2016-10-16-Torrent Freak-Lawmakers Warned That 10 Year Sentences Could Apply to File-Sharers
Author: Andy

Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the evidence presented to the Public Bill Committee on the Digital Economy Bill.

2016-10-13-Inverse-At a weird moment in its long history, England is turning its gaze – and CCTV cameras – inward.
Author: Lauren Razavi
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on underlying issues with surveillance.
2016-10-11-The Inquirer-Open Rights Group sets out anti-Digital Economy Bill stall
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG quoted on the criticism to the DEBill.
2016-10-07-Vice-Protesters Are Holding a 'Squirting Water Fight' to Combat a Worrying New Internet Bill
Author: Frankie Mullin
Summary: Myles Jackman and ORG mentioned in connection to a porn-industry protest taking place in Parliament Square.
2016-10-06- IT Pro-Yahoo email scandal could derail Safe Harbour replacement
Author: Jane McCallion
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity of transparency about how companies are working with law enforcement and security agencies.
2016-10-04-Just Security- The UK Snooper’s Charter and the Anderson Report on Bulk Powers
Author: Shaheed Fatima
Summary: ORG quoted on the Anderson's Review of Bulk Powers being only one side of the story.

September

2016-09-29-Campaign-Marketers' misuse of data 'worrying', says privacy group
Author: Shona Ghosh
Summary: ORG quoted on a worrying lack of transparency around how brands collect, share and use consumer data.
2016-09-18-Telecom Paper-UK explores national DNS filtering system
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to GCHQ and the Cyber Security Centre risk tampering with the integrity of the Internet.
2016-09-15-Irish Times-Public wifi providers ‘not liable for copyright infringements’
Author: Elaine Edwards
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the coalition with the EFF and Mozzilla claiming that open wifi networks aided emergency services and disaster robustness.
2016-09-15-Daily Telegraph-Senior official says UK exploring national internet filter
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to GCHQ and the Cyber Security Centre risk tampering with the integrity of the Internet.
2016-09-15-Telecom Paper-ORG criticises EC copyright reform proposals
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the European Commission ignoring thousands of EU citizens who responded to the consultation regarding Freedom of Panorama.
2016-09-15-Tech Crunch-EU digital copyright reform proposals slammed as regressive
Author: Natasha Lomas
Summary: ORG quoted on the European Commission ignoring consultation responses to the copyright reform.
2016-09-15-Advanced Television-EC copyright reforms: Industry reaction
Author: Colin Mann
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the European Commission failing to harmonise copyright law.
2016-09-14-Telecom Paper-ORG criticises parts of Digital Economy Bill
Summary: ORG quoted on compulsory age verification posing serious privacy concerns.
2016-09-14-Daily Mail-Senior official says UK exploring national internet filter
Author: Associated Press
Summary: ORG quoted on risks of the Cyber Security Center and GCHQ tampering with commercial datasets.
2016-09-14-Forbes-U.K. Spooks Want To Block More Websites: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Author: Emma Woolacott
Summary: ORG quoted on DNS blocking causing blocking of one-fifth of all websites.
2016-09-13-Register-End all the 'up to' broadband speed bull. Release proper data – LGA
Author: Kat Hall
Summary: ORG quoted on compulsory age verification posing serious privacy concerns.
2016-09-12-Inverse-You Could Go to Jail for 10 Years in Britain if You Illegally Download
Author: Mike Brown
Summary: ORG quoted on the ten-year jail sentence for online copyright infringement being disproportionate.
2016-09-06-The Cipher Brief-Surveillance State
Author: Jim Killock
Summary: Jim Killock explores what UK intelligence and security apparatus will likely look like under the new Theresa May government.

August

2016-08-30-BuzzFeed-Jeremy Corbyn Still Supports “Snoopers’ Charter” Despite Launching A Digital Bill Of Rights
Author: James Ball
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on Jeremy Corbyn needing to use his mandate to oppose the IPBill if he truly wants to keep digital rights at the heart of his policy agenda.
2016-08-22-Computer Weekly-Mixed reaction to Anderson review of bulk surveillance powers
Author: Warwick Ashford
Summary: ORG quoted on the Review of Bulk Powers by David Anderson representing only one side of the story.
2016-08-19-Open democracy-Care.data is dead - long live care.data?
Author: Phil Booth
Summary: ORG quoted on the Digital Economy Bill creating data sharing powers to enable poorly outline policies.
2016-08-19-The Inquirer-Spy agencies' love of bulk data set has merit, so Snoopers' Charter is fair
Author: Dan Worth
Summary: ORG quoted on the Review of Bulk Powers by David Anderson representing only one side of the story.
2016-08-17-Sputnik News-Enormous Threats to Human Rights Over UK Bulk Surveillance – Campaigners
Summary: Javier Ruiz quoted on bulk collection powers reaching too far.
2016-08-16-The Washington Post-Online voting could be really convenient. But it's still probably a terrible idea.
Author: Andre Peterson
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the evaluation of Estonia's 2013 online voting system.
2016-08-11-The Register-Head of UK oversight body to join GCHQ 'tech help desk'*
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Javier Ruiz quoted on the positive impact of Jo Cavan at IOCCO.
2016-08-08- IB Times-The NSA zero-day stockpile may only contain 'dozens' of vulnerabilities, researcher claims
Author: Jason Murdock
Summary: ORG's report on GCHQ and UK Mass Surveillance quoted in the article.

July

2016-07-20-Telecom Paper-Groups respond to CJEU Opinion into data retention
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the government not sufficiently justifying access of local councils and government departments to communications data.
2016-07-19-Fortune-A Top EU Lawyer Says Data Retention Laws May Be Legal
Author: David Meyer
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the implications of the opinion of the Advocate General should have on the IPBill.
2016-07-19-The Guardian-Bulk data collection only lawful in serious crime cases, ECJ indicates
Author: Owen Bowcott
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the government not sufficiently justifying access of local councils and government departments to communications data.
2016-07-19-Ars Technica-Theresa May wrong to pass spy law, and DRIPA opinion proves it—MP says
Author: Glyn Moody
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the government not sufficiently justifying access of local councils and government departments to communications data.
2016-07-15-Newsweek-Microsoft wins key data privacy case, as digital rights groups celebrate
Author: Mirren Gidda
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted on the US Court’s decision upholding the right to individual privacy.
2016-07-15-Tech Week Europe-Microsoft Wins Landmark Cloud Case Over Emails Stored In Ireland
Author: Ben Sullivan
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted on the US Court’s decision upholding the right to individual privacy.
2016-07-13-Prince George Citizen-Britain has a new spy-in-chief
Author: Elias Groll
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on capabilities given to government by the IPBill if approved.
2016-07-07-The Independent-Porn sites will need age verification from 2017, Government announces
Author: Harriet Agerholm
Summary: ORG quoted on age verification for porn sites bringing difficulties for privacy and free expression.
2016-07-06- The Inquirer-Porn sites will require age verification checks in the UK by 2017
Author: Dan Worth
Summary: ORG quoted on age verification for porn sites bringing difficulties for privacy and free expression.
206-07-06-New Scientist-Google’s new NHS deal is start of machine learning marketplace
Author: Hal Hodson
Summary: Javier Ruiz quoted on the lack of transparency from DeepMind on what public benefit they are bringing with their research.
2016-07-06-IP Watch-UK High Court Upholds Blocking Of Infringing Websites In Trademark Cases
Author: Dugie Standefort
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the case Cartier International AG et al. v. British Sky Broadcasting Limited et al.
2016-07-06-Daily Star-Brits facing internet porn block and this is the date when shock laws come into force
Author: Dave Snelling
Summary: ORG quoted on age verification for porn sites bringing difficulties for privacy and free expression.
2016-07-06-Tech Worm-UK to impose age verification checks on porn sites by 2017
Author: Kavita Iyer
Summary: ORG quoted on age verification for porn sites bringing difficulties for privacy and free expression.

June

2016-06-30-Tech Week Europe-Open Rights Group: Brexit Puts UK Citizen Digital Rights At Risk
Author: Tom Jowitt
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on changes to digital rights post Brexit.
2016-06-29- The Inquirer- Open Rights Group: UK citizens should still have some digital rights post-Brexit
Author: Graeme Burton
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on changes to digital rights post Brexit.
2016-06-28- Telecom Paper -ORG wants IP Bill put on hold amid Brexit fall-out
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on putting the IPBill on hold until the political crisis is resolved.
2016-06-27- The Inquirer-Snoopers' Charter: Open Rights Group pushes for post-Brexit postponement
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on putting the IPBill on hold until the political crisis is resolved.
2016-06-24- The Register- Brexit and data protection: A period of shock and reflection
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on what the UK's response to Brexit should look like.
2016-06-23-IT Pro-US Senate defeats Snooper's Charter analogue
Author: Jane McCallion
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the scope of government and intelligence agencies' access to personal data of UK citizens.
2016-06-16-Telecompaper-ORG warns against Tesco Mobile discount offer
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to Tesco Mobile discount offer for viewing ads and its implication on people's privacy.
2016-06-14-Computing-Snooper's Charter will extend GCHQ's surveillance powers to all levels of law enforcement, say campaigners
Author: John Leonard
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on threats to society from using the Request Filter.
2016-06-14-The Inquirer-Mozilla: Snoopers' Charter will give police GCHQ-level surveillance powers
Author: John Leonard
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on threats to society from using the Request Filter.
2016-06-11-The National-US whistleblower Snowden reveals GCHQ spy programme with secret link to Scottish police
Author: Michael Gray
Summary: ORG Scotland quoted on concerns with MILKWHITE and the SRC projects.
2016-06-11-A Plus-Watch People's Reactions When They Realize There Is Nothing Private About This London Bathroom
Author: Steven Lerner
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the reasons behind creating “A very public toilet” video.
2016-06-08-Business Insider-SECRET REPORT: UK spies have more data than they know what to do with
Author: Rob Price
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on mass surveillance making society less safe.
2016-06-08- The Inquirer- Snoopers' Charter: MPs vote 444 to 69 to approve a third reading
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the results of the vote on the IPBill.
2016-06-07-'Leaked report' reveals mass data fears
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on mass surveillance making society less safe.
2016-06-07-The Troubling Metadata Sharing Program That Was Just Revealed in the UK
Author: Joseph Cox
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on lack of transparency, safeguards and accountability in MI5 data sharing practices.
2016-06-06- Boing Boing-Britons! The Snoopers Charter is being debated today! Tweet your MP!
Author: Cory Doctorow
Summary: ORG mention in relation to a promotional video released earlier this week.
2016-06-06-The Inquirer-Snoopers' Charter: MPs start debating liberty and privacy
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on asking people to engage in the campaign. The article discussed a promotional video created by ORG.
2016-06-06-Here's why people are so worked up about the 'Snooper's Charter'
Author: Rob Price
Summary: ORG quoted on equipment interference being capable of delivering total information about a person.
2016-06-02-TMN Quarterly-The Great Personal Data Swindle
Author: Ken Wieland
Summary: Javier Ruiz quoted on the mobile data report findings.

May

2016-05-25-The Ferret-Prisoners outwit £1.2m mobile phone blocking technology
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity for more transparency about how IMSI catchers are used in prisons.
2016-05-24-Open Democracy-Report: Impacts of surveillance on contemporary British activism
Author: Gilbert Ramsay, Adam Ramsay, and Sarah Marsden
Summary: Jim Killock mentioned as inspiration for the report.
2016-05-24-Telecompaper-Waterstones to stop selling e-books
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Digital Rights Management dysfunctionality in the Waterstones ebook case.
2016-05-23-The Drum-7 ways publishers can survive in an ad blocked web
Author: Ronan Shields
Summary: ORG mentioned attending a round table on ad-blocking.
2016-05-23-The Inquirer-Open Rights Group baulks at Queen's new data sharing legislation
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG quoted on the position towards data sharing and the Queen's Speech.
2016-05-18-TechRadar-Drones, driverless cars and fast broadband: the key points of the Queen's Speech
Author: James O'Malley
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on ten-year jail sentence potentially being more harsh than physical theft.
2016-05-17-The Register-Queen’s Speech: Digital Bill to tackle radicalisation, pirates
Author: Andrew Orlowski
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the ten-year online copyright infringement jail sentence.
2016-05-13-The Guardian-Publisher's Facebook page deleted after posting criticism of Turkish government
Author: Alex Hern
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on Facebook hopefully not facilitating attacks on free speech.
2016-05-12-Legal Cheek-Vladimir Putin is poster boy for satirical anti-UK Snoopers’ Charter campaign
Author: Thomas Connelly
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the IPBill ad campaign.
2016-05-12-Huffington Post-Warning For Councils After Fraudsters Posing As Official Brexit Group Try To Get Voter Information
Author: Owen Bennett
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on possibilities of misuses of the full electoral register.
2016-05-12- IT Pro -Campaigners urge UK to adopt Digital Bill of Rights
Author: Jane McCallion
Summary: ORG mentioned in taking part in overseeing creation of the Digital Bill of Rights.
2016-05-10-Independent-Investigatory Powers Bill: Privacy campaigners launch petition against Home Office over new 'snooper's bill'
Author: Matt Payton
Summary: ORG launched a new ad campaign as a member of Don't Spy On Us coalition against the IPBill.
2016-05-10-Guardian-Kim Jong-un becomes surprise poster child for UK privacy campaign
Author: Ewen MacAskill & Owen Bowcott
Summary: ORG launched a new ad campaign as a member of Don't Spy On Us coalition against the IPBill.
2016-05-10- The register-Investigatory Powers Bill: As supported by world's most controlling men
Author: Alexander J Martin

Summary: ORG launched a new ad campaign as a member of Don't Spy On Us coalition against the IPBill.

2016-05-10-Politics-The powers Theresa May is asking for would make Putin blush

Author: Ian Dunt
Summary: ORG launched a new ad campaign as a member of Don't Spy On Us coalition against the IPBill.
2016-05-05- ZD Net-UK gov't admits pulling 10-year file-sharing jail term out of thin air
Author: Charlie Osborne
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to responses sent to the sentence consultation.

April

2016-04-28- The Guardian- UK nominees for judge at European court of human rights revealed
Author: Owen Bowcott
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to a ECtHR nominee previously defending ORG cases.
2016-04-26-Sputnik News-'In EU Face': UK Mass Surveillance Behind Theresa May's Calls to Quit ECHR
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the GCHQ programs built by the government being in check thanks to the European Convention on Human Rights.
2016-04-22-Bit-Tech- Government mulls 10-year sentences for digital pirates
Author: Gareth Halfacree
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to responses to consultation on the increase of the jail sentence.
2016-04-22-Advanced Television-UK: 10-year sentence for online piracy
Author: Colin Mann
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on concerns for offences being properly related to commercial infringements.
2016-04-22-Kit Guru- UK government wants 10 year jail sentences for online piracy
Author: Matthew Wilson
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on concerns for offences being properly related to commercial infringements.
2016-04-22- The Inquirer-UK government considers 10-year jail terms for piracy
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on concerns for offences being properly related to commercial infringements.
2016-04-22- Ars Technica- UK ploughs ahead with plan for 10-year jail term for online file sharing
Author: Glyn Moody
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to responses to consultation on the increase of the jail sentence.
2016-04-22- Wired-Jail time for web piracy could rise from 2 to 10 years
Author: Matt Burgess
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on concerns for offences being properly related to commercial infringements.
2016-04-21-Business Insider- The UK Government is planning to introduce 10-year jail sentences for online pirates
Author: Rob Price
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to responses to consultation on the increase of the jail sentence.
2016-04-19 - Broadband Genie-Snooper’s Charter: Unengaged and uninformed Brits sleepwalking into Big Brother surveillance state
Author:
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on raising public awareness of the impact of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-04-19 - Computer Weekly-Three quarters of Brits unaware of IP Bill, one third don't care
Author: Alex Scroxton
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on raising public awareness of the impact of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-04-19 - Telecoms Tech-Research: Brits uninformed about Snooper's Charter
Author: Ryan Daws
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on raising public awareness of the impact of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-04-19 - Infosecurity-UK voters head happily towards surveillance state
Author: Phil Muncaster
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Home office failing to provide effective operational cases evidence justifying bulk interception.
2016-04-13-Boing Boing- Cassetteboy's latest video is an amazing, danceable anti-Snoopers Charter mashup
Author: Cory Doctorow
Summary: Reference to the ORG’s petition to Theresa May regarding the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-04-12-Telecom Paper-ORG hopes for data collection clarification from CJEU
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted on anticipating clarification of the ruling in the planned emergency hearing by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that would impact the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-04-12-Guardian-MP calls for limit on UK surveillance powers as EU test case opens
Author: Owen Bowcott
Summary: Jessica Simor QC, representing ORG, quoted on mass retention of data not being permissible under the EU’s e-privacy directive.
2016-04-11- Deadline News-Glasgow University spent £40k on fingerprint tracking for cleaners
Author: Joe Stenson
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on how biometrics are a particularly intrusive kind of authentication at a workplace.
2016-04-11-The National-Glasgow University under fire for monitoring cleaning staff with 'dehumanising' fingerprint scanners
Author: Peter Geoghegan and The Ferret
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on how biometrics are a particularly intrusive kind of authentication at a workplace.
2016-04-05-BBC-Wikimedia Sweden art map 'violated copyright'
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity for “freedom of panorama” for ordinary photographers in the digital age.
2016-04-05-The Register-Mobe and Wi-Fi firms flog your location data to commercial firms, claim reports
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: ORG published a report on how phone companies exploit their customers’ data.
2016-04-04-Business Insider-Google's parent company is deliberately disabling some of its customers' old smart-home devices
Author: Rob Price
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the lack of transparency from Nest towards their customers about their products.
2016-04-04-IT Pro- Public open to cybercrime thanks to location tracking
Author: Jane MacCallion
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on mobile data being used by mobile companies for other purposes without customers’ consent.
2016-04-04-Guardian-British mobile phone users’ movements 'could be sold for profit’
Author: Damien Gayle
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on mobile data being used by mobile companies for other purposes without customers’ consent.
2016-04-04-CIOL-British Mobile phone users most vulnerable to cyber criminals
Author: CIOL writers
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on mobile data being used by mobile companies for other purposes without customers’ consent.

March

2016-03-30-V3- Snoopers' Charter: Government faces £1bn bill just to set up web history collection
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG, as a member of the Don't Spy On Us coalition, quoted on estimated costs of web history data retention.
2016-03-30- Guardian - UK plans to track all internet connections could cost £1bn, campaigners warn
Author: Alan Travis
Summary: ORG, as a member of the Don't Spy On Us coalition, quoted on estimated costs of web history data retention.
2016-03-30-The Inquirer - Snoopers' Charter could cost local police forces £1bn
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG, as a member of the Don't Spy On Us coalition, quoted on estimated costs of web history data retention.
2016-03-30-BBC News - Sex worker caught by 'drone vigilante' pleads guilty
Author: Chris Baraniuk
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on what the general issues drone owners are facing with regards to privacy.
2016-03-29-The Register - William Hague: Brussels attacks mean we must destroy crypto ASAP
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on judges being better equipped for issuing authorisation for interception warrants.
2016-03-29–Infosecurity – Magazine - San Bernardino Case May be Over, but Gov Access Issue Will Not Go Away
Author: Michael Hill
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on it being advisable that FBI discloses the insecurity to Apple to uphold general computer security.
2016-03-24-Sputnik News - Brussels Bombings Bring Calls for Greater Surveillance Powers
Summary: ORG quoted on gathering bulk communications data being a breach of privacy.
2016-03-18-The Register - Labour: We want the Snoopers' Charter because of Snowden
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on attitudes towards a ‘no’ vote from Labour.
2016-03-16-The Inquirer - Snoopers' Charter: IP Bill passes in parliament despite widespread criticism
Author: Stuart Sumner
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on resisting the attempts to rush the Bill through Parliament.
2016-03-15-A Medium Corporation - The Investigatory Powers Bill: Britain Wants You… To Hack Your Customers
Author: Danny O'Brien, Eva Halperin
Summary: ORG quoted on how to contact your MP to oppose the Bill.
2016-03-15– A Medium Corporation - The Investigatory Powers debate is missing one huge power: the “filter”, or police profiling engine
Author: Jim Killock
Summary: Jim Killock brings attention to “search filter” outlined in the Communications Data: Draft Code of Practice and its implications for potential abuse.
2016-03-11- Boing Boing - BRITONS: Act now to kill the Snoopers Charter
Author: Cory Doctorow
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on the implications of the Investigatory Powers Bill for companies such as Sky, BT, Google and Facebook .
2016-03-09-The Register-The Register- UN rapporteur: 'Bad example' UK should bin the Snoopers' Charter
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the effects of the Investigatory Powers Bill around the world.
2016-03-09-The Inquirer-The Inquirer- United Nations shames the UK over privacy and the Investigatory Powers Bill
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the effects of the Investigatory Powers Bill around the world.
2016-03-09-The Guardian-The Guardian- UK setting bad example on surveillance, says UN privacy chief
Author: Ewen MacAskill
Summary:Jim Killock quoted on the effects of the Investigatory Powers Bill around the world.
2016-03-02-Daily Mail-Revised spying law proposals extend police powers to access internet records
Author: Press Association
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the First Reading of the IP Bill not acknowledging concerns raised by committees scrutinising it.
2016-03-02-BBC-Surveillance law: Revised bill adds privacy safeguards
Author:
Summary: im Killock quoted on the First Reading of the IP Bill not acknowledging concerns raised by committees scrutinising it.
2016-03-01-Fortune-Fury As U.K. Makes Proposed Internet Spying Law Even More Invasive
Author: Davis Meyer
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IP Bill being one of the most draconian surveillance laws in western democracies.
2016-03-01-The Inquirer-Snoopers' Charter: Government presses ahead with 'minimally changed' IP Bill
Author: Graeme Burton
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the First Reading of the IP Bill not acknowledging concerns raised by committees scrutinising it.

February

2016-02-10-Telecom Paper-ORG welcomes ISC report on Investigatory Powers Bill
Author:
Summary: im Killock quoted on the need for a debate on bulk surveillance powers.
2016-02-09-BBC-Internet monitoring bill 'must do more to protect privacy'
Author:
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the need for a debate on bulk surveillance powers.
2016-02-09-The Next Web-UK spying watchdog is as confused as the rest of us by new surveillance bill
Author: Kirsty Styles

Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the need for a debate on bulk surveillance powers.

2016-02-09-Computer Weekly-ISC calls for more clarity in planned surveillance bill
Author: Warwick Ashford
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the need for a debate on bulk surveillance powers.
2016-02-09-The Inquirer-Snoopers' Charter: IP Bill takes another beating as ISC slams it as 'inconsistent'
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the need for a debate on bulk surveillance powers.
2016-02-01 - Bloomberg Business - UK Government Told to Revise Spy Law
Author: Jeremy Kahn
Summary: ORG mentioned
2016-02-01-Diginomica-UK surveillance bill lacks clarity where clarity is needed, say MPs
Author: Derek du Preez
Summary: ORG quoted on their evidence on ICRs submitted to the Joint Committee.
2016-02-01-IT Pro-Snooper's Charter 'could destroy customer trust in UK products'
Author: Jane McCallion
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IP Bill being bad for democracy, business and citizens.
2016-02-01-The Inquirer-Investigatory Powers Bill: MPs warn Snoopers' Charter is bad for business
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IP Bill being bad for democracy, business and citizens.
2016-02-01-Business Insider-MPs say Britain's proposed spying law is confusing and will damage UK businesses
Author: Rob Price
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IP Bill being bad for democracy, business and citizens.

January

2016-01-29-Express-Retailers are now monitoring YOUR shopping habits and transactions with the eReceipt...
Author: Rebecca Perring
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on the need for transparency why retailer collect people's emails.
2016-01-28-Telegraph-Facebook denies Belgian court privacy ruling because it used word 'cookie'
Author: Cara McCoogan
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on recommending Facebook not to challenge ruling based on its language but to respect privacy.

2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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