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Stop the Snoopers' Charter

Open Rights Group

Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

Stop the Snoopers' Charter

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This event is jointly hosted with INDEX ON CENSORSHIP.

This event will gather campaigners and activists to explore and explain the Bill in detail, with headline speaker Cory Doctorow. Civil Liberties groups will be working together to plan joint campaign actions, including a mass lobbying of MPs when the bill is published.

The “Snoopers’ Charter” - aka the Communications Data Bill - was announced in the Queen's speech in May.  The Bill proposes new powers that would allow the Government to order the collection of a lot more information about who people communicate with online. Information about our use of services like Google or Facebook would be collected and accessible too easily to those working for law enforcement. 

The Bill as it stands will lead to too much information being collected about too many people. Access to that information will be too easy. This will result in accidental or deliberate misuse of the data leading to significant privacy harms.  

The Snooper's Charter is being looked at by a committee of MPs and Lords right now. We have been telling them that we want to see the powers to collect and access communications data tightened up, not extended ever further.

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When & Where

Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Rd
EC1R London
United Kingdom

Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

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Open Rights Group

Open Rights Group is a movement of people committed to protecting our rights to privacy and free speech.  The digital age is transforming society: bringing us greater democracy, transparency and new creative possibilities. When these freedoms are under attack, the Open Rights Group is there to defend them. Founded in 2005 by 1,000 digital activists, ORG is the UK's only grassroots organisation dedicated to protecting free speech and privacy online.  We challenge threats to these rights through awareness-raising, public campaigns and legal interventions.

ORG is a non-profit company funded by donors, mostly by people like you. We depend on regular contributions to run and win our campaigns.

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