The age verification provisions in the Digital Economy Act have been delayed. The delay represents a temporary digital rights reprieve.
The British government is wrapping up amendments to the Data Protection Bill. The Open Rights Group is wanting the government to implement stronger measures to protect consumers.
The British government has recently announced that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) will be responsible for online age verification.
While much of the focus around the FCC’s decision has been centred around the United States, the decision is being felt far beyond the countries borders.
As the clock ticks down towards passage, the Open Rights Group has blasted the Digital Economy Bill. Among the concerns, the group says it is a “privacy disaster waiting to happen”.
The hugely controversial Digital Economy Bill has cleared the third reading. As a result, it has cleared the House of Lords and will move on to the final stage.
Fears of what Brexit could actually mean in the long term are certainly high right now. While uncertainty is stoking fears of the unknown, there could be a silver lining for digital rights supporters: it may throw certain international trade agreements at risk.
By Drew Wilson Libel is often a threat for many bloggers. The fear of a lawsuit can be enough for a blog owner to just close shop and move on to other things in life. Unfortunately, for bloggers residing in the UK, that threat of legal action didn’t come from a company or an individual. […]
Despite the fact that the hugely controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA), a law that ushered in a three strikes law in the UK, the battle to try and at least tweak the law into some sense of reasonableness has been raging up to this day. The Open Rights Group were among many to file submissions […]
The UK is one of only a select few countries that have embarked on a path of creating a “Three Strikes” law where if you are accused of copyright infringement three times, you would have your Internet access cut off. While other countries have, at best, experience some problems implementing the laws and, at worst, […]