European Data Protection Digest

Group Calls on Gov’t To Foster Online Rights

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

November 4, 2011

Advocates for freedom of expression and online privacy have written to the UK's foreign secretary to call for clearer online rights. A letter signed by Open Rights Group and Privacy International, among others, urges the UK government to promote citizens' rights online, eWeek reports. "The government now has an historic opportunity to support technologies that promote rather than undermine people's political and social empowerment," the letter stated. The UK this week hosted a conference on cyberspace that saw leaders from the U.S. and EU.
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