Friday, 11 July 2014


It’s been a big week for autocratic policy making by the British Government. and if you are in the UK and fancy shouting about it here’s your chance. ORG (Open Rights Group) are putting together a national day of action on Saturday the 12th of July (tomorrow).

If you fancy taking part the details are here:

And here’s a little primer on what’s been going on…

How will TTIP damage our digital rights?

• TTIP is looking to be an ACTA 2.0 with the US government pushing for extremely restrictive copyright laws.

• TTIP will provide data-driven corporations, such as Facebook and Google, with the power to override positive EU data protection laws.

• The Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) section of TTIP enables corporations to sue governments for establishing laws which could harm their international investments. Laws which protect our digital rights, such as the current EU data protection laws, may well be attacked or blocked.

• The treaty has been shrouded in secrecy, with corporate lobbyists and politicians trying to hurry it through, making the negotiation process entirely opaque and undemocratic.

Maybe see you there?

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