The UK’s Online Safety Bill

At the draft’s release, British Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said that the UK was showing “global leadership with our groundbreaking laws to usher in a new age of accountability for tech and bring fairness and accountability to the online world.”

On the contrary, provisions within the draft Online Safety Bill could turn the UK into an inspiration for other new repressive internet regulations around the world.

We have already seen a spike in rhetoric using online safety and security as a means to crack down on internet freedom across Asia, the region where I work with ARTICLE 19, a global freedom of expression organization, and one of the groups campaigning against the draft Bill in the UK… More here.

Bit by bit this government is taking liberties with what we hold most dear, and far too many people are not noticing.

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