Dec 10th 2018

Free speech on campus is under threat – and the Government’s Prevent scheme poses one of the greatest risks

Free speech on campus is under threat – and the Government’s Prevent scheme poses one of the greatest risks. The question of free speech on campus has dominated headlines, student unions, and social media. No-platforming, safe spaces and even jazz hands have become buzzwords around campus, with countless think pieces analysing the ‘student snowflake’ psyche […]

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Jun 21st 2017

Privacy, security, data protection and civil liberties in the Queen’s Speech

This morning the Queen outlined the Government’s plans for the next two years. The full text is available online here. A number of proposals relevant to privacy, security, data protection and the freedom of the internet were included. These fall under a number of headings. Digital Charter Data Protection Countering Extremism Counter Terrorism Arguably all […]

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Oct 28th 2015

Big Brother Watch join forces to Defend Free Speech

Big Brother Watch are proud to have joined forces with the Christian Institute, the National Secular Society, the Peter Tatchell Foundation, English Pen and the Manifesto Club to launch the Defend Free Speech campaign. The campaign has been created to oppose the Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs) designed to combat individuals and organisations the government define […]

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