Join us on Wednesday 19 June at 7 pm for a presentation by Amy Shepherd, the Open Rights Group's national Legal and Policy Officer, on the Government' s proposed strategy on online harms - the White Paper, current consultation and ORG's response.
The UK Government recently published proposals to address “online harms” ranging from terrorist content to cyber bullying. The new rules promise to dramatically impact social media companies (and social media users).
At a time of creeping Government control of the Internet it's time to question whether plans to make the Internet safer will come at a cost to free expression online.
Join us for a talk by Open Rights Group’s Legal and Policy Officer Amy Shepherd about an alternative rights-based approach to address online harms that will also protect the free and open Internet.
Amy will describe how the White Paper proposals don't explore in any detail how the Government will define the 'harm' that social media causes or how the Government intends to protect freedom of expression.
Amy will also tell us how to make our voices heard by responding to the Government’s public consultation on their Online Harm White Paper.
Come and join a lively discussion with ORG Norwich and other digital activists; socialise; and help plan future activities. You may want to bring your laptop, tablet, etc.
The meeting will be at THE DOG HOUSE BAR, 18 ST GEORGE'S STREET, NORWICH NR3 1BA.
Looking forward to seeing you on 19 June.