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5 items tagged “openrightsgroup”


Royal Mail: closing job search over data dispute while sacking workers. The Royal Mail have cease-and-desisted, a free postcode geocoding API which powers a number of UK open democracy sites. One of the sites is Job Centre Pro Plus, creating a perfect opportunity for an ORG press release.

# 5th October 2009, 3:39 pm / ernestmaples, freeyourdata, geocoding, openrightsgroup, postcodes, royalmail


Your guilt at work. If ten people sign up for a tenner-a-month ORG membership and send their confirmation code to Danny O’Brien, he’ll put out a special one-off issue of NTK!

# 25th July 2008, 1:11 am / danny-obrien, ntk, openrightsgroup, org

Growing the ORG community. The Open Rights Group want a fiver a month from 750 new people to support their excellent work fighting for digital civil liberties in the UK political arena. Going by their past performance this is a very worthwhile investment.

# 7th July 2008, 6:42 pm / civilliberties, digitalrights, openrightsgroup, politics

ORG verdict on London Elections: “Insufficient evidence” to declare confidence in results. Electronic voting strikes again. Also of interest: the audit conducted by KPMG can’t be published due to “commercial confidentiality”.

# 2nd July 2008, 10:36 am / audit, elections, electronicvoting, kpmg, london, openrightsgroup, org


Open Rights Group: Our first two years. ORG’s review of the past two years shows just how worthwhile a cause they have become—highlights include their hugely successful campaign against copyright term extension and their involvement in this year’s e-voting trials.

# 25th November 2007, 10:05 pm / copyright, digitalrights, elections, evoting, openrightsgroup, org