Join us Monday 3 September for a FREE WORKSHOP with ORG legal consultant Alex Haydock about two tech projects by Open Rights Group and Projects by IF.
Data Rights Finder is a new service designed to help you take advantage of the data rights gained from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It cuts through the mind numbing jargon in leading company privacy policies so you don’t have to. Want quick, clear answers about how a company stores your data, or whether they share it with third parties? Need to know exactly who to contact to make a subject access request? Data Rights Finder has answers.
Blocked! allows you to easily check if your own (or any) website is being mistakenly blocked by default filters on major UK Internet Service Provider (ISP) broadband and mobile networks. If you identify any wrongful blocks (there are a shocking amount of these), Blocked! lets you submit an unblocking request with just a couple clicks. You’ll learn how to check local websites and help document and expose the damage done by algorithmic filters that rampantly overblock and damage free speech.
Laptops are recommended but not necessary.
Code of Conduct changed:
How to help create pleasant and safe environment
• Be aware of the kind of environment you are creating around you with your speech and actions.
• Read and abide by the harassment policy.
• Support other event attendees - if you see someone being harassed or appearing uncomfortable, ask if they're okay.
• Report incidents of harassment to ORG staff or volunteers immediately.
• Be excellent to each other - and party on!
What is harassment?
• Offensive verbal comments, including about gender, gender identity and expression, sexuality, impairment, physical appearance, body size, race, religion or political affiliation.
• Showing sexual images in public spaces.
• Intimidation, stalking or following.
• Photographing or recording someone without their permission.
• Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
• Unwanted physical contact.
• Unwanted sexual attention.
• Any other unwanted conduct which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual's dignity or creating an interrogating, degrading, hostile, offensive or humiliating environment for the person in question.
This list is not exhaustive.
What to do if you experience or witness harassment?
If you experience harassment, are not comfortable confronting a harasser, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a volunteer or a member of the event staff as soon as possible.
In some cases you may find the harassment stops if you clearly say “no” or “please leave me alone”, or walk away. We would appreciate it if a member of staff were still informed to help us identify any repeat offenders.