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I was interviewed by the Evening Standard for this article. I'm sharing some of the quotes here: 

Online Safety Bill: Last chance for House of Lords to stop mass surveillance powers

by Mary-Ann Russon 19 July 2023

"We call on the peers to stop these mass surveillance powers, reject the government's amendment and vote to support amendments that will ensure the privacy of our chats are protected,” Dr Monica Horten, Open Rights Group’s policy manager for freedom of expression, told the Standard.

"These laws have very little information, they're called skeleton laws. They have the bare bones of what they need in order to pass in Parliament but they leave a lot of stuff out to be decided later on,” Dr Horten stressed.  

“The Government is doing again with the Online Safety Bill what they did with the illegal immigration bill – the same sorts of sly manoeuvres that they have done with other bills, but because it's so technical, the bill is getting past slowly because the peers and the public don’t understand it.”

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