Policy

September 05, 2017 | Matthew Rice

Response to Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill 2017

Open Rights Group's response to The Scottish Law Commission's consultation on the Defamation and Malivious Publication (Scotland) Bill 2017

August 07, 2017 | Matthew Rice

Submission to Scots Law Commission 10th Reform Programme - with Scottish PEN

A joint submission from Open Rights Group and Scottish PEN suggesting Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to be reviewed in The Scottish Law Commission's 10th reform programme.

July 19, 2017 | Matthew Rice

Response to Call for Views on NHS Scotland's Digital Health and Social Care Strategy - with medConfidential

Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee called for views on NHS Scotland's Digital Strategy. Open Rights Group and medConfidential together raised concerns about the past, the present, and the fast approaching future.

February 19, 2015 | Jim Killock

The Scottish National ID Database—your questions answered

The proposal to create a Scottish National Identity Database has profound implications, but these are barely discussed in the Scottish Government’s consultation document. Here we set out the concerns.

February 02, 2015 | Javier Ruiz

A national ID system by the backdoor: the NHSCR Scotland Consultation

The Scottish Government and National Records of Scotland (NRS) are consulting on proposals to change regulations created under the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006. We are opposed to these proposals in principle, as they would consolidate a national identity system for Scotland, with far reaching implications. A change of this significance should require primary legislation.

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