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Our victories

Defamation Reform amendments protect free expression online

In 2017 the Scottish Law Commission proposed reforming the law of Defamation in Scotland, updating a law that had been untouched since 1996.
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Scotland votes to create a Biometrics Commissioner

After years of campaigning for proper oversight of sensitive biometric data, Open Rights Group (ORG) is delighted to see the Scottish Parliament have voted to create a Scottish Biometrics Commissioner.
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Electronic voting held at bay in Scotland

In the wake of years of campaigning by Open Rights Group, trials for electronic voting in Scotland are no longer imminent.
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Police Scotland reject facial recognition technology

In 2020 Police Scotland shelved plans to deploy facial recognition technology after an investigation by the Justice Sub-Committee on Policing concluded the technology was “not fit” for use because of how it discriminates based on gender and race.
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