There is an objection that academics take too long and are behind the game. Maybe — but academic research has been critical to
@openrightsgroup's understanding of many issues and frankly is often *ahead* of the policy curve.
There's also a tendency to manipulate evidence from groups that have special interests (especially but exclusively commercial ones). This often has to be exposed and refuted through academic, robust evidence.
More: The Home Office needs to get the police, such as CTIRU at
the Met Police fully transparent and accountable, because today they are *not*.
The UK government needs to uphold the same standards as it demands.
We collect lots of evidence about
Home Office / UK Police non-transparency. For instance, they suspend .UK domains via Nominet in bulk. Statistics, we do have:
But very few of the police and regulators that suspend domains have a public policy, regarding suspensions. As far as we know, there is no oversight mechanism.
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