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Thursday 20th December 2012 | 12:54
Open Rights Group press release
Reacting to David Cameron's policy statement in the Daily Mail, Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, said:
"Last week, the Department for Education made some broad and sensible suggestions about parental controls for the internet. That was based in the evidence from experts, parents and industry. Five days later, the Prime Minister has confused everyone with his efforts to satisfy the Daily Mail's editorial whim.
"This is now a real muddle.
"Parents should be supported making their own decisions about how best to protect their children. There are plenty of services available to help them do this. Government departments, driven by newspaper campaigns, shouldn't make those decisions for them.
"We will be asking for clarification as soon as possible. But this reflects extremely badly on the way the government is running its business."