He works as an activist in ICT, privacy and human rights area as follows;
Executive Board member of the Association for Progressive
Advisory Board member of the Privacy International
Advisory Editor of SURVEILLANCE
Organizer of Networkers against Surveillance Taskforce (NaST: online
Steering Committee member of Anti Surveillance Network
Board member of JCA-NET (non profit ISP)
Board member of the Japan Computer Access For Empowerment (JCAFE)
Steering Committee member of People's Study Group (PPSG)
Ogura has been taking action against wiretapping policy, ID card,
the Cyber Crime Convention and other privacy and human rights issues.
He organized several public meetings regarding these issues.
Recent books and Articles relate to ICT issues:
Toshimaru Ogura ed., ECHELON (in Japanese), Nanatumori Shokan, Tokyo,
Toshimaru Ogura ed., Privacy and Surveillance Society (in Japanese),
Impact Shuppan, 2001.
"Between applausing 'USA' and 'Japan'" (in Japanese and
Korean), Impaction, Sept 2002. This article is an critical essay regarding
violation of human rights by Japanese government security policy after
"Information Divide; Perspective from Rights to Communicate",
International Communication Association, Seoul Conference, 2002.
"CCTV and violation of privacy" (in Japanese), Gijutu To
Ningen[Technology and People], May 2002.
"General Situation of the Internet and Communication Rights Issues
in Asia", Asia Internet Rights Conference, Seoul, 2001.
"Introduction of the issue on the privacy and case study of Japan",
Asia Internet Rights Conference, Seoul, 2001.