UK intelligence forced to reveal secret policy for mass surveillance of residents’ Facebook and Google use

16 June 2014

Britain’s top counter-terrorism official has been forced to reveal a secret Government policy justifying the mass surveillance of every Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google user in the UK.

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Liberty represents global partners in privacy claim against British Intelligence Services

11 November 2013

Liberty has announced it will represent an international coalition of partner human rights organisations in a new legal claim against the British Intelligence Services over their role in the ongoing privacy scandal.

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Liberty and ACLU issue joint statement on Snowden revelations

28 October 2013

Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, and Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, issued a joint statement stating:

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Liberty issues claim against British Intelligence Services over PRISM and Tempora privacy scandal

25 June 2013

Today Liberty announced it has issued a claim against the British Intelligence Services over their suspected involvement in the PRISM and Project Tempora privacy scandal.

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International Civil Liberties Organisations’ Statement on Dragnet U.S. Government Surveillance Program

13 June 2013

In response to revelations that a U.S. government program known as “PRISM” gives the United States National Security Agency unprecedented access to the servers of major technology companies, an international group of Civil Liberties Organisations issued the following joint statement:

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A breach of trust on the grandest scale

"I really want the focus to be on these documents and the debate which I hope this will trigger among citizens around the globe about what kind of world we want to live in. My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them. They are intent on making every conversation and every form of behaviour in the world known to them. I don't see myself as a hero, because what I'm doing is self-interested: I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity. What they're doing poses an existential threat to democracy".

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The path to mass surveillance

A quick look across the Atlantic this week serves as a timely reminder that securocrat ambition for mass surveillance knows no bounds.

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Queen’s Speech 2013: Tough on tenants – but no “Snoopers’ Charter”

08 May 2013

Today Liberty responded with dismay as plans for double punishment of the vulnerable via immigration and ASBO changes were included in this year’s Queen’s Speech – but welcomed the dropping of the dreaded “Snoopers’ Charter”.

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Privacy matters

“Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence”.

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Cross-party Committee criticises Government's Snoopers' Charter plans

11 December 2012

Draft Bill pays insufficient attention to privacy and ‘goes much further than it need or should’

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