Liberty's Guide to Protecting Your Rights Online

Liberty's guide to protecting your rights online

 

The Investigatory Powers Act is now law, allowing the Government to record and monitor everything you do online – all without any suspicion of wrongdoing.

Here are some simple steps you can take to protect your communications from State surveillance:

1. BROWSING THE WEB – DOWNLOAD TOR TO BROWSE ANONYMOUSLY

Download the free Tor browser to use the internet privately. Your internet provider will collect and hand over detailed records of everything you do online, but they will not be able to record or see which websites you visited using the Tor browser.

2. CALLS AND MESSAGING – USE THE SIGNAL APP TO ENCRYPT CALLS AND INSTANT MESSAGES

Download the Signal Private Messenger app (iOS and Android) – it works much like WhatsApp, but is free software and will not share your data with Facebook.

3. EMAILS – ATTEND A CRYPTOPARTY AND LEARN ABOUT EMAIL ENCRYPTION

Keep an eye on https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/support-us/whats for upcoming privacy events.

4. JOIN LIBERTY – WATCHING THEM WATCHING US

Our message to the Government about mass surveillance? See you in court.

Join us as a member, or donate to support our legal challenge.

5. SHARE OUR PRIVACY GUIDE

Please spread the message far and wide, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: we need to protect our rights.

A pdf of the guide can be found here.

The Investigatory Powers Act protects neither our security nor our privacy.  But this is by no means the end of the road. We’ll be challenging the Snoopers’ Charter in the courts and continuing to help you protect your rights.