European Court of Human Rights to hear landmark challenge to UK Government mass surveillance

06 November 2017

The case is the latest stage in a protracted effort from the organisations to challenge the UK’s extremely wide-ranging surveillance powers following startling revelations by the US whistleblower Edward Snowden. 

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Why we're part of a coalition of human rights organisations taking on the UK Government's mass surveillance regime

Next week brings a watershed moment in the battle to protect our privacy rights and the rule of law against mass government surveillance.

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A clear message to our Government: your Snoopers' Charter will breach British people’s fundamental rights

Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe has delivered a forceful opinion which should cause the Government to seriously consider revising the Investigatory Powers Bill currently before Parliament – or face the prospect of further legal challenges.

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Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: Liberty calls for full redraft as Committee report highlights major concerns

11 February 2016

Liberty is urging the Government to pause and undertake a full redraft of its landmark surveillance legislation in the light of growing concern from cross-party MPs, technology experts and rights campaigners that no operational case has been made for the unprecedented powers it proposes.

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Tracking, hacking and lip-service to safeguards: Liberty’s analysis of the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

04 November 2015

  • Bill contains extensive new powers to track and hack – but few privacy safeguards
  • Liberty launches eight-point Safe and Sound plan for a secure and private Britain

The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill contains sweeping new powers for public bodies to track and hack British people’s communications – while failing to include the most basic privacy safeguards.

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Government appeals High Court judgment that ruled DRIPA surveillance legislation unlawful

22 October 2015

The Government’s appeal against a High Court judgment that ruled its surveillance legislation unlawful will be heard today and tomorrow (22 and 23 October). The Government is challenging the July 2015 ruling, which upheld a challenge to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) brought by MPs David Davis and Tom Watson, represented by Liberty. 

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