Silkie Carlo

Silkie Carlo
Liberty
Senior Advocacy Officer

Silkie Carlo is our Senior Advocacy Officer. She leads our programme on Technology and Human Rights, advocating for the protection of rights in areas including state surveillance, new policing technologies, uses of big data, artificial intelligence and free expression online.

Liberty recently launched a landmark legal challenge to the mass surveillance powers in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

Before joining Liberty, Silkie provided technical training to journalists and lawyers at risk and worked for Edward Snowden’s official defence fund. 

Silkie is the co-author of Information Security for Journalists.

Articles by Silkie Carlo

Respect our data

Whether you have read the entire copy of the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill or just caught snippets in the news, it doesn’t take much to notice the Government is using a lot of complicated terms to legislate for mass surveillance.

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"Widespread doubts" towards the Investigatory Powers Bill

Yesterday, the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee released its assessment of the Government’s Draft Investigatory Powers Bill. Its conclusion: the legislation is confusing, even to tech experts.

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The case for targeted surveillance

Go back just a few years and it’s doubtful you or your friends expected you were being spied on – persons of interest just because you’re people. Of course, thanks to Snowden and subsequent legal challenges by Liberty and others, we now know all too well that secret surveillance of the entire population has been the status quo for over a decade.

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