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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Blanket surveillance - everything you need to know

Today, in a victory for the battle against blanket surveillance, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled that GCHQ – the UK’s eavesdropping agency – has unlawfully intercepted and accessed the private communications of human rights groups.

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“Undemocratic, unnecessary and – in the long run – intolerable”: Government reviewer condemns Britain’s snooping laws

11 June 2015

Liberty has welcomed the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s call for a fundamental overhaul of the laws governing State surveillance.

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Liberty responds to ISC report on mass surveillance

12 March 2015

Responding to the Intelligence and Security Committee report on mass surveillance, Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti said:

“The ISC has repeatedly shown itself as a simple mouthpiece for the spooks – so clueless and ineffective that it’s only thanks to Edward Snowden that it had the slightest clue of the agencies’ antics."

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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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Don't Spy On Us

Enough! It’s time to fight back against out-of-control state surveillance. Liberty has joined the Don’t Spy On Us coalition – a group of organisations defending privacy, free expression and digital rights. We’ve come together to combat the breathtaking, unfettered surveillance exposed by Edward Snowden.

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No Snoopers' Charter - Stop Comms Data Bill

Campaigning for an end to blanket surveillance of the entire population.

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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Detention of journalist’s partner highlights the scandal of Schedule 7

19 August 2013

On Sunday, David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, was detained for 9 hours at Heathrow airport. He was questioned under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and freed only when officers reached the legal time limit for either arresting or releasing him. His electronic equipment was confiscated and he had no access to publicly funded legal advice.

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