Introducing Big Brother Watch’s new director, Nick Pickles.
Commenting on his appointment, Nick said:
“I am delighted to be joining Big Brother Watch at a critical time for civil liberties in Britain, taking forward the excellent work of the team in recent years. It is an exciting challenge to play a role in holding the Government to account and ensuring the creep of the state does not trample over yet more individual rights.
“After a year in office, the Coalition’s early rhetoric on redressing the last Government’s authoritarian policies has all too often not been matched with action. A desire to restrict the internet and monitor the communications of individuals is the latest in a line of policy areas that fails to protect the rights of law-abiding citizens and in the coming months and years I look forward to ensuring Big Brother Watch remains a leading voice in these debates.”