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Election Watch 2024

In this general election, we are holding all parties accountable, ensuring they prioritise your civil liberties.

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As the General Election gets under way, we have been engaging with all of the major political parties to urge them to adopt pro-civil liberties policies in their manifestos, and we’re tracking their policy commitments.

We’ve put together 5 key asks to protect privacy and free speech.

We want you to email your local candidates and ask them if they will pledge to support civil liberties in Parliament if they are elected.

BIG BROTHER WATCH ELECTION SCORECARD

PROTECT AGAINST FACIAL RECOGNITION NO BANK SPYING NO CENSORSHIP NO 2 ID PRIVACY FOR ALL
Ban live facial recognition in public Regulate retrospective facial recognition Reject mass bank spying Oppose mandatory invasive CBDCs Commission inquiry of gov’t counter disinformation activities Oppose mandatory ID or digital ID Guard against employer spying Champion data protection Protect the Human Rights Act 1998
Conservative
Labour
Green
Liberal Democrats
Reform

Big Brother Watch’s commitment as a strictly non-partisan campaign group means we treat all parties fairly, scrutinising each against our key asks. Read in detail about each of these asks in our General Election Briefing.

WRITE TO YOUR CANDIDATE

1: Copy the template response below

2: Paste, personalise and email your local Parliamentary candidates. Click here to find out who your local candidates are and to find their email addresses, if you aren’t sure.

You can use our template response below to get going, but please personalise it and politely express your own concerns as these are far more impactful than copy and pasted responses.

Please share this action widely!

Template Response

Subject line: Will your stand up for civil liberties?


Dear [INSERT CANDIDATES NAME],
As a candidate in my constituency at the coming general election, I am writing to you to ask that you will stand up for civil liberties if you are elected to Parliament. Over the past 5 years we have seen assaults on free speech and the right to privacy. If you are elected to represent me in Parliament I would ask that you commit to protecting our civil liberties in the following ways:

1) Protect rights from facial recognition surveillance

  1. Commit to banning live facial recognition for generalised surveillance of public spaces
  2. Commit to strictly regulating retrospective facial recognition

2) No bank spying

  1. Commit to reject mass bank spying for welfare or other purposes
  2. Oppose mandatory invasive CBDCs

3) No censorship

  1. Support an independent inquiry into the government’s counter disinformation units

4) No 2 ID

  1. Oppose mandatory ID or digital ID

5) Privacy for all

  1. Protect workers from excessive employer surveillance
  2. Support data protection standards, not water down
  3. Protect the Human Rights Act 1998

Please can you let me know your policies on these issues?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

[Your address]



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