Jan 21st 2019

Universal Credit, benefits and automated risk scores – are you affected?

As part of our investigation into automated decision making in the welfare system, we are interested in hearing from anyone who may have been subject to an unfair automated decision in their Universal Credit and/or other benefits applications. If you have been affected, please email us: info@bigbrotherwatch.org.uk If you would like find out how your […]

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Jan 17th 2019

Fighting For Our Freedoms in 2019

Happy New Year! Thanks to your support, we had some major successes in 2018. Here’s a look back at the highlights, as we prepare for the big challenges to come in 2019. FIGHTING MASS SURVEILLANCE In September 2018, UK mass surveillance was ruled unlawful in a landmark judgment by the European Court of Human Rights. This […]

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Jul 30th 2018

No – We Still Don’t Want ID Cards

It is disappointing to see Policy Exchange’s attempt to revive the tired and failed idea of a national ID scheme. The British public has made clear time and time again that we don’t want ID cards, ID numbers, or centralised databases of highly sensitive information about us. A national ID scheme would be dangerous, expensive, […]

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Dec 13th 2017

Government reveal police powers “policy” on facial recognition, in letter to Science and Technology Committee

The Science and Technology Committee have today published a letter sent to them from Baroness Williams on behalf of the Government. Thanks to the publication we have learned that the Government have given the police operational powers to use facial biometrics and facial recognition systems as a policy decision. In the letter Baroness Williams states […]

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Dec 5th 2017

Review of security and intelligence services proposes using algorithms and increasing bulk personal datasets to catch terrorists

The Home Office has today published an independent review of how UK intelligence services dealt with information about the individuals responsible for a spate of terrorist attacks earlier this year. The report by the ex-Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, David Anderson QC, examines what MI5 and the National Counter Terrorism Police Headquarters knew about those […]

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