Nov 9th 2017

Big Brother Watch at the European Court of Human Rights – Case Summary

Big Brother Watch and Others v UK  On Tuesday, our case against UK Government surveillance was heard in the Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. It is really quite exceptional for a case to be given a full hearing – most proceedings are dealt with in writing – but this demonstrates how important […]

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Nov 3rd 2017

Big Brother Watch and Others v UK at the European Court of Human Rights

After 4 years, our case against UK Government surveillance is getting a hearing in the Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the UK intelligence agency GCHQ was running a mass surveillance and bulk communications interception programme known as TEMPORA.  UK intelligence agencies were also receiving data from […]

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Jun 14th 2017

The French-British action plan on internet security is likely to make us less, not more safe

Earlier this afternoon the Home Office published a French-British Action Plan on its website. You can read it here The “action plan” agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron outlines 4 steps for an “initiative to ensure the internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals”. Whilst […]

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Jul 28th 2016

Privacy wins as Supreme Court knock down Scotland’s totalitarian Named Person Scheme

Privacy won today in the Supreme Court in a case brought by the Christian Institute and others opposing the Named Person Scheme set to become law in Scotland next month. The Christian Institute and others took the Scottish Government to court over their proposed Named Person Scheme.  The scheme would have permitted the Scottish Government […]

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Jul 17th 2015

DRIPA “unlawful” according to High Court judgment

A year to the day that DRIPA was enacted its early demise has been confirmed in the High Court. Today’s judgment in the judicial review brought by David Davis MP and Tom Watson MP is a huge blow to the Government. The Court has found DRIPA to be unlawful, proving that rushing emergency legislation through […]

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