Jan 12th 2015

BBW reaction to the JCHR report into the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill

Emma Carr, director of Big Brother Watch, said: “This report clearly shows that the Home Secretary has failed to answer a series of questions relating to the legal requirements for the blanket retention of communications.  If the Joint Committee on Human Rights is unable to get a straight answer then what hope is there for […]

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Jan 11th 2015

Response to renewed calls for the Snoopers Charter

Responding to calls to revive the communications data bill, aka the Snoopers Charter, Emma Carr, director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: “It is wholly unacceptable for this tragedy in Paris to be used as a means to call for a return of the Snoopers Charter. It is the wrong […]

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Nov 25th 2014

Reaction to the Intelligence and Security Committee Report

Renate Samson, Chief Executive of Big Brother Watch, said: “The conclusion that a failing of an unnamed technology company should determine future legislation, whilst the catalogue of errors by the intelligence agencies is all but excused, is of grave concern. “The report revealed multiple failures by the intelligence agencies to use the powers available to […]

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Nov 24th 2014

Reaction to the Home Secretary's speech to RUSI on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

Emma Carr, director of Big Brother Watch, said: “The Home Secretary’s speech today highlights that the “snoopers charter” is anything but dead and buried. “The detail in the speech has done little to quell concerns regarding the technical requirements for retention of IP addresses.  It is essential that Wednesday’s Counter Terrorism and Security Bill shows […]

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