Inside the post-Edward Snowden legal challenges

Big Brother Watch Team / June 21, 2023

10 years ago, the Guardian first published the groundbreaking disclosures that the UK’s foremost spying agency GCHQ was secretly gaining access to and exploiting the world’s online communications.

This was only possible because Edward Snowden, an NSA contractor, bravely walked out of his place of work with a thumb drive of documents exposing the full scale of governments’ public surveillance – the extent of which was unimaginable.

Alongside MPs and privacy campaigners, this video explains how we took action against the government in response to Snowden’s leaks.

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00:00 Intro
00:56 Caroline Lucas MP & Baroness Jones v Security Services (2015)
03:30 David Davis MP & Tom Watson v Home Secretary
07:56 Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom
10:33 Privacy International
14:34 Liberty