Category - privacy

  • November 30, 2017

    The Home Secretary has proposed changes to the new Investigatory Powers Act in response to a successful legal claim brought by Tom Watson MP, but Liberty says the proposals only partially comply with the landmark judgment.

  • November 7, 2017

    The case, described as "a watershed moment for people’s privacy and freedom of expression across the world”, is the latest stage in a protracted effort to challenge the UK’s extremely wide-ranging surveillance powers.

  • October 25, 2017

    A clause in the Government’s new data protection law would create a two-tier, racially discriminatory data protection regime and undermine millions of people’s privacy rights, campaigners have warned.

  • July 27, 2017

    United States surveillance laws and programmes are so broad and contain such weak safeguards that they render the EU-US Privacy Shield invalid, Human Rights Watch said yesterday in a briefing and letter to the European Commission, published jointly with Amnesty International.

  • April 5, 2017

    A recent legislative amendment requires activists and journalists reporting on government corruption in Ukraine to file public declarations of their personal assets, Human Rights Watch said today. The new requirement is vague and could be used to deter or punish investigative journalists and partners of anti-corruption nongovernmental groups for doing their job.

  • November 6, 2015

    Liberty has responded to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, saying it contains sweeping new powers for public bodies to track and hack British people’s communications – while failing to include the most basic privacy safeguards.

  • June 14, 2015

    Liberty has welcomed the call of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation for a fundamental overhaul of the laws governing State surveillance.

  • April 14, 2015

    Liberty has filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights against the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling that UK intelligence agencies’ mass surveillance activities are legal.

  • January 3, 2015

    The terms of citizenship and social life are rapidly changing in the digital age and no issue highlights this better than privacy.

  • June 16, 2013

    The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has said reports that GCHQ are gathering intelligence from phones and online sites should not concern people who have nothing to hide. Hague's refusal – on security grounds of course – to either confirm or deny the UK's links with the US Prism secret surveillance programme is a source of further disquiet.