• 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.

  • December 11, 2012

    Civil liberties groups are horrorified at the sweeping snooping powers the Home Secretary would gain under the draft Communications Data Bill.

  • October 26, 2012

    The experience of being a new Facebook user prompts wider and deeper thoughts on 'friending', community and privacy for theologian Graeme Smith. Despite the promises of heavenly or earthly paradises made by ardent followers of this or that religious or political cause, all will become hellish if pluralism and therefore privacy is not protected and enhanced, he suggests.

  • June 14, 2012

    Plaid Cymru have accused the UK's coalition government of attempting to create a “surveillance state” with plans to monitor social network sites, emails and phone calls.