A ray of sunshine for rights

January is a pretty dreary month. It’s dark, the weather is awful and everyone has given up everything fun. My ray of sunshine this week came when hundreds of people stepped up to support our court case against the Snoopers’ Charter. So far 1,538 people have donated an amazing £43,790.

Liberty is seeking a High Court judicial review of the core mass surveillance powers in the Snoopers’ Charter – and we’re asking the public to help us take on the challenge by donating via crowdfunding platform CrowdJustice.

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The People vs the Snoopers’ Charter: Liberty launches crowdfunded legal challenge to indiscriminate state spying powers in Investigatory Powers Act

10 January 2017

Liberty is launching a landmark legal challenge to the extreme mass surveillance powers in the Government’s new Investigatory Powers Act – which lets the state monitor everybody’s web history and email, text and phone records, and hack computers, phones and tablets on an industrial scale.
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As Snoopers’ Charter becomes law, our message to the Government: see you in court

The passage of the Investigatory Powers Bill through Parliament is a sad day for British liberty – but the fight does not end here.

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Blanket surveillance - everything you need to know

Today, in a victory for the battle against blanket surveillance, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled that GCHQ – the UK’s eavesdropping agency – has unlawfully intercepted and accessed the private communications of human rights groups.

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High Court to hear Liberty’s legal challenge to Government’s “emergency” surveillance law

03 June 2015

Liberty’s legal challenge to the Government’s surveillance law, on behalf of MPs David Davis and Tom Watson, will be heard by the High Court on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June.

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