Security Minister Ben Wallace
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Home Office wins High Court judgement on maintaining powers to keep citizens safe

The Home Office has welcomed a High Court judgement upholding the lawfulness of the data retention regime outlined in the Investigatory Powers Act. The High Court handed down its judgement in favour of the Conservative Government following a legal challenge delivered by civil...
Posted On 02 May 2018
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Court of Appeal rules Government surveillance regime to be “effectively unlawful”

The Government is “breaking the law” by collecting the nation’s Internet activity and phone records and letting public bodies grant themselves access to these personal details with no suspicion of serious crime and no independent sign-off, meaning that significant parts of...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
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Over 70% of UK police forces “refuse to provide data on digital evidence gathering” states Big Brother Watch

A detailed report just published by privacy and civil liberties campaigning organisation Big Brother Watch reveals that 93% of police forces extract digital evidence from connected devices, but alarmingly a substantial 71% of those forces refuse to provide data in terms of how...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017
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71% of police forces deploy body-worn cameras, but cannot show when footage is used in court

A report published by civil liberties and privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch reveals that 71% of UK police forces have spent £22,703,235 on 47,922 body-worn cameras, but are unable to show how many guilty pleas or convictions have been obtained based on footage obtained...
Posted On 15 Aug 2017
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Liberty launches crowdfunded legal challenge to “indiscriminate state spying powers”

Liberty is launching a landmark legal challenge to the “extreme mass surveillance powers” outlined in the Government’s new Investigatory Powers Act which allows the state to monitor everybody’s web history and e-mail, text and phone records and hack computers, phones...
Posted On 10 Jan 2017
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Conservative Government’s “landmark” Investigatory Powers Bill receives Royal Assent

A “landmark” document produced by the Conservative Government which sets out and governs the powers available to the police and the security and intelligence agencies when it comes to gathering and accessing electronic communications has received Royal Assent. The Investigatory...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
Shami Chakrabarti: leaving Liberty after 12 years with the Human Rights group
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Search for new Liberty director begins as Shami Chakrabarti prepares to leave Human Rights group

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Human Rights group Liberty, has announced that she’s soon to depart after 12 years with the organisation. Chakrabarti first joined Liberty as in-house counsel on the day before the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and was appointed director...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
GCHQ's famous headquarters at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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IPT issues final ruling on GCHQ’s handling of Human Rights groups’ communications

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has issued its third and final judgement on challenges raised by Liberty, Privacy International and others as to the lawfulness of the UK’s bulk interception powers and of the intelligence-sharing arrangements between the UK and the US National...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
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“More than one-in-four British businesses suffer from security breaches” finds Vanderbilt research

A comprehensive study conducted across four European countries by YouGov on behalf of Vanderbilt reveals that more than one in four (28%) of British SMEs have suffered loss, disruption or inconvenience as a direct result of physical or cyber security breaches. While cyber...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015
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