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Big Brother Watch begins “landmark legal challenge” to police use of facial recognition surveillance technology

Privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch and Baroness Jenny Jones have issued proceedings in the High Court in a crowdfunded legal challenge to the Home Secretary and the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of what it describes as “Orwellian” facial recognition...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Cardiff man receives go-ahead for legal challenge to police use of facial recognition technology

Cardiff resident Ed Bridges has been given the go-ahead to begin the first legal challenge to a UK police force’s use of automated facial recognition (AFR) technology in what will be a critical nationwide test of the state’s power to deploy radical biometric surveillance methods....
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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Big Brother Watch launches legal challenge to “dangerously authoritarian” facial recognition cameras

Big Brother Watch has launched a landmark legal challenge to the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of real-time facial recognition cameras. The organisation has joined forces with Parliamentarian Baroness Jenny Jones to urge Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Cressida Dick,...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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Liberty receives green light to challenge Government’s ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ in High Court

The High Court has granted Liberty permission to challenge part of the Government’s “extreme” mass surveillance regime with a judicial review of the Investigatory Powers Act. Liberty is challenging the mass collection of everybody’s communications data and Internet...
Posted On 01 Jul 2017
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Liberty begins legal proceedings in landmark ‘People versus Snoopers’ Charter’ challenge

Civil freedoms champion Liberty has issued a landmark legal challenge against what it calls the Government’s “extreme mass surveillance” regime, thereby setting in motion a judicial review of the Investigatory Powers Act. The organisation is challenging the...
Posted On 28 Feb 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