Human Rights groups seek to build on historic surveillance judgement in fresh Grand Chamber appeal

Following last year’s victory in which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found the UK’s historic surveillance regime was illegal, a coalition of Human Rights groups is now asking the Strasbourg Court’s Grand Chamber to go further in its judgement. Last September, after a...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019

UK mass surveillance challenge “will go to Europe’s highest Human Rights court”

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hear Big Brother Watch and others’ case against mass surveillance by the UK Government. In September last year, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that the UK’s mass interception programmes breached the...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
Neil Cook

‘Snoopers’ Charter’ Part 2: ‘Back doors’ will not work

Today, the UK Government has outlined new legislation in the shape of the draft Investigatory Powers Bill. According to The Daily Telegraph, the Bill doesn’t plan to ban encryption services in general, but it will demand that service providers implement a ‘back door’...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015