24 February 2017 — Open Media
Can you imagine doing this at the airport? You take off your shoes, put your liquids in the x-ray tray… and then hand over your unlocked phone to a border agent for them to look through?
In the U.S., a disturbing proposal is on the table: Key U.S. politicians want to force every single traveller crossing the border to hand over their digital devices, unlock them, and provide their social media passwords.1
16 February 2017 — Statewatch
EU border agency targeted “isolated or mistreated” individuals for questioning
Guidelines produced for border guards participating in an EU joint operation instruct the targeting of “migrants from minority ethnic groups, and individuals who may have been isolated or mistreated during their journey, as such people are often more willing to talk about their experiences.” 
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14 February 2017 — 38 Degrees
The Government’s legal advisers have revealed plans to lock up people who expose things like human rights abuses. They could face prison sentences of up to 14 years. Under these terrifying new laws, even journalists could face charges just because they were sent certain information. 
5 January 2016 — http://www.statewatch.org/
You can also access as a pdf file here: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2017/jan/email-5-1-17.pdf
ANALYSES, BRIEFING & VIEWPOINT:
1. Eurodac: Member States want wider police access to biometric database despite most never use it
2. The EU’s military mission against Mediterranean migration: what “deterrent effect”? :
3. Viewpoint: Migration, EU Cooperation and Authoritarianism
4. The visible hand: the European Union’s Security Industrial Policy
5. A missed opportunity to open up secret trilogue decision-making in the EU
21 December 2016 — Liberty
The Government IS breaking the law by indiscriminately collecting the nation’s internet activity and phone records – meaning significant parts of its new Snoopers’ Charter are effectively unlawful.
When Liberty, representing Tom Watson MP, launched a legal challenge two years ago, it was because we believed the Government’s surveillance practices were breaching our human rights.
23 November 2016 — SevenStories Press
Back in the spring of 2016, an intrepid ACLU voting rights expert in California named Lori Shellenberger was able to help inform state legislators of the dangers of a new computer program against voter fraud called Interstate Crosscheck. The program claimed to identify people who were voting in more than one state. What it really did was remove hundreds of thousands of mostly minority voters from the rolls. Shellenberger was able to expose it for what it was, and California did not become one of the participating states.
17 November 2016 — Liberty
And it’s a sad day for what was left of our democracy. The new Act is overtly incompatible with human rights law and Liberty say they will take the government to court, hopefully before the government pulls us out of European Human Rights legislation.
11 November 2016 — OpenMedia
For the last year we’ve worked together to ensure that the huge new copyright law in the EU doesn’t crush our free expression online. But when the proposal finally came out last month, it confirmed our worst fears: The Link Tax is still alive.
The European Commission came up with some of the worst copyright rules in the world. On top of plans to charge fees for links with snippets of text, they added new requirements for websites to monitor and censor content we upload. 
14 September 2016 — OpenMedia
The EU Commission has officially released some of the worst copyright laws in the world, including unprecedented new Link Tax powers for publishing giants.1, 2
Earlier today, the Commission presented these new rules to the world. Over the past few weeks, leaks suggested the rules were worse than originally feared,3 and today’s announcement proved it. We have to stop this now.
1 September 2016 — OpenMedia
Breaking Leak: The European Commission have chosen to ignore all the evidence and propose a copyright law that includes a nightmare version of the link tax, and a host of other ideas that only favour Big Media lobbyists.
24 August 2016 — OpenMedia
This is unreal. Yesterday, we asked you to tell the EU Commission to abandon plans for the link tax by sharing hard-hitting social media images.
Thanks to you, later the same day, the EU Commission responded to our campaign on Twitter, saying “The @EU_Commission does not have any plans to tax hyperlinks.” But here’s the problem: they’ve rebranded the link tax from ‘ancillary rights’ to so-called ‘neighbouring rights’.
They’re feeling the pressure, but why should we believe them? They’ve tried to disguise the link tax before, and they’re not gonna slip it passed us this time either.