MI5 “unlawfully” handled bulk surveillance data, Liberty litigation reveals

11 June 2019 — Liberty

The British security service MI5 has been unlawfully retaining innocent people’s data for years.

It also failed to give senior judges accurate information about repeated breaches of its duty to delete bulk surveillance data, and has been criticised for mishandling sensitive legally privileged material.

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Webinar: Protect Against the Snoopers’ Charter

15 April 2017 — SumOfUs

We’re holding a webinar on how to stay secure online.

Join us live to learn how to keep your personal data safe.

Under the guise of counter-terrorism, the British government last year introduced the Investigatory Powers Act (aka the Snoopers Charter) — granting itself the most far-reaching surveillance powers of any modern democratic government.

With the ability to indiscriminately record and monitor the internet use of the entire population, the bill also requires private Internet Service Providers to store our data for up to a year.

Join me live at 11am on Thursday April 27th, where I will be joined by Senior Developer Omar Sahyoun for a webinar on what we can do to protect ourselves from these measures, and keep our data safe and secure online.

Register for our webinar on staying secure online, 11am Thursday 27th April.

See you there!

Hanna,
Campaign Director

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More information:

What is the Investigatory Powers Bill and what does it mean for my privacy?, The Telegraph, 29 November 2016
How can I protect myself from government snoopers?, The Guardian, 24 November 2016

Snoopers Charter is Breaking the Law

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.

Today, the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) agreed with us: the Government is breaking the law. Continue reading