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Government 'must be held to account' over Snooper's Charter

Gov should be given until April to make changes to the Investigatory Powers Act, court told
1 Mar 2018
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Human rights court probes UK's spying practices

Privacy groups argue bulk data collection breaches Article 8 in landmark court case
8 Nov 2017
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Liberty wins right to challenge Snooper’s Charter

Campaign group's crowdfunded challenge gets High Court go-ahead
30 Jun 2017
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UK government's draft spying powers get leaked online

Open Rights Group lifts curtain on Home Office's secretive consultation
5 May 2017
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The government needs to abandon its war on WhatsApp

Encryption might seem like an easy target, but mess with it at your peril
27 Mar 2017
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Tech reaction: Amber Rudd, encryption backdoors won't work

Experts warn that banning encryption leaves UK open to hackers
27 Mar 2017
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The fight against the Investigatory Powers Bill isn't over

The Snooper's Charter may have been struck down - but it will be back
27 Feb 2017
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Liberty hits crowdfunding goal to take on Snooper's Charter

Campaign group raises £40,000 to finance legal challenge against the government
12 Jan 2017
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EU court ruling says Snoopers Charter may be illegal

A legal challenge brought against DRIPA could take out its successor
21 Dec 2016
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Porn site xHamster protests Snooper's Charter

xHamster pushes visitors to sign anti-surveillance petition
9 Dec 2016
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Investigatory Powers Bill passes through Parliament

Now only Royal Assent is required to enshrine Snooper's Charter in UK law
17 Nov 2016
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GCHQ, MI5 M16 "unlawfully" collected data for over a decade

Tribunal rules GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 surveillance breached Article 8 of the ECHR
17 Oct 2016
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Brits fear Snooper's Charter powers that already exist

General public unaware of existing police powers to spy on the public
29 Jul 2016
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IP Bill: Expect less scrutiny now Theresa May is in charge

Experts predict Theresa May's rise to PM will give the Snooper's Charter an easier ride
15 Jul 2016
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Investigatory Powers keeps security backdoors in debate

Encryption backdoors survive proposed House of Lords amendments
15 Jul 2016
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Police suffer 2,315 data breaches in five years

Big Brother Watch argues police cannot be trusted with more personal data
5 Jul 2016
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House of Lords hits out at Snooper's Charter

Privacy and practicality worries could give the IP Bill a rough ride through the upper house
28 Jun 2016
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FBI can hack computers with no warrant, US court rules

No warrant was needed in child abuse case, even though one was obtained
24 Jun 2016
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Investigatory Powers Bill proceeds to House of Lords

House of Commons passes Snooper’s Charter despite privacy concerns
8 Jun 2016
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Privacy International takes Snooper's Charter to court

Campaign group files for judicial review of Investigatory Powers Bill's cornerstone policy
10 May 2016
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Campaigners reveal government's secret spying regime

Intelligence services have had access to people's health, financial and communication data for 15 years
21 Apr 2016
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Investigatory Powers 'will cost UK £1 billion'

Setting up the Snooper's Charter will dwarf government estimates of £174m, warn campaigners
30 Mar 2016
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Home Office faces EU court battle over Snooper’s Charter

ECJ emergency hearing could shoot down Investigatory Powers Bill
29 Mar 2016