Investigatory Powers Bill

Liberty hits crowdfunding goal to take on Snooper's Charter
Policy & legislation

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
Porn site xHamster protests Snooper's Charter
Policy & legislation

Porn site xHamster protests Snooper's Charter

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

Investigatory Powers Bill passes through Parliament

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

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
Brits fear Snooper's Charter powers that already exist
public sector

Brits fear Snooper's Charter powers that already exist

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

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
Investigatory Powers keeps security backdoors in debate
Policy & legislation

Investigatory Powers keeps security backdoors in debate

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

Police suffer 2,315 data breaches in five years

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

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
Privacy International takes Snooper's Charter to court
Policy & legislation

Privacy International takes Snooper's Charter to court

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

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
Investigatory Powers 'will cost UK £1 billion'
Policy & legislation

Investigatory Powers 'will cost UK £1 billion'

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

Home Office faces EU court battle over Snooper’s Charter

ECJ emergency hearing could shoot down Investigatory Powers Bill
29 Mar 2016
Encryption is a touchy subject for the Home Office
Encryption
Security

Encryption is a touchy subject for the Home Office

Theresa May's Modern Crime Prevention Strategy: strong on rhetoric, light on security measures
24 Mar 2016
IPB still not fit for purpose, say tech firms
Houses of Parliament
News

IPB still not fit for purpose, say tech firms

Companies and trade bodies reiterate their concerns on day of Second Reading
15 Mar 2016
GCHQ denies Investigatory Powers Bill weakens encryption
encryption

GCHQ denies Investigatory Powers Bill weakens encryption

Head of GCHQ claims encryption is not under attack, but urges tech industry co-operation
8 Mar 2016
Snooper's Charter could mean Apple vs FBI-style case in UK
News

Snooper's Charter could mean Apple vs FBI-style case in UK

Electronic Frontier Foundation warns of backdoor provisions in IPB
26 Feb 2016
Snooper’s Charter fails to protect privacy, warn MPs
public sector

Snooper’s Charter fails to protect privacy, warn MPs

Intelligence and Security Committee criticises Investigatory Powers Bill
9 Feb 2016
Snooper's Charter 'could destroy trust in UK products'
data protection

Snooper's Charter 'could destroy trust in UK products'

Investigatory Powers Bill would taint UK firms with security backdoor fears, say experts
1 Feb 2016
Privacy and security clash on Data Protection Day
Security

Privacy and security clash on Data Protection Day

Security experts say UK is in conflict over GDPR and Snooper's Charter
28 Jan 2016
WhatsApp will add encryption indicators
WhatsApp, Web app, Messaging
Mobile

WhatsApp will add encryption indicators

WhatsApp battles security fears as governments plan crackdown on messaging services
26 Jan 2016
Encryption: Hackers could access security backdoors
firewalls

Encryption: Hackers could access security backdoors

Why David Cameron is wrong about backdoors, and the Netherlands is right
7 Jan 2016
Apple mauls UK government over online surveillance
Snooping - confidential data
Policy & legislation

Apple mauls UK government over online surveillance

Cupertino urges changes to “Snooper’s Charter”
22 Dec 2015