civil liberties

UK keeps up its legal losing streak over mass surveillance

Yet another defeat in the courts for the UK government's use of mass surveillance as an indiscriminate and, as it frequently turns out, unlawful investigatory tool.

European MEPs want to ban states from backdooring encryption

The European parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has put forward a proposal that would amend the EU's charter of fundamental rights to extend privacy rights to t

Facebook tells developers to not use data for surveillance

In response to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Color of Change and the Center for Media Justice, Facebook announced today that it will clarify its developer policy to explicitly proh

Liberty is crowdfunding a legal challenge to UK surveillance law

Civil liberties group Liberty has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund a U.K. High Court challenge to the bulk powers contained within a new domestic surveillance law.

Why Obama Was Never Going To Be A Civil Liberties Champion

Barack Obama was never going to be a champion of civil liberties; he leads a very old and quickly growing strain of the Democratic party that prioritizes the collective good over individual rights. Th