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Liberty’s challenge to UK state surveillance powers reveals shocking failures

A legal challenge to the UK’s controversial mass surveillance regime has revealed shocking failures by the main state intelligence agency, which has broad powers to hack computers and phones and

Europe’s highest human rights court to hear challenge to UK’s bulk surveillance regime

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has agreed to hear a legal challenge to the use of bulk data collection surveillance powers by U.K. intelligence agencies. Last September

UK’s mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR

In another blow to the UK government’s record on bulk data handling for intelligence purposes the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that state surveillance practices violated human

UK surveillance regime dealt another blow in court

The UK government has suffered yet another defeat in the courts over a surveillance regime that critics have dubbed a ‘Snooper’s charter’. Today the UK High Court agreed with several

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.

Australia wants Five Eyes to squeeze tech firms on encryption

The political rhetoric against strong encryption continues to crank up. Reuters reports today that Australia will be pushing for greater powers for countries to tackle the use of encrypted messaging s

Could the UK be about to break end-to-end encryption?

Once again there are indications the UK government intends to use the law to lean on encryption. A report in The Sun this week quoted a Conservative minister saying that should the government be re-el

UK surveillance law still fuzzy on decryption rules for comms providers

A little more detail has emerged about how a key component of the controversial U.K. surveillance law (the Investigatory Powers Act, which was passed at the end of last year) is likely to function --

Brits afraid for their personal data under President Trump, poll finds

Few will need reminding today is the day Donald Trump gets sworn in as president of the US. But it's not just millions of Americans worried for their future under a Trump administration: four out of f

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.

Yes, the U.K. now has a law to log web users’ browsing behavior, hack devices and limit encryption

2016 has been a very good year to bury very bad news. And political distractions perhaps explain why a bill that has been described as the most extreme surveillance legislation ever passed in a democr