Liberty UK and The Civil Liberties Trust are raising funds online to fund high-stakes litigation against the UK government over the Snoopers Charter, a mass-surveillance law that requires tech companies and telcos to retain everything you do online and hand it over to government, law enforcement, and private contractors without warrants or even minimal record-keeping.
The law's forerunner has already been ruled unconstitutional by Europe's top court, and this litigation will force a UK judicial review of this legislation, bringing it one step closer to its unmarked grave.
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Who you text, email or call. Your social media activity. Which websites you visit.
Who you bank with. Where your kids go to school. Your sexual preferences, health worries, religious and political beliefs.
Since November, the Snoopers’ Charter – the Investigatory Powers Act – has let the Government access all this intimate information, building up an incredibly detailed picture of you, your family and friends, your hobbies and habits – your entire life.
And it won’t just be accessed by the Home Secretary. Dozens of agencies – the Department for Work and Pensions, HMRC and 46 others – can now see sensitive details of your personal life.
Over 200,000 people signed a petition to stop the Snoopers’ Charter, the Government didn’t listen so we’re taking them to court and we need your help.
There’s no opt-out and you don’t need to be suspected of anything. It will just happen all the time, to every one of us.
The Investigatory Powers Act lets Government keep records of and monitor your private emails, texts and phone calls – that’s where you are, who you speak to, what you say – and all without any suspicion of wrongdoing.
The People vs the Snoopers' Charter [Liberty & The Civil Liberties Trust/Crowdjustice]
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