UK Open Rights Group crowdfunds mass surveillance explainer

Civil rights campaign organisation, the Open Rights Group, is running a crowdfunding campaign to try to raise £20,000 to fund a challenge to the U.K. government’s own massive PR machine which is in the midst of driving the draft Investigatory Powers bill through Parliament and onto the statute books this year.

The draft IP bill, presented to parliamentary in November — and now being interrogated by a joint select committee of MPs and Peers, due to report next month — is the U.K. government’s attempt to update and crystalize the law on surveillance powers in the post-Snowden era.


Country: UK

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: civil society, legislation, intelligence agencies, campaign, UK, surveillance, privacy, Internet

Posted on Monday 4 January 2016

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