The U.K.'s intelligence services can process 21 petabytes of data per day – that's 39 billion pieces of information that could be the private data of any citizen. This mass surveillance violates privacy and chills free speech across the globe.
The current laws haven't stopped GCHQ, the U.K.'s intelligence services, from expanding their reach into private lives. The Don't Spy On Us campaign calls for an inquiry to suggest new U.K. legislation that will make spies accountable to elected representatives, to put an end to mass surveillance in line with the six principles below, and to let judges – not the home secretary – decide when spying is justified.
Join the campaign now and take action against mass state surveillance!
The Six Principles
- No surveillance without suspicion
- Transparent laws, not secret laws
- Judicial not political authorisation
- Effective democratic oversight
- The right to redress
- A secure web for all
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Don't Spy On Us is a coalition of organisations that defend privacy, free expression and digital rights in the U.K. and in Europe:
Big Brother Watch
Open Rights Group