The Don't Spy On Us campaign calls for an inquiry to suggest new legislation that will make spies accountable to our elected representatives; put an end to mass surveillance in line with our 6 principles and to let judges not the Home Secretary decide when spying is justified.
Why should I sign?
> Surveillance should be targeted at those who are suspected of crimes
> If democracies turn a blind eye to mass surveillance, dictatorships will build ever more dystopian surveillance programmes.
> It's illegal. The international legal framework on this is clear. Mass or blanket surveillance contravenes Article 8 (the right to respect for private and family life) and Article 10 (the right to freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights.
What should I tell my MP?
> MPs should call for surveillance in line with the Don't Spy On Us 6 principles
> Judges not Ministers should sign off surveillance warrants.
> Parliament must do a better job of holding the intelligence agencies to account.
Don't Spy On Us is a coalition of the most influential organisations who defend privacy, free expression and digital rights in the UK and in Europe.
We've come together to fight back against the system of unfettered mass state surveillance that Edward Snowden exposed. Right now, the UK’s intelligence services are conducting mass surveillance that violates the right to privacy of internet users and chills freedom of expression.
The current laws haven't stopped the intelligence services expanding their reach into our private lives. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill will not restrain them – it will extend the powers of the police and security services. Don't Spy On Us is calling for new legislation that will make the spooks accountable to our elected representatives, put an end to mass surveillance in line with our 6 principles and let judges not the Home Secretary decide when spying is justified.