Don't Spy On Us is calling for an end to mass surveillance in line with our six principles. We want new legislation that will mean: surveillance is only targeted at those suspected of crimes; the security agencies are accountable to our elected representatives; and judges not politicians will decide when surveillance is justified. Please sign up our principles and get updates from the campaign.
Why should I sign?
> Surveillance should be targeted at those who are suspected of crimes
> Legislation should not be rushed through parliament without a proper public debate about the state’s powers.
> 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 six 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.