- DSOU coalition has ended
Members of the Don't Spy on Us coalition have agreed that they will no longer work together as a formal coalition.
The group came together following revelations by NSA contractor Edward Snowden that showed the UK and US governments were engaged in the mass surveillance of their own citizens and people around the world.
DSOU called for an independent inquiry into mass surveillance by the UK Government and set out six principles for targted surveilance. The group worked together to campaign to modify powers in the investigatory Powers Act, which gave the UK the most extreme law to be found in a democracy.
Following the passing of this law, the DSOU has decided that the coalition is no longer the most effective way to challenge this law. Member organisations will continue to work with each other to push back against mass surveillance in the UK.