As a parliamentary candidate, how can you push back on mass surveillance?

Here's a guide for prospective parliamentary candidates on what the Don't Spy On Us campaign and our members are calling for in the next parliament.

Our initial thoughts on Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee report

The Don't Spy On Us campaign's initial thoughts on Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee report ‘Privacy and Security: A modern and transparent legal framework'

UK Parliament’s Intelligence Committee says reform needed after Snowden revelations

Today’s report by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) into the Snowden revelations has admitted for the first time that wholesale reform of the law covering GCHQ and the intelligence agencies is needed after May’s general election.

Cameron and Encryption

David Cameron put surveillance onto the agenda for the General Election earlier this week. In response to the atrocities committed in Paris against Charlie Hebdo journalists.

Reforming surveillance policy paper

Today the Don’t Spy on Us coalition publish a policy paper in which we set out the case for reforming surveillance in the UK.

Don't Spy On Us at party conference season

We'll be at the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat conferences this autumn. Our events at the Labour conference in Manchester and at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow are open to anyone so come along if you can!

Don't Spy On Us: Surveillance, where do you draw the line?
Sunday 21 September, 6.30pm

Briefing on the fast-track Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

Liberty, Privacy International, Open Rights Group, Big Brother Watch, Article 19 and English PEN briefing on the fast-track Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

Don't call this the surveillance status quo – it's a cross-party stitch-up

Instead of debate, we've had the usual scare tactics, Mike Harris writes for The Independent.

Don’t Spy On Us joins global demand to end mass surveillance

Don’t Spy On Us has joined together with over 63 civil society groups worldwide to demand that the UN does more to protect free expression and privacy online. In a joint oral statement at the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), Don’t Spy On Us founding members ARTICLE 19, Big Brother Watch, English PEN, Liberty, Open Rights Group, and Privacy International, joined others in rejecting mass surveillance as disproportionate and contrary to fundamental human rights.

Don't Spy On Us responses to ECJ ruling on the Data Retention Directive

A number of the groups behind the Don't Spy On Us campaign have welcomed today's declaration by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that the Data Retention Directive is invalid and no longer legally binding.

The Court found that the Directive severely interferes with the fundamental rights to respect for private…

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