Why should I sign?
> GCHQ won't tell us how much data it is collecting or for what reason
> 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 back the Don't Spy On Us 6 principles to reform surveillance.
> Parliament needs an independent inquiry, to report before the next general election, to recommend legislative reform.
> 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. Don't Spy On Us is calling for an inquiry to investigate the extent to which the law has failed and suggest 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.