Courts and specialist tribunals have the power to rein in government and corporate data exploitation. PI invests substantial resources in pursuing court challenges designed to protect our privacy. PI also aims to be as transparent as possible with regard to how we conduct our litigation, including by making most court filings and related materials public when we're allowed to. You can read more about our cases, and access those materials, through the links below.
PI challenges the acquisition, use, retention, disclosure, storage and deletion of bulk personal datasets and bulk communications data by the UK Security and Intelligence Agencies.
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issued a landmark ruling that the UK’s mass interception program, first exposed by whistleblower Snowden in 2013, breached people’s rights to privacy and freedom of expression. This case will have an impact not only in the UK but across Europe
Our case at the European Court of Human Rights challenging UK intelligence agency conducting hacking operations outside of the UK.
The Queen on the application of Privacy International v. Investigatory Powers Tribunal (UK General Hacking Warrants)
Privacy International led landmark litigation on judicial review principles and their applicability to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal
Our case challenging the UK Government's refusal to disclose records on intelligence sharing agreements.
R (on the application of Privacy International) v. The Commissioner for HM Revenue & Customs (Gamma FinFisher Exports)
Privacy International submitted a 186-page dossier of evidence against Gamma to HM Revenue and Customs, the body responsible for overseeing the enforcement of export regulations, and called for an investigation.
Exposing and challenging a secret MI5 policy authorising informants to commit crimes in the UK
PI challenges police forces' refusal to disclose information on mobile phone surveillance.
Privacy International et al. v. FBI et al.: On 21 December 2018, Privacy International, together with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Civil Liberties & Transparency Clinic of the University at Buffalo School of Law, filed a lawsuit demanding U.S. federal law enforcement and immigration
PI legal challenge before the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the bulk communications data regime in the UK.
Privacy International, together with Liberty, challenges MI5's data-handling arrangements before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.