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Two years after Snowden, governments resist calls to end mass surveillance

Date: 
4 June 2015

PRIVACY INTERNATIONAL & AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

Governments must accept they have lost the debate over the legitimacy of mass surveillance and reform their oversight of intelligence gathering, Privacy International and Amnesty International said today in a briefing published two years after Edward Snowden blew the lid on US and UK intelligence agencies’ international spying network.

After legal claim filed against GCHQ hacking, UK government rewrite law to permit GCHQ hacking

Date: 
15 May 2015

 

The Government has quietly ushered through legislation amending the anti-hacking laws to exempt GCHQ from prosecution. Privacy International and other parties were notified of this just hours prior to a hearing of their claim against GCHQ's illegal hacking operations in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.

STATEMENT ABOUT THE MOROCCAN GOVERNMENT'S INTIMIDATION OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Date: 
13 May 2015

 

Privacy International is alarmed by the Moroccan Ministry of Interior's reaction to our report, 'Their Eyes on Me'. State news agency MAP reported on Friday that the Moroccan Ministry of Interior has initiated an investigation into “a group behind a report that allegedly accuses the intelligence services of spying on right activists and journalists.”

This is a politically motivated act of intimidation designed to silence civil society and stifle legitimate criticism of the Moroccan government.

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