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Submission filed by ORG and Privacy International in DRIPA case

ORG and Privacy International have filed a second submission in the judicial review proceedings against the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA). We argue that the legislation is contrary to EU law, in particular Article 15 of the E-Privacy Directive. The intervention draws the Court’s attention to (i) the substantial and carefully calibrated EU rules in the field of data retention, (ii) the seriousness of data retention as an interference with the relevant Charter of Fundamental Rights and European Convention on Human Rights rights and (iii) the inconsistency between the relevant provisions and the strict requirements of EU law.

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ORG Cardiff: Jim Killock - Mass Surveillance, Liberty & Activism

Jim Killock, ORG's Executive Director, will talk to ORG Cardiff's local group about mass surveillance, liberty and activism. He'll say why mass surveillance is a danger to democracy and how we can work together to curb it.

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Lords should drop the Snooper's Charter and let the parties set out their views at the election

Yesterday’s Lords debate ended up with the future of the Snooper’s Charter amendments uncertain, after considerable criticism of both the process and the principle of reintroducing the Communications Data Bill into the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill. Further debate on the amendments may come back at the report stage of the Bill.

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