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Lee Rigby murder should not be used as excuse for an increase in state power

Yesterday, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) issued its report into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich. Despite cataloguing a number of failures, the report claims that the security services couldn’t have prevented Lee Rigby’s killing, while appearing to claim that Facebook could have.

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Open Rights Group response to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

Executive Director, Jim Killock said: “Despite the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling that…

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ISC report into Lee Rigby's murder is misleading

Reacting to today’s ISC report, the Open Rights Group said that their report into Lee Rigby's murder…


Blanket data retention does not come in “good” and “bad” forms

Yesterday’s announcement that mobile phone providers will be obliged to keep records of their customers IP addresses (and port numbers) came as no surprise. But what we need to remember is that all data retention should be subject to the same principles, conveniently outlined by the Court of Justice of the European Union.