ORG Snoopers’ Charter public toilet highlights importance of privacy

With the click of a button, the walls of the toilet turned transparent, exposing those inside.

The film aims to highlight how the Bill will give the police and security services extensive surveillance powers that could invade everyone’s privacy. Watch the film and find out more at:

The Bill, being debated in the House of Commons today, includes powers that will allow the Security Services to easily access any public or private database, with the vast majority of that data linked to people who are not suspected of any crimes – as admitted by the Government.

The intelligence services and the police will also be able to hack electronic devices and Internet Service Providers will be forced to record their customers’ web browsing history and app use. MPs are expected to vote on it on the Bill on June 7th before it is transferred to the House of Lords.

Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, said:

“While many are aware of the Bill and what it means for personal freedom, we felt that there may be some members of the public that aren’t overly concerned with their online privacy.

“We hoped that by exposing people where they are most vulnerable we could encourage a debate about how much we value privacy and how comfortable we are with others accessing personal information without our consent. Hopefully the video can do this.”

While there have been some minor amendments to improve the Bill, if passed as it stands, it will give the UK one of the most extreme and intrusive surveillance laws in any Western democracy.

Killock added: “We at Open Rights Group still find it remarkable that this Bill is heading to the Commons. We would encourage anyone with an interest in personal freedom to read up on the issues and ask how comfortable they feel with every aspect of their life being accessible in a few clicks.

“Now is the time to raise your voice and make sure that we don’t sleepwalk into a surveillance state. The stakes really are that high.”

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