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Europe's Highest Court Is Stalling the UK's New Surveillance Powers

At least one agency that can request internet browsing data is holding off until the European Court of Justice settles an important case.
Joseph Cox
6.22.17
Culture

How to Make a Play About Technology as Human as Possible

'Darknet' opens this week at London's Southwark Playhouse. Playwright Rose Lewenstein and director Russell Bender discuss their creative process.
Amelia Dimoldenberg
4.12.16
uk

Police Get More Access to Citizens' Browsing Data Under Revised UK Law

The Investigatory Powers Bill entered Parliament on Tuesday, with some changes from earlier drafts.
Joseph Cox
3.1.16
uk

The UK Wants to Store Every Citizen's Browsing Data. I Tried Collecting My Own

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill would store "internet connection records" for a year.
Joseph Cox
11.19.15
News

How Will the Paris Attacks Affect the British Government's Policies?

Conservatives are already pushing to fast-track a bill that Edward Snowden has called "the most intrusive and least accountable surveillance regime in the West."
Philip Kleinfeld
11.18.15
uk

The UK Plans to Retain All Citizens' Web History

If this new bill is made into law, it will force UK internet service providers to retain the web browsing history of every customer for up to one year.
Joseph Cox
11.4.15
News

Breaking Down the UK Conservative Party's Evil-Sounding Policies

The Tories want to scrap the Human Rights Act, spy on civilians, reduce employment rights, slash subsidies for clean energy, and make it harder for Labour to win elections. Surely the intentions aren't all as bad as they sound?
Adam Forrest
5.12.15
uk

The Cut-and-Paste Attempt to Sneak Surveillance Powers into UK Law

Four Lords are trying to shoehorn parts of the failed "snoopers' charter" into another counter-terror bill.
Nicole Kobie
1.26.15
uk

The UK Appointed a Diplomat to Go After Data from US Telcos

Following the controversial DRIP legislation, the UK appoints a new special envoy to improve access to data from US companies too.
Joseph Cox
9.22.14
Power

Politicians Didn't Bother Showing Up to Debate the UK's 'Emergency' Data Law

While everyone was talking about the Cabinet reshuffle, the DRIP bill passed through the House of Commons.
Joseph Cox
7.16.14
uk

The UK Is Rushing Emergency Surveillance Laws to Keep Its Grip on Citizens' Data

Despite (and because of) a European ruling that found previous data retention measures were too invasive.
Joseph Cox
7.10.14