Category : Snoopers charter

Theresa May betrays our values by banning extremists from the airwaves

alt informationTheresa May’s proposals to ban radical preachers from the airwaves and block extremist websites are illiberal, impractical and may breach the UK’s commitment to human rights, Michael Harris writes.

Index responds to Theresa May comments

Theresa May's comments on the Andrew Marr Show have lead to a round of speculation around the actions that the Home Secretary will take in the wake of Woolwich, especially in regard to the shelved Communications Data Bill.

Could “snooper’s charter” stop terror attacks?

Some UK politicians have said the murder of a soldier in Woolwich, London this week demonstrates the need for greater surveillance of communications data. But would a "snooper's charter" really have made a difference? Index asked Emma Carr of Big Brother Watch and Jamie Bartlett of Demos for their views

The Queen’s speech and free speech

Padraig Reidy: The Queen's speech and free speech

The Queen's speech and free speech

Padraig Reidy: The Queen's speech and free speech

Nick Clegg kills Snooper’s Charter – for now

Padraig Reidy: Clegg kills Snooper's Charter - for now

Nick Clegg kills Snooper's Charter – for now

Padraig Reidy: Clegg kills Snooper's Charter - for now

UK “Snooper’s Charter” should be dropped

The Queen's Speech is on 8 May, and Home Secretary Theresa May is still pushing for "Snooper's Charter" to go through. Write to your MP to and let them know that the bill should be dropped.

UK “snooper’s charter” to be redrafted

The British government’s Communications Data Bill is to be redrafted after the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he would block the current bill. The bill, which would give government agencies unprecedented access to email, web and phone traffic, has been described as a “snooper’s charter” by free speech and privacy groups. Earlier today, a […]

Communications Data Bill: Setback for UK government as “snooper’s charter” slammed

Home Secretary Theresa May’s plan to store information on every citizen’s use of email, the web, and phones have been dealt a severe blow by a parliamentary committee. Padraig Reidy reports

Event Recap: Index debates the UK's "Snooper's Charter"

Marta Cooper: Debating whether we need a "snooper's charter" to safeguard our security

The return of a bad idea

Cindy Cohn is alarmed by the shift towards mass surveillance in the UK government’s "snooper's charter"