Bulk collection of data poses severe threat to civil liberties
12 Mar 2015

Responding to the Intelligence and Security Committee report on security and privacy published today, Index on Censorship CEO Jodie Ginsberg said:

“Index welcomes the recognition by the UK’s Intelligence and Security Committee that Britain’s surveillance laws require a complete overhaul. However, we are dismayed that the committee has accepted the premise that bulk collection of data does not constitute mass surveillance. It does. Bulk and indiscriminate collection of data poses a serious and severe threat to our civil liberties, including our rights to free expression and to privacy.”

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