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Robert Craig: The Fall-out from Evans: Positioning Roszkowski and Privacy International in a Post-Evans Constitutional Landscape (Part 1)

Two recent Court of Appeal decisions raise some interesting constitutional questions about the status of Tribunals in the UK legal system. This post (in two parts) seeks to explore some of the implications and suggests that a key constitutional principle, the separation of powers, has once again been neglected. 2,138 more words

Judicial Review

Thomas Fairclough: Privacy International: Constitutional Substance over Semantics in Reading Ouster Clauses

I have previously written on this blog and elsewhere about statutory interpretation and the rule of law. In the previous blog post I stated that the idea “that the courts will not allow the executive to escape their jurisdiction is well established as part of the rule of law” and referenced, … 2,545 more words

Judicial Review

UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance

Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people. 821 more words

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Investigating a ring of snoopers...Privacy International and other campaign groups argue in court that GCHQ's mass snooping is a breach of human rights

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See  article from theguardian.com

A challenge to GCHQ’s use of non-specific warrants to authorise the bulk hacking of smartphones, computers and networks in the UK is starting at the court of appeal.The case, brought by the campaign group Privacy International (PI), is the latest twist in a protracted battle about both the legality of mass snooping and the primacy of civil courts over an intelligence tribunal that operates partly in secret.

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Privacy advocacy groups file amicus brief, raise privacy implications of Smart Meter data

“Smart meter data reveals intimate details about what is going on inside the home. The lower court made false assumptions about how smart meter technology works, and its decision is a threat to the privacy of the 57 million and counting American homes with this new technology.”

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Privacy Advocacy Groups Submit Amicus Brief Opposing Smart Meter Fourth Amendment Violations

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions 

Last week I posted an article describing how the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group (NSMA) had filed a brief with the U.S. 1,384 more words

Smart Grid, Smart Meters, And RF Emissions