The People vs the Snoopers' Charter

By Liberty & The Civil Liberties Trust

The People vs the Snoopers' Charter

By Liberty & The Civil Liberties Trust
Liberty & The Civil Liberties Trust
Over 200,000 people signed a petition to stop the Snoopers’ Charter. The Government didn’t listen, so we’re taking them to court and we need your help.
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Liberty & The Civil Liberties Trust
Over 200,000 people signed a petition to stop the Snoopers’ Charter. The Government didn’t listen, so we’re taking them to court and we need your help.
Pledge now

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Thank you for standing with us

Jan. 10, 2017

Thanks to your wonderful generosity we have hit our initial target! 

This means we can request permission from the Court to proceed with our case against the Government. It helps us with our costs exposure, should the other side win.

If we are successful in getting through to the next stage of the case, our costs will go up considerably, so please continue to donate and share our page!

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Ever googled something personal?

Who you text, email or call. Your social media activity. Which websites you visit.

Who you bank with. Where your kids go to school. Your sexual preferences, health worries, religious and political beliefs.

Since November, the Snoopers’ Charter – the Investigatory Powers Act – has let the Government access all this intimate information, building up an incredibly detailed picture of you, your family and friends, your hobbies and habits – your entire life.

And it won’t just be accessed by the Home Secretary. Dozens of agencies – the Department for Work and Pensions, HMRC and 46 others – can now see sensitive details of your personal life.

Over 200,000 people signed a petition to stop the Snoopers’ Charter, the Government didn’t listen so we’re taking them to court and we need your help.

There’s no opt-out and you don’t need to be suspected of anything. It will just happen all the time, to every one of us.

The Investigatory Powers Act lets Government keep records of and monitor your private emails, texts and phone calls – that’s where you are, who you speak to, what you say – and all without any suspicion of wrongdoing.

It forces internet companies like Sky, BT and TalkTalk to log every website you visit or app you have used, creating a vast database of deeply sensitive and revealing information. At a time when companies and governments are under increasingly frequent attack from hackers, this will create a goldmine for criminals and foreign spies.

Your support will help us clear the first hurdle, being granted permission by the Court to proceed with our case against the Government.

It’s time we all took a stand. We’ve told the Government we’ll see them in court and we need your help to make that happen. Please donate whatever you can to fund this vital case.


Who we are 
Liberty campaigns for civil liberties and human rights in the UK. We’re entirely independent – so we can truly hold the powerful to account. Our members have been changing the law since 1934.

If you would like further information on the case, please contact membership@liberty-human-rights.org.uk 


Thank you for standing with us

Jan. 10, 2017

Thanks to your wonderful generosity we have hit our initial target! 

This means we can request permission from the Court to proceed with our case against the Government. It helps us with our costs exposure, should the other side win.

If we are successful in getting through to the next stage of the case, our costs will go up considerably, so please continue to donate and share our page!

If we don’t receive permission to proceed with the case (we are confident we will), we’ll use the funds raised for our campaigning on surveillance and digital rights - digital campaigning, raising awareness through the media, providing training on digital security, and policy work to get Parliament to stand up for our rights.

Thank you!

Jan. 10, 2017

We are overwhelmed and delighted by the generosity of our pledgers, THANK YOU!

We’ve hit our first target but there is so much more to do, please continue to donate and share and together we will challenge the most authoritarian surveillance law the world has ever known.

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