Did you know that when you take a flight your personal data land on the desk of a local government agency?
Under a European Directive, EU governments collect sensitive data of air passengers. Liberties member the Society for Civil Rights is taking legal action against this mass surveillance, which has now reached the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Civil rights and liberties extend beyond borders: Germany’s highest Constitutional Court declares that the Federal Intelligence Service’s practice of worldwide mass surveillance is unconstitutional.
Privacy is a fundamental right that belongs to each and every one of us. Governments aren’t allowed to violate it whenever it pleases them. If the authorities want to spy on someone, they should need to get permission to do so.
The latest version of the European Commission's white paper on AI does not specify a temporary ban on remote facial recognition.
We all want the freedom to go about our daily lives without being spied on.
Last year, the EU Commission proposed making fingerprints on national identity cards mandatory.
A new study on legal safeguards against bulk surveillance regimes urges for more judicial oversight in protecting civil rights. The study by technology thinktank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung argues that the recent...
The European Court of Human Rights has brought a decision of key concern to the collection of data in Europe. The ECHR has declared that the mass surveillance by the United Kingdom violated the rights to privacy and family life.
British spy agencies GCHQ, MI5, and MI6 unlawfully collected data on UK based NGO Privacy International (PI), which has since written to the UK’s home secretary calling for action against spy agencies. The revelation...