Human rights and the future of surveillance

I spoke on this subject to the Human Rights Law Association on 25 October, at a meeting held to consider the effect of the 13 September 2018 Big Brother Watch judgment of the first section of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.  My slides, which focussed on the utility and lawfulness of bulk investigatory powers (sometimes referred [...]

By | 2018-10-26T11:55:35+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Blog, Featured, Law, Security|0 Comments

CJEU judgment in Watson/Tele2

This post, composed immediately after judgment was handed down in this important case on 21 December 2016, encapsulates my reaction to it.   Its possible implications for the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, for the other “bulk powers” used by UK intelligence agencies and others, for the developing case law of the European Court of Human Rights and [...]

By | 2017-07-26T11:16:50+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Blog, KEEPING, Security|Comments Off on CJEU judgment in Watson/Tele2