Any reform to the law on Official Secrets must provide robust protection for public interest disclosures and open justice – Lorna Woods, Lawrence McNamara and Judith Townend

28 06 2017

With the election now in the past, the wheels of government are beginning to grind again. While most eyes are on Brussels, it is important that the bright lights of Brexit do not draw attention away from other work that is resuming and ongoing. Among it, the Law Commission will continue its project that considers the revision of the laws on Official Secrets, with its final proposals expected later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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What will the UK election mean for online privacy? – Vladlena Benson

7 06 2017

The recent cyber attack that crippled the NHS demonstrated why cyber-security is a vital issue and one that can affect an entire country. The recent terrorist attack in Manchester also reminded people what’s at stake when deciding what data gathering and surveillance powers the government should have. Read the rest of this entry »





If surveillance cameras are to be kept in line, the rules will have to keep pace with technology – William Webster

17 03 2017

Image 20170314 10724 1e3fqhlIt has been said that Britain has more surveillance cameras than any other country in the world. This proliferation of CCTV cameras led the government to establish a surveillance camera commissioner responsible for overseeing their governance – the only country in the world to do so. Read the rest of this entry »





CIA hacking Q&A: can your TV spy on you and is your phone listening in? – Daniele Sgandurra

10 03 2017

WikiLeaks has released thousands of documents that appear to show how the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is able to spy on smartphones, computers and other internet-connected devices. Read the rest of this entry »





Catalogue of Cyberleagle’s Posts on Government Surveillance, 2013-2016

17 01 2017

gchq1For over two years Cyberleagle has been blogging on surveillance, a topic that cuckoo-like has grown to crowd out most other IT and internet law topics on the blog. Read the rest of this entry »