Published in: openDemocracyUKWriters silenced by surveillance: self-censorship in the age of big data
We asked Scottish writers how online surveillance has impacted on their work. The answers we got were shocking
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled against the UK government, but will they listen?
The court has ruled that the indiscriminate retention of electronic communications data by governments is incompatible with a modern democracy. But what will this mean following the Brexit vote?
What we talk about when we (can’t) talk about mass surveillance
As the UK's draft Investigatory Powers Bill makes its way towards being made law, we need to say something now. If we are not careful, when we do open our mouths, a jail cell may be waiting.
The cost of silence: mass surveillance & self-censorship
The true impact of mass surveillance on media freedom can be felt in the moments when writers hesitate to conduct internet searches. With every pause, there will be something missed, something underreported, an opportunity to question lost.