Big news this week was the EU ruling against mass surveillance powers – coming just after the Government has passed a new law dubbed ‘the Snooper’s Charter’ giving it huge new mass surveillance powers.
The Government will now have to re-think how it balances the human right to personal privacy with protecting national security.
Enjoy the newsletter and Happy Holidays to all from the RightsInfo team!
The week in headlines
- In Major Privacy Victory, Top EU Court Rules Against Mass Surveillance [The Intercept] [RightsInfo] [Liberty]
- UK: Victims in first lawsuit over modern slavery & human trafficking against British company win substantial compensation [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre]
- FTSE 100 human rights reporting declines despite risk rises [Financial Director]
- UK government wins right to keep Omagh documents sealed [ITV News]
The week at RightsInfo
- Will Mr Lee Be Able To Have His Gay Cake And Eat It? [RightsInfo]
- The Huge New European Court Data Spying Judgment In Plain English [RightsInfo]
- Fundamental Rights Are Not A Brexit Bargaining Chip – Human Rights Committee Tells Government [RightsInfo]
- Top Human Rights Quotes Of The Day 2016 [RightsInfo]
- The Law Changed But The Sentence Stayed The Same [RightsInfo]
The week in Twitter
— Ben Earwicker (@BenEarwicker) December 18, 2016
— HRCS (@HRCScotland) December 22, 2016
Lucid and succinct. Also, I hope someone put lipstick on that bullhorn. https://t.co/K0XruxMCbz
— Dave Dunn (@goodeffDave) December 22, 2016