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About us

BBW Group_4379Big Brother Watch was set up to challenge policies that threaten our privacy, our freedoms and our civil liberties, and to expose the true scale of the surveillance state.

Founded in 2009, we have produced unique research exposing the erosion of civil liberties in the UK, looking at the dramatic expansion of surveillance powers, the growth of the database state and the misuse of personal information.

We campaign to give individuals more control over their personal data, and hold to account those who fail to respect our privacy, whether private companies, government departments or local authorities.

Protecting individual privacy and defending civil liberties, Big Brother Watch is a campaign group for the digital age.

You can view our 2014 Annual Review here

Some of our research is funded by research grants from charities. Where applicable, this financial support is indicated at the beginning of such papers. Charity law requires this research to be educational, impartially researched and published on our website for the benefit of the public. However, the conclusions which Big Brother Watch draws from the results of the research are theirs alone and are not attributable to any charity or its trustees.