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To: HM Government / Parliament

Public inquiry into the implications of GCHQ's 'Tempora' programme

Public inquiry into the implications of GCHQ's 'Tempora' programme

This petition demands a debate in Parliament to examine the implications of GCHQ's 'Tempora' programme, for the government and GCHQ's legal advice on this programme to be reviewed, and for a full public consultation and possible inquiry on the implications of this programme and impact on the individuals' human rights and right to privacy under both UK and EU law.

Why is this important?

Given the recent revelations about GCHQ's 'Tempora' programme UK citizens are facing the greatest threat to their civil liberties in this country's history. Indiscriminate surveillance is being collected on the populace on a massive scale with no public mandate or accountabilty. This is being allowed through a legal loophole which would have been legitimised with the Snooper's Charter. If this kind of system is allowed to exist at all at the very least it should have a mandate from both the public and parliament - with external accountability and auditing. No publicly accountable body currently exists to audit this programme.


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Reasons for signing

  • My Data My Life. The Snooper`s Charter is just for the corrupt MPs that made it. Where is accountability I did not vote for this.
  • This is against our Human Rights & Privacy. No one deserves this power. It is on a scale of The Dark Knight Sonar Technology, used to track down the Joker. Only it is used on EVERYONE!!
  • It just wrong.


2013-08-23 12:00:32 +0100

3700 signatures reached

2013-07-24 20:00:47 +0100

2000 signatures reached

2013-07-24 08:14:03 +0100

1984 signatures reached - Orwell would be proud

2013-07-12 22:41:19 +0100

1000 signatures reached

2013-07-12 13:45:13 +0100

500 signatures reached

2013-07-09 23:44:52 +0100

100 signatures reached

2013-06-25 11:40:30 +0100

50 signatures reached

2013-06-24 15:54:09 +0100

25 signatures reached

2013-06-24 13:08:57 +0100

10 signatures reached