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To: Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister

Stop the Government from spying on all of our bank accounts

To Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister

Urgently drop mass bank spying powers from the Data Bill

Why is this important?

The Government is sneaking in new powers to spy on all of our bank accounts on the premise of dealing with welfare fraud and error.

It will force banks to flag people who meet secret criteria to the government.

Everyone wants fraudulent uses of public money to be dealt with, and the government already has strong powers to check the bank statements of suspects.

But this is a major expansion of government power that takes away our financial privacy like never before and does away with the presumption of innocence - the democratic principle that you shouldn't be spied on unless police suspect you of wrongdoing. People who are disabled, sick, carers or looking for work should not be treated like criminals by default. None of us should.

We must stop this!

I don’t want my bank account to be spied on. If thousands of us sign this petition, we can make Rishi Sunak drop these dangerous new bank spying powers.





2024-05-24 16:21:19 +0100

🚨Breaking: The Government's mass bank spying powers have been BINNED as the Data Bill was dumped before the prorogation of Parliament.

This is a stunning victory, stopping the Government's plans to spy on all of our bank accounts in their tracks, and we couldn't have done it without each and every one of you.


You've been with us relentlessly campaigning against these mass bank account scanning powers from the beginning.

Thank you to each one of 170,000 of you who signed our petition.

Thank you to each one of you who wrote to your MP demanding their attention to this crucial issue.

Thank you to each one of you who helped us spread our vital message on social media.

These proposals were Orwellian, cruel and intrusive in the extreme, but thanks to your support, we defeated these dystopian powers. Thank you for standing up for financial privacy, freedom & fairness.

2024-05-14 18:02:27 +0100

🚨BREAKING: We delivered your message to Rishi Sunak

170,000 people have spoken out against the Government’s plan to spy on all of our bank accounts, under the premise of detecting welfare fraud and error.

That’s why today we travelled to No 10 to send your message to Rishi Sunak.

If you're with us, will you help us to raise £5,000 for our next campaign action to stop the Government’s authoritarian plans?


Help us with our big plan for an action that will get the country talking.

So far we've:

💥 Commissioned groundbreaking legal advice

💥 Secured front page news coverage

💥 Worked with MPs and Peers, briefing them ahead of debates in Parliament

💥 Brought over 40 campaign groups together

💥 Delivered your message to No 10

Now we have a BIG plan to take our message to the heart of power in a way politicians can't fail to miss.

Thank you,

Silkie Carlo,
Big Brother Watch Director

2024-03-18 08:38:34 +0000

150,000 signatures reached

2024-03-07 16:17:01 +0000

100,000 signatures reached

2024-03-05 16:22:09 +0000

50,000 signatures reached

2024-01-12 15:19:39 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2024-01-12 10:29:18 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2024-01-11 21:40:20 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2024-01-11 13:36:09 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2024-01-11 13:18:38 +0000

500 signatures reached

2024-01-11 12:30:55 +0000

100 signatures reached

2024-01-11 12:13:10 +0000

50 signatures reached

2024-01-11 12:04:10 +0000

25 signatures reached

2024-01-11 12:02:01 +0000

10 signatures reached