The Don’t Spy On Us event last month was very well attended, and was standing room only !
There’s a great review here from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29310507
Tom Watson told the meeting how he had not been aware of GCHQ’s alleged mass surveillance of email metadata revealed by Edward Snowden when he had been a defence minister, or when he had been at the Cabinet Office.
He said his colleagues in the Labour Party were deeply suspicious of his stance on mass surveillance.
“They think I’m some kind of crazy liberal idiot rather than a patriot who really cares about citizens’ freedom.”
The event overall was insightful and well worth attending, the Open Rights Group and other panel members groups aims are commendable.
Were you there ? Tell us what you thought !