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Summer volunteers in Privacy International's office are involved in all aspects of our work and help support our research, investigations and advocacy.

A summer placement could involve doing direct investigation work, conducting factual and legal research, drafting policy documents or helping us develop our website and public profile.

Summer volunteers will assist Privacy International's small team at our offices in Holborn and must be able to commit to a minimum of three days per week for two months. At the moment we only offer placements to those who can come into the office. Desirable applicants will possess:

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In her speech earlier today outlining the British government's plans for the next year, the Queen stated:

My government intends to bring forward measures to maintain the ability of the law enforcement and intelligence agencies to access vital communications data under strict safeguards to protect the public, subject to scrutiny of draft clauses.”

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We're looking for someone who's passionate about privacy, loves foreign travel and feels at-home speaking to large audiences and the media to be our Head of International Advocacy. Key responsibilities will include supporting and advising partner organizations in developing countries on campaign strategy and privacy issues, organising and hosting workshops and other events, maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of privacy and technology issues, contributing to research and policy development across the organization and drafting responses to public consultations on new laws and policies.  

Click here for the full job description and person specification.

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In February 2012, the PI team travelled to India, Bangladesh and Hong Kong to meet with our local partners in the region and speak at four conferences they had organized. For more information on the trip, please read our blog. We also got the chance to interview our partners in India and Bangladesh on the privacy issues facing them at the moment - this video is the result of those conversations. 

Many thanks to Michelle Leddon for creating this video.
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Gus was interviewed by ex-Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and ex-MP David Mellor on their Saturday morning programme on LBC Radio. It was particularly interesting to hear Ms Smith's take on the Home Office's "new" Communications Capabilities Development Programme, given that it bears such a startling resemblance to the Interception Modernisation Programme she herself proposed in 2009. Listen to the interview below.

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This week we've seen the British public rally against the government's invasive CCDP mass surveillance proposal. A number of petitions have been created - the ones of which I'm aware are below, but if I've missed any please do let me know in the comments. 

[number of signatures as of 7:30pm on Thursday 5th April]

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The Independent has reported that a new intelligence system has been developed and deployed in the UK in advance of the Olympic games:

"The new system developed by MI5 for the Olympics, including computerisation, details of which are classified, has been in place since last October. It is deemed to have been highly successful, and will be kept in use after the Games have finished....Security Service has installed a new monitoring and intelligence gathering system to ensure safety of the Games. This includes security checks on more than 540,000 people, monitoring militant groups and also liaising with foreign intelligence services."

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