Victory for LSE Law graduates involved in major surveillance case

27 May 2021


On 25 May the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the UK's mass surveillance regime, first exposed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden in 2013, breached people's rights to privacy and freedom of expression. This landmark case was brought by a number of civil society groups including Privacy International in 2016 and showcases the close connection between LSE Law and Privacy International. The case was initially launched under the direction of LSE Law Graduate Eric Kind who led the coalition of NGOs reforming surveillance laws as Deputy Director at Privacy International. The final stages of the case have seen the involvement of another LSE Law Graduate Lucie Audibert, now Legal Officer at Privacy International. Professor Andrew Murray who taught both noted that he was proud of all the LSE law students who are now out there changing the world.