Data collected also includes people's names, location details, identification numbers and online identifiers
'Biometric mass surveillance brings Internet-style omnipresent tracking to the offline world' say campaigners
Privacy International celebrates High Court win
National security concerns do not exclude the bloc's members from the need to abide by EU laws, says the EU Court of Justice
As authorities seek technological solutions to the pandemic, experts fear the consequences for civil liberties
Privacy International demands Amazon, Google and other cloud companies reveal use of 'cloud extraction' technology
Privacy pressure group calls for 17 cloud giants to 'protect customer data from legal backdoors'
The ORG believes such back-doors would endanger the security of internet users around the world
Privacy International wins Supreme Court battle with Investigatory Powers Tribunal over judicial review
Privacy International wins its five-year legal battle with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal
Telecoms companies didn't bother checking whether data demands from GCHQ were lawful
Certificate authorities trusted by Microsoft all independently audited, claims company
Liberty, Open Rights Group and Privacy International mulling court action
Cobham catalogue features IMSI catchers, location trackers and other surveillance equipment
Investigatory Powers Tribunal dismissed secret services' bulk data collection following lobbying by MI5
"Improper" agreement meant IPT was unable to properly fulfill
Security services allowed to run riot with citizens' personal data collected in bulk, hears Investigatory Powers Tribunal
Judicial Review filed at the High Court in London
GCHQ involved in mass, unrestricted surveillance of the UK, according to Privacy International documents
GCHQ has been building a database of personal information on almost everyone in the UK for 15 years - with successive governments' support
'What has been often presented as being the domain of despotic rulers has been done on British soil, by the British government,' said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's secretary general
More questions than answers from The Sunday Times report, which suggests that MI6 agents had to be withdrawn from 'hostile countries'
National Crime Agency's director general says 'some of what we need to do is intrusive; it is uncomfortable'
Court documents indicate that the intelligence services are out of control, according to pressure group
Security committee report 'should trouble every single person who uses a computer or mobile phone' - Privacy International
Parliament 'covering up' scale of GCHQ's surveillance and information gathering, claims pressure group
The privacy differential - why don't more non-US and open source firms use the NSA as marketing collateral?
The NSA has far-reaching powers to monitor US cloud companies. So why aren't alternative non-US providers shouting louder?
Tribunal has asked for more submissions but said the system of mass surveillance disclosed by Snowden could in principle, be lawful
Three-day protest by supporters of civil liberties groups opposing GCHQ's surveillance powers