Big Brother Watch: Legal & Policy Officer – closing date 20 July

This is an exciting position for an exceptional person with a legal, policy and digital rights campaigning background to work for one of the UK’s leading rights NGOs.

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to lobby UK Parliament to further privacy, free expression and data protection rights; to oversee some of the most important litigation on human rights and surveillance in Europe, including on facial recognition and mass interception (law degree desirable but not required); and to lead public advocacy campaigns for real change.

You’ll also be a key Big Brother Watch spokesperson in the media. The focus of this role will initially be on our Stop Facial Recognition and End Digital Strip Searches campaigns. They’re also keen to hear from applicants with expertise on Free Speech Online. You’ll have opportunities to work across all areas of organisational strategy: data, rights and justice; freedom of expression online; policing and technology; suspicionless surveillance and emergency powers - and to specialise in certain themes, as well as explore new organisational priorities, over time.

First, download the job information pack here to read the job description and person specification.

Then, to apply please send:

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter (1 page maximum)
  • Task: Buzzfeed revealed that a facial recognition company called Clearview AI has been used by 6 police forces. In 200 words, outline the key legal and policy issues raised. In 200 further words, outline what steps you would take, or consider taking, as Legal & Policy Officer at Big Brother Watch.


Please note: applications without the required task will not be considered.



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