Emma Carr
Emma Carr joined Big Brother Watch as Deputy Director in February 2012 having worked for political campaign and research groups in the UK. She was actively involved in politics at university and worked on the 2010 general election in the North East.

Emma graduated from Northumbria University in 2010 with a degree in History and Politics and recently completed a MSc in Public Services Policy and Management at King’s College London. She has a particular interest in cyber security and cyber crime, which formed the topic of her dissertation.

Emma regularly features on radio and television, having appeared on the Today Programme, ITV Daybreak, Al Jazeera, Woman’s Hour, Sky News and BBC News 24, and is regularly quoted in the national and regional press.


Entries by Emma Carr

Orwell's Voice Recognition TVs were Supposed to be a Warning, Not a Blueprint

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2015 | (15:11)

"Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by [the screen], moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way...
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Now Is the Time for a Steady, Considered Approach to Counter-Terrorism, Not Knee Jerk Reactions

(8) Comments | Posted 12 January 2015 | (23:00)

There are few people who will have failed to have been moved by the tragic events which took place in Paris last week. Watching the violent images splashed across our TV screens and almost being able to feel the wave of fear spread across an entire city has been enough...

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Reviving the Snooper's Charter Would Be Disproportionate and Misguided

(1) Comments | Posted 25 November 2014 | (15:31)

If you haven't already noticed, this week has been designated National Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week; a full-scale campaign to raise awareness of potential terror threats, or seen from another angle as a concerted effort to bring back the Communications Data Bill, aka the "snooper's charter".

The campaign began in earnest last...

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The Home Secretary's Proposals Will Impact on the Freedoms of the Public, Not the Terrorists

(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2014 | (00:00)

This week the home secretary, Theresa May, gave her speech to Conservative Party Conference, setting out her proposed counter-terrorism measures. The key message from her speech was that crime is changing and that the public should be aware that the threat is now now on their door step. Whilst the...

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Westminster Can No Longer Ignore Surveillance Reform

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2014 | (15:03)

It seems that speeches on surveillance are a bit like buses; you wait an age for one and two come at once. Within twenty four hours of each other, the Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, have made clear statements highlighting that there is...

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The Americans Are Ready to Reform Surveillance Laws, So Why Aren't We?

(5) Comments | Posted 17 January 2014 | (23:00)

Today, the president of the United States will respond to a review panel's critical assessment of the current legal and operational framework that governs surveillance of Americans and non-Americans alike.

This panel included a former Bush-appointed White House counter-terrorism advisor who was in post on 9/11 and a former...

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