Big Brother Watch
Big Brother Watch is a British civil liberties and privacy pressure group. It was founded in 2009 to campaign against state surveillance and threats to civil liberties. The group campaigns on a variety of issues including the rise of CCTV, freedom and privacy online, local authority spying under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers act, the protection of personal information and wider data protection issues. The campaign is headquartered in Westminster. The name 'Big Brother Watch' originates from George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, published in 1949.