London-based rights group Big Brother Watch has launched a legal challenge in court to a scheme it considers an example of divisive and discriminatory dystopia.
After raising nearly a quarter of a million pounds online to fund its cause—which Big Brother Watch said would go entirely towards fighting against COVID-19 passes, including via costly legal challenges—the group has decided to oppose the government’s COVID-19 pass in court.
Big Brother Watch is challenging the law on mandatory COVID-19 passports in England claiming that it violates privacy, and is draconian and discriminatory in nature. They are also raising concerns that the Human Rights Act and equality law may fall victim to the new COVID-19 pass rules.
Previously, the rights group urged people to speak out against the scheme as unnecessary and counterproductive. They also warned it would introduce a potentially irreversible checkpoint society and surveillance state.