Investigative journalist and forensic expert
The now-confirmed ECHELON communications satellite surveillance system run by NSA's and its "Five Eyes" allies has doubled in scale since 2000, and could quadruple, according to open research triggered by Edward Snowden's revelations. The expansion has been further enhanced by linking in other FORNSAT (foreign satellite) interception sites run by NSA's allies in secret pacts, including Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and Denmark. Read More...
After 27 years, the truth about the ECHELON surveillance system is out. NSA documents, published in the Intercept, reveal that the ECHELON system was setup "at the height of the Cold War" to spy on the west's communication satellite network, Intelsat.
"Yes, there is an ECHELON system", an NSA history note records, at the same time as making derisory references to the European Parliament's investigation in 2000 and 2001. Read More...
Fireside chats with spooks and ex-spooks about mass global communications surveillance and the "cold winds of transparency" brought about by Edward Snowden might seem an unlikely event for critical regulators, Google, Apple, and people like me. But that's what happened mid-May at the elegant private conference centre at Ditchley Park, near Oxford... Read More...
Claims that GCHQ has maintained spying operations even after US pulled out. The front page report for the Independent resulted in the British ambassador being summoned to the German foreign ministry. Read main story here
The Eavesdroppers: First article revealing GCHQ
In 1976, Duncan Campbell, along with Mark Hosenball, published THE EAVESDROPPERS, the first ever report on GCHQ.
21 May 1976 | Click here to read
Duncan's report in the Independent about the British electronic embassy spying operation in the heart of Berlin, called TRYST, aroused German government anger soon after Chancellor Merkel learned that he cellphone had been targeted by NSA. Read more and more
History of investigating Echelon
Duncan spoke at a conference in Brussels in November 2014 to launch the European Parliamentary Research Service's report about the 2000-2011 investigation into Echelon and mass surveillance - work that NSA has described as "like pigs in dirt".
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists's "Offshore Leaks" investigation lifted the veil on the secret world of tax havens. Read More
The Capenhurst Tower
Read how Richard Lamont and Duncan Campbell exposed the true purpose of the Capenhurst Tower. Read more
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Find out about Duncan's 40 years as an investigative journalist
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In 1977, Duncan was charged under the Official Secrets Act.
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Duncan has been a leading expert witness in computer forensics for nearly two decades.