Posts Tagged: Big Brother Watch

PRESS RELEASE: UK mass surveillance ruled unlawful in landmark judgment

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) today ruled that the UK’s mass interception programmes have breached the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court found that the UK’s mass surveillance programmes, revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, did ‘not meet the “quality of law” requirement’ and were ‘incapable of keeping the “interference” to what

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European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, by Flickr user 'loungerie'

English PEN legal challenge to mass surveillance receives priority status

European Court of Human Rights to move quickly in determining whether UK intelligence services are in breach of the law English PEN’s legal challenge to the UK’s internet surveillance activities before the European Court of Human Rights was launched last September, with Big Brother Watch, Open Rights Group and German internet campaigner Constanze Kurz. The

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