EU Court Says UK Spy Agency Violated Human Rights

EU Court Says UK Spy Agency Violated Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that the GCHQ had violated the right to privacy and did not employ adequate surveillance safeguards when it carried out bulk interception of online communications.

The legal claim against the UK intelligence agency was brought by a coalition of 14 human rights groups and privacy organisations including Amnesty International, Liberty, Privacy International and Big Brother Watch, as well as journalists.

However, the EU court said that GCHQ’s regime for sharing sensitive digital intelligence with foreign governments was legal and added that it can carry out bulk interception as long as it employs tighter safeguards.

Source: The Guardian

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