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 January 13, 2016  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Expatica reports:

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday rapped Hungary over its anti-terror surveillance legislation, saying a 2011 law could be used against “virtually anyone”, trampling Hungarians’ right to privacy.

The Strasbourg-based court was ruling on a complaint brought by two activists from a human rights watchdog, who had unsuccessfully challenged the law before Budapest’s constitutional court in 2013.

The law permits a police anti-terror cell to intercept and record mail and other communications from suspects and also undertake clandestine surveillance and searches of property.

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