Graeme Burton reports:
A document disclosed by Privacy International showed that a secret briefing with MI5 in 2007 persuaded the judges that they did not have to disclose the bulk personal datasets of information that they held on citizens to the Tribunal.
The decision meant that, as complaints were brought to the Tribunal, it did not get to see the full extent of information that MI5 held about people in bulk personal datasets.
The Tribunal was therefore unable to carry out its work effectively, and failed in its duty to provide oversight for the secret services’ data collection activities, according to the rights group.
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