Feb 142014
 February 14, 2014  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Katie Collins reports:

In a rare public hearing of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, lawyers for Privacy International, Bytes 4 All, Liberty, Amnesty International and many other rights groups have challenged the government over the bulk collection of data for the first time ever in a UK court.

The NGOs and rights organisations have brought the case before the tribunalto challenge GCHQ’s failure to provide a publicly accessible legal framework for intelligence-sharing operations in the US; in addition, the interception and storage of mass amounts of data carried by undersea fibre-optic cables through the Tempora programme.

Read more on Wired (UK).

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