GCHQ taken to European court

Four human rights groups have filed papers with the European Court of Human Right alleging that cyber-security agency GCHQ has illegally intruded on the privacy of British and European citizens.

By Joshua.Chambers

10 Oct 2013

English PEN, Big Brother Watch, the Open Rights Group and German internet activist Constanze Kurtz are together bringing an action against the UK government, alleging that “by collecting vast amounts of data leaving or entering the UK, including the content of emails and social media messages, the UK’s spy agency has acted illegally.”

GCHQ declined to comment.

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