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www.eff.org > Cindy Cohn, Karen Gullo and Katitza Rodriguez
European Court on Human Rights Bought Spy Agencies’ Spin on Mass Surveillance
26 may. 2021 - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Grand Chamber this week affirmed what we’ve long known, that the United Kingdom’s mass surveillance regime, which involved the indiscriminate and suspicionless interception of people’s communications, violated basic human rights to privacy and free expression. We applaud the Strasbourg-based Grand Chamber, the highest judicial body of the Council of Europe, for the ruling and for its strong stance demanding new safeguards to prevent privacy abuses, beyond those required by a lower court in 2018.
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