UK Surveillance Violates Human Rights, European Court Rules

Law360, London (May 25, 2021, 6:12 PM BST) -- The U.K. mass digital surveillance regimes unearthed by Edward Snowden violate European citizens' rights to privacy and freedom of expression, the appeals arm of the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday in a landmark decision.

The European Court of Human Rights rules that mass digital surveillance regimes, such as GCHQ's Tempora, violate European citizens' rights to privacy and freedom of expression. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) The Grand Chamber of the ECHR agreed with the main chamber of the Strasbourg court in holding that the U.K.'s surveillance programs are a breach of the right to privacy contained in Article 8 of the...

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