UK’s mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR

UK’s mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that some aspects of the UK’s mass surveillance practices violated human rights law. The case came to court after US whistleblower Edward Snowden disclosed British surveillance and intelligence-sharing practices. Snowden revealed that security services had been collecting bulk data, whether or not people were suspected of a crime.

Jeffrey Stewart
Jeffrey Stewart
Indiepunk 1 year

Big Brother is against human rights? who would've thunk.

U WOT M8 1 year

Any competent court would rule mass spying illegal.

Jon “Pi” Boroughs
Jon “Pi” Boroughs 1 year

So wait... you're telling me that a government left loopholes in a spy program that could be abused? Say it ain't so!

Parker 1 year

I don't understand how people aren't terrified

TheFourth Percent
TheFourth Percent 1 year

who fucking knew?

Voin 1 year

Terrorism is Peace Free Speech is White Supremacy Diversity is Strength Big Brother is Watching You Welcome to 1984 on Airstrip One

Lucas Aquino de Assis
Lucas Aquino de Assis 1 year

Methinks they took "1984" more as a delayed prediction than fiction, it seems...

M McQuarrie
M McQuarrie 1 year

Oh look, yet another reason to leave the EU

Anakin Skywalker
Anakin Skywalker 1 year

The UK is beyond screwed. My prayers are with them.

Oliver Biscuit
Oliver Biscuit 1 year

This is considered a violation but the suppression of free speech dictated by article 11 and 13 aren't? Smh

Voin 1 year


Illini Legatus
Illini Legatus 1 year

Shocking, just, shocking.

the terrible rabbit of death
the terrible rabbit of death 1 year

1984 is in 2018.... i m confused.

TheFourth Percent
TheFourth Percent 1 year

Lmao 'undue' harm

Spacewolf Blackmane
Spacewolf Blackmane 1 year

just wait bet they'll change the law for some arbitrary reason and make it legal

Will 1 year

The uk has been taking a hot steamy dump on human rights pretty thoroughly the last few years.

TheBornOfFire 1 year

shitting my Y-Fronts seems to be a popular pass time for me these days in Airstrip One.

David Philips
David Philips 1 year

Who they on about is violating the rights of the returning Isis fighters and those with terroist links If it prevents a other terroist attack in our country I am all for it

Luciferrin 7
Luciferrin 7 1 year

Wittingly or not, Snowden was the perfect ‘slow roll out policy’. Novocain for the mass tech espionage outrage. Now we don’t even bat an eye. We just get on Twitter and bitch about it. A little more ‘Brave New World’ than ‘1984’.

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