GCHQ breached citizen’s privacy with its bulk surveillance regime

GCHQ breached citizen's privacy

The UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) breached citizen’s privacy with its bulk interception policy says a ruling by Europe’s highest human rights court. It unlawfully breach citizens’ privacy and free expression rights.

The ruling is the culmination of three lawsuits that had accused the GCHQ’s bulk interception regime of being incompatible with the right for people to have privacy, which arose in 2013 following revelations from Edward Snowden that the GCHQ was running a bulk interception operation to tap into and store huge volumes of data, which included people’s private communications.

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