Bulk Data Collection By NSA and GCHQ Violated Human Rights Charter, European Court Rules

Bulk Data Collection By NSA and GCHQ Violated Human Rights Charter, European Court Rules By Aaron Kesel GCHQ surveillance revealed by Snowden breached privacy rights, according to Strasbourg judges. GCHQ’s methods for bulk interception of various online communications violated privacy rights and failed to provide sufficient surveillance safeguards, the European court of human rights ruled in a 5-2 ruling  The court found that GCHQ’s “bulk interception” violated article 8 of the European convention on human rights, which guarantees privacy due to “insufficient safeguards” relating to the “communications data.” However, in a contradictory…

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