10 human rights orgs take UK to court over bulk surveillance of the public

Privacy International, Liberty, Amnesty International and seven other organisations are jointly taking the UK and the US to court over their bulk surveillance of ordinary citizens.

This 115 page document sets out the applicants case to the European Court of Human Rights.

The case is about systems whereby the UK and the US are collecting data on all of us without our consent, for example 5 billion records per day of mobile phone locations and hundreds of millions of text messages.

It is argued that this level of surveillance of the public is unnecessary and, in any event, is being done without sufficient safeguards to prevent misuse of the data.

I am sure that most people do no realise the extent to which our communications data is being collected by our own government by the USA and would object to it.  It exceeds anything George Orwell could have imagined.

 

* Antony Hook was #2 on the South East European list in 2014, is the English Party's representative on the Federal Executive and produces this sites EU Referendum Roundup.

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