UK: Europe’s top court rules UK mass surveillance regime violated human rights

UK: Europe’s top court rules UK mass surveillance regime violated human rights

In a landmark judgment, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) today ruled that the UK government’s bulk interception of communications powers  “did not contain sufficient ‘end-to-end’ safeguards to provide adequate and effective guarantees against arbitrariness and the risk of abuse”, thus violating the rights to privacy and freedom of expression.

Amnesty International press-release can be found here.

To access the European Court of Human Rights judgement press here.