European Court to decide whether UK mass surveillance revealed by Snowden violates human rights

British spy agencies are under scrutiny in a landmark court case challenging the legality of top-secret mass surveillance programs revealed in documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

A panel of 10 judges at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg held a hearing to examine the U.K. government’s large-scale electronic spying operations, following three separate challenges brought by a dozen human rights groups, including Amnesty International, Privacy International, the American Civil Liberties Union, Big Brother Watch, the Open Rights Group, and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.

Country: UK

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: civil society, fundamental rights, ECHR, Snowden, intelligence agencies, court hearing, UK, surveillance

Posted on Saturday 11 November 2017

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