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European Court of Human Rights hears case against UK bulk surveillance

Wednesday 8 November 2017 | 09:58 CET | News
The European Court of Human Rights has started hearing a case against the UK government for indiscriminate surveillance of personal communications. The case was first brought four years ago by a group of NGOs, alleging violation of UK citizens' right to privacy. The case is based on the so-called Tempora programme collecting bulk communications data for the UK intelligence services, which was first disclosed by Edward Snowden in his leaks of US National Security Agency information in 2013.

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