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GCHQ data sweeps declared unlawful by surveillance watchdog

Wednesday 25 July 2018 | 14:28 CET | News
Powers given to GCHQ by the UK Government to collect massive amounts of personal customer information from telecoms companies has been declared unlawful by the the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT).

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