Mass surveillance by UK government agencies breaches human rights by failing to protect the confidentiality of journalistic material, rules the court
Seven year quest for answers by immigration officer sacked by Home Office
But former Home Secretary says ban on encryption would be “meaningless”
Court found breach was “minor” and police actions were proportionate
Cambridge group says pen testing scheme allows GCHQ to learn “more than it needs to” about flaws in bank IT systems
Rule change may make it harder for people wrongly added to sanctions lists to clear their names
Recent cases filed in British and European courts.
Michael Drury says very little attention was paid to Article 10 rights when RIPA was drafted.
IPT says failure to publish policies on access to data collected by NSA was unlawful
But Lord West says “dark spaces” on the web are too dangerous
Sir David Ormand also says agency reveals “large numbers” of software defects to companies.
Government must respond to argument that mass surveillance inhibits press freedom
UK goes furthest in practice that is potential threat to EU rule of law, study finds
The issues explained as government calls for more powers
GCHQ’s continued stonewalling labelled a ‘farce’ when official report confirms its powers of mass surveillance.
New legislation is needed says Gavin Millar QC.
No ruling on whether surveillance practice is proportionate
In the first instance since the revelations in the IPT, a commission considers what bearing intercepted legally privileged material may have on a case.
Government releases documents about policies that allow intelligence agencies to access privileged communications.