Civil Liberties Groups Ask Court To Probe UK Eavesdropping

Law360, Los Angeles (October 3, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT) -- European civil liberties groups announced Thursday that they have filed a legal complaint in the European Court of Human Rights, accusing U.K. intelligence officials of violating privacy laws by collecting emails and social media messages from British and European citizens.

Big Brother Watch and other groups claim British authorities have been using a U.S. National Security Agency spying program and a U.K. government program to tap, store and analyze electronic data passing into or out of the U.K. They say their complaint is the first international...
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