GCHQ Breached Human Rights by Bulk Interception of Communications, European Court Rules | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

GCHQ Breached Human Rights by Bulk Interception of Communications, European Court Rules

Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, is based in a large doughnut-shaped building in Cheltenham in the west of England. It is involved in accessing, analysing and disrupting the communications of Britain’s “adversaries”.

Britain's GCHQ breached people’s fundamental human rights by intercepting huge amounts of email, text, WhatsApp and other electronic conversations, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

The Guardian reported that Judge Pinto de Albuquerque said he believed GCHQ had opened the gates for an electronic “Big Brother”.

GCHQ was taken to court by a pressure group, Big Brother Watch, in 2013 following revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that they, along with the NSA in the United States were hoovering up vast amounts of communications globally.

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