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UK rushes through invasive surveillance laws as intelligence agencies go on trial

Headline Title:  UK rushes through invasive surveillance laws 11 July 2014 Amnesty International and Privacy International have accused the UK government of trying to rush through legislation in an attempt to deflect from a landmark hearing starting Monday, challenging the validity of UK spy agencies’ justification for mass surveillance of British citizens’ social media use. “The UK government is manipulating national laws to ensure it can continue to flout international ones,” said Michael Bochenek, Senior Director for Law and Policy at Amnesty International. “Clearly Number 10 would…

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