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UK: ‘Historic’ surveillance ruling finds intelligence-sharing illegal

Headline Title:  UK: ‘Historic’ surveillance ruling finds intelligence-sharing illegal 06 February 2015 Amnesty International and others won an historic victory today as the legal body that oversees the practices of the UK secret services acknowledged that the USA and the UK’s intelligence sharing on communications surveillance violated human rights law. Today’s ruling was handed down by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which has jurisdiction over the practices of GCHQ, MI5 and MI6. The Tribunal said that until now, the UK government’s procedures' for “soliciting, receiving,…

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