UK Government Blasted for Creating Big Brother State
Prime Minister David Cameron’s government has been blasted for creating a big brother Britain after pushing for more mass surveillance powers for law enforcement agencies and for attempts to curb the Freedom of Information request.
Human rights groups have hit out at Cameron’s government for pursuing plans to introduce a Snoopers’ Charter, despite a high court judgement that ruled the emergency surveillance legislation passed in 2014 for mass surveillance was illegal.
The UK was forced to introduce emergency legislation after a ruling that found GCHQ had gathered communications data in breach of articles eight and ten of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Article eight refers to the right to respect for private and family life and article ten protects freedom of expression.
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