Liberty (The National Council of Civil Liberties) and others v Government Communications Headquarters and others

Human rights – Right to respect for family and private life. Following revelations by Edward Snowden, the claimants asserted their belief that investigation of the respondents would show that their privacy had been unlawfully invaded. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal held that the law gave individuals an adequate indication as to the circumstances in which and the conditions upon which the intelligence services were entitled to resort to interception or to make use of intercept. Accordingly, as of the date of judgment, there was no contravention of arts 8 or 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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