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UK surveillance 'violates press freedom,' Strasbourg court rules  UK surveillance 'violates press freedom,' ECHR rules
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ECHR rules data collection and snooping practices unlawful in landmark press freedom case ECHR rules data collection and snooping practices unlawful in landmark press freedom case
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<strong>The mass surveillance and interception of online communications by the UK government <a href="https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2018-09-13/bureau-wins-case-to-defend-press-freedom-at-the-european-court-of-human-rights">violates the right to privacy and freedom of the press</a>, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on September 13.</strong> <strong>The mass surveillance and interception of online communications by the UK government <a href="https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2018-09-13/bureau-wins-case-to-defend-press-freedom-at-the-european-court-of-human-rights">violates the right to privacy and freedom of the press</a>, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on September 13.</strong>
Intercepting journalists' communications was found to breach safeguards for journalists, limit their freedoms and reduce the ability to properly protect their sources, the Strasbourg court said after the four-year case brought by the <a href="https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/">Bureau for Investigative Journalism</a>. Intercepting journalists' communications was found to breach safeguards for journalists, limit their freedoms and reduce the ability to properly protect their sources, the Strasbourg court said after the four-year case brought by the <a href="https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/">Bureau for Investigative Journalism</a>.
Data collection by GCHQ, the government's communications agency, was also found to be unlawful for failing to uphold surveillance safeguards in a wider case brought by 14 human rights groups, privacy organizations after Edward Snowden revealed mass surveillance by GCHQ and other agencies in 2013. Data collection by GCHQ, the government's communications agency, was also found to be unlawful for failing to uphold surveillance safeguards in a wider case brought by 14 human rights groups, privacy organizations after Edward Snowden revealed mass surveillance by GCHQ and other agencies in 2013.
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<h2>What implications does this have for the UK government?</h2> <h2>What implications does this have for the UK government?</h2>
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<h2>What does the ECHR ruling mean for UK press freedom?</h2> <h2>What does the ECHR ruling mean for UK press freedom?</h2>
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<h2>What investigatory powers does the government have?</h2> <h2>What investigatory powers does the government have?</h2>
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<h2>How will the ruling affect surveillance laws elsewhere in Europe?</h2> <h2>How will the ruling affect surveillance laws elsewhere in Europe?</h2>
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<h2>What practices does GCHQ undertake that are considered to be invasive?</h2> <h2>What practices does GCHQ undertake that are considered to be invasive?</h2>
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