EPIC’s Intervention in Liberty, et al’s Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

10 Human Rights Organizations and Others v. United Kingdom, App No. 24960/15

On March 18, 2016, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a third-party intervention Continue reading EPIC’s Intervention in Liberty, et al’s Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

Article 19’s Intervention in Liberty, et al’s Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

10 Human Rights Organizations and Others v. United Kingdom, App No. 24960/15

On March 4, 2016, a third-party intervention was filed by Article 19 Continue reading Article 19’s Intervention in Liberty, et al’s Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

Challenge to the GCHQ’s refusal to disclose information about its operations and the Five Eyes Agreement

Privacy International and the United Kingdom (Submission of the Applicant to Accompany Their Application Form filed Sept. 8, 2014)   

Privacy International appealed to the ECHR on the ground that its right to freedom of expression including freedom to receive information, under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“the Convention”), was violated when the GCHQ refused the request for information about its operations that it made under the UK Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”) on March 4, 2014. Continue reading Challenge to the GCHQ’s refusal to disclose information about its operations and the Five Eyes Agreement

Challenge to Britain’s TEMPORA program and use of the NSA’s PRISM program

Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom, Application No. 58170/13, Communicated Case (Jan. 9, 2014)

On October 3, 2013, a challenge to Britain’s surveillance of the contents and metadata of emails and telephone calls through the GCHQ’s TEMPORA program and the UK Intelligence Services’ use of the NSA’s PRISM Program was filed in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Continue reading Challenge to Britain’s TEMPORA program and use of the NSA’s PRISM program