UK blocks attempt by Council of Europe to examine online spying

Britain is holding up an agreement on internet freedom among the 47 members of Europe’s human rights watchdog after objecting to a probe into the gathering of “vast amounts of electronic data” by intelligence agencies.In a sign of Britain’s determination to protect the work of GCHQ and other intelligence agencies, the government is declining to endorse a political declaration by the Council of Europe that could limit the ability of “security agencies” to gather electronic data.
http://www.theguardian.com/law/2013/nov/08/uk-blocks-attempt-council-europe-inquiry-online-spying

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