UK’s GCHQ continues to use data techniques outlawed in US, say campaigners

GCHQ, the Cheltenham-based monitoring agency, is collecting “bulk personal datasets” from millions of people’s phone and internet records using techniques now banned in the US, according to Privacy International.In a fresh legal claim filed at the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), the campaign group calls for an end to the harvesting of information about those who have no ties to terrorism and are not suspected of any crime.
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/08/privacy-international-gchq-data-techniques-outlawed-usa-freedom-act

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