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Big Brother Watch v. The United Kingdom

The European Court of Human Rights upheld the compatibility of the UK's intelligence sharing regime with the European Convention but found aspects of the UK's mass surveillance regime to be in violation of the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression -namely, the lack of independent oversight over the entire process for selecting cables for interception, identifying the selectors and search terms to be used to filter intercepted communications, and the selection of material to be examined by analysts.

An Initiative of Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence
and to advance understanding of the norms and institutions that best protect the free flow of information and expression.

 

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