UK Surveillance Agency Doesn’t Breach Human Rights by Hacking PeopleAdded: Monday, February 15th, 2016
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The investigatory powers tribunal (IPT) has recently ruled that hacking of organizations, networks and mobile phones in the United Kingdom or abroad by the local surveillance agency GCHQ staff does not violate human rights. A panel of 5 members of the security tribunal decided that computer network exploitation, which may involve remotely activating microphones and cameras on smartphones without their owners’ knowledge, does not break the law.
The tribunal deals with complaints about surveillance and the intelligence services. The recent case was solved in favor of the monitoring agency and the Foreign Office: the IPT dismissed complaints brought by the Privacy International group and 7 ISPs from around the world. It was the first case in which GCHQ admitted to carrying out persistent hacking in the home country and overseas. The legal experts explain that the dispute focused on whether such activity is permissible under thematic warrants not identifying targeted individuals. Privacy International claimed that it would challenge the undermining of the fundamental right that a warrant should identify a specific property or person. Although it cannot appeal the IPT ruling in a higher British court, the case can be taken to Europe.
During the hearing, the intelligence service admitted that it carries out computer network exploitation within and outside the United Kingdom, and in 2013 about 1/5 of its intelligence reports contained data derived from hacking. The GCHQ also admitted to undertaking “persistent” hacking by leaving bugs implanted on a targeted device. Nevertheless, the IPT ruled that the legal regime under which warrants are issued for the GCHQ to carry out equipment interference is compatible with the European convention on human rights.
Monday, February 15th, 2016
|Nothing is wrong with murder says the murderer.|
|posted by (2016-02-16 23:05:49)|
|Basic human right to be left alone (aka privacy) is just that a human right!|
All these governments are going crazy with paranoia and power tripping.
Only when the respective people stand up to them and (preferably) vote in sensible leaders can these abuses stop.
|Carte Blanc warrants for any person or premises is wrong and tantamount to secret police style tactics as employed by the KGB since there would be no specific charge either it is an open ended warrant to do as the department of dirty tricks wants to do bypassing any need of evidence or reasonable suspicion and that road is just one degree of separation from Gitmo and ghosting people in the dead of night,all hail democracy or should that be sieg Heil.!!!||
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