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Case Law [2016] UKIPTrib 15_110-CH (17/10/2016)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts Investigatory Powers Tribunal (Great Britain)

Date: 10/17/2016

Subject: The decision of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, according to which the system of acquisition, use, conservation, divulgation, deposit and cancellation of a massive quantity of personal data (“Bulk Personal Datasets”) carried out by three security and intelligence agencies (GCHQ, il Security Service (MI5), and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)), as well as the transfer of a massive quantity of communication data (“Bulk Communications Data”) to two of them – GCHQ and MI5 –, authorized by the Secretaries of State for Internal and Foreign Affairs, according to section 94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984, are in contrast with article 8 of the ECHR until the public “avowal” of their existence, which took place respectively in March 2015 and November 2015

Parties: Privacy International v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Secretary of State for the Home Department, Government Communications Headquarters, Security Service, Secret Intelligence Service

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Art. 8 Personal data: fairly processing - Personal data: consent - Personal data: access

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