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Why we’re challenging the UK’s surveillance laws in court today: One Wednesday afternoon in July 2015, a one-paragraph e-mail arrived at the offices of Amnesty International. The e-mail was from the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal, and it confirmed that the UK government had been spying on Amnesty’s communications.

What’s more, by retaining our data for longer than their policies allowed they’d broken their own rules in the way they’d done it.

There were many unanswered questions. How big was the fishing net our data had been trawled up in? What exactly had been intercepted? Who had our communications been shared with? The USA, other countries with more repressive governments?

We still don’t know the answers to these questions. What we do know is that mass surveillance is a major threat to human rights.

That’s why today we’re joining other international NGOs including the American Civil Liberties Union, Liberty, and Privacy International at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg.

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Why we’re challenging the UK’s surveillance laws in court today: One Wednesday afternoon in July 2015, a one-paragraph e-mail arrived at the offices of Amnesty International. The e-mail was from the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal, and it confirmed that the UK government had been spying on Amnesty’s communications.What’s more, by retaining our data for longer than their policies allowed they’d broken their own rules in the way they’d done it.There were many unanswered questions. How big was the fishing net our data had been trawled up in? What exactly had been intercepted? Who had our communications been shared with? The USA, other countries with more repressive governments? We still don’t know the answers to these questions. What we do know is that mass surveillance is a major threat to human rights.That’s why today we’re joining other international NGOs including the American Civil Liberties Union, Liberty, and Privacy International at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg.