GCHQ broke the law by spying on UK citizens

February 6, 2015 3:41 PM

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For the first time in its 15-year history the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled against the Government Communications HQ, whose work it oversees.

In June 2013, top-secret documents from former American intelligence analyst Edward Snowden showed that GCHQ had taken advantage of two systems run by America's National Security Agency (NSA) to gather swathes of internet communications, including emails and online chats.

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