Mass GCHQ internet spying 'is no longer illegal', watchdog rules

February 7, 2015 7:40 AM

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Mass GCHQ internet spying 'is no longer illegal', watchdog rules

Mass surveillance of the internet by UK intelligence services has been unlawful in the past but now complies with legislation, a watchdog has ruled.

In its second judgment relating to a case brought by civil liberty groups, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) found that an intelligence-sharing relationship between Cheltenham listening post GCHQ and America's National Security Agency (NSA) breached human rights laws prior to December last yea...

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