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European Court of Human Rights to rule on Sweden and UK’s ‘dragnet’ surveillance

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This week, the highest body of the European Court of Human Rights heard arguments against the mass surveillance programs of two countries, Sweden and the United Kingdom in what Catalin Cimpanu at ZDnet states is the “last chance for Europe’s top human rights court to rule against dragnet surveillance programmes”.

Both cases made similar arguments, asserting that the signals intelligence programs in the two respective countries set up mass surveillance operations to intercept all citizens’ communications, kept the programs secret, and ran them — and continue to run them — without proper oversight and checks and balances in place.

Read more on ZDnet.

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