Britain: Mass Surveillance Was Unlawful

British monitoring agency GCHQ’s mass Internet surveillance and access to intercepted information obtained by the NSA breached human-rights law until the end of last year, according to a ruling by Britain’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal. The ruling suggests that the intelligence-sharing operations between the United Kingdom and the U.S. were illegal between 2007 and 2014. This is the first time since the IPT’s founding in 2000 that it has upheld a complaint against a British intelligence agency.