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GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules

UK’s spy agency GCHQ’s methods for bulk interception of online communications violated privacy and failed to provide sufficient surveillance safeguards, the European court of human rights has ruled. However, court found that GCHQ’s regime for sharing sensitive digital intelligence with foreign governments was not illegal and explicitly confirmed that bulk interception with tighter safeguards was permissible.

The ruling, which follows Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing revelations, is a comprehensive assessment by the ECHR of interception operations carried out until recently by UK intelligence agencies.

Source: GCHQ data collection regime violated human rights, court rules | UK news | The Guardian

Top Human Rights Court Denies Right to be Forgotten in Old Murder Case

On June 28, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights decided that Germany had correctly denied two individuals their “right to be forgotten” requests in connection with press archives relating to a 1991 murder. The two individuals were convicted of the murder of a well-known German actor.

Source: Top Human Rights Court Denies Right to be Forgotten in Old Murder Case

Brussels seeks to tie UK to European human rights court after Brexit

Brussels is seeking to bind the UK to the European court of human rights – which is entirely separate to the EU’s institutions – after Brexit in a move likely to infuriate those in the Conservative party championing a break with the Strasbourg court, which they say restricts parliamentary sovereignty.

A document outlining the European commission’s position on future judicial and police cooperation stipulates there will be a “guillotine clause” on any security deal should the UK leave the remit of the court.

Source: Brussels seeks to tie UK to European human rights court after Brexit | Law | The Guardian

Brief case-law companion for the GDPR professional

This collection of quotes from relevant case-law has been compiled with the purpose of being useful to all those working with EU data protection law.

This is a collection of specific findings of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and one bonus finding of the German Constitutional Court.

Read full article: Brief case-law companion for the GDPR professional

ECHR workplace surveillance decision “tips the scales” in favour of employees

18 January 2018 The European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’) issued, on 9 January 2018, its judgement in López Ribalda v. Spain regarding the covert video surveillance of a Spanish supermarket chain’s employees after suspicions of theft had arisen.

Source: International: ECtHR workplace surveillance decision “tips the scales” in favour of employees

Video surveillance at work breached employee privacy, ECHR rules

An international court has ruled that video surveillance of lecture halls where a professor worked violated his right to privacy, in a case that should cause employers to rethink if and how they use workplace surveillance and monitoring tools.

Source: Video surveillance at work breached employee privacy, ECHR rules – People Management Magazine Online

European Court Holds Camera Surveillance of University Lecture Halls Violates Privacy

n the case of Antović and Mirković v. Montenegro, the European Court of Human Rights held that camera surveillance in lecture halls at the University of Montenegro’s School of Mathematics violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to respect one’s “private and family life”).

Source: EPIC – European Court Holds Camera Surveillance of University Lecture Halls Violates Privacy

NGOs Challenge UK Government Surveillance at the European Court of Human Rights

On Tuesday 7 November, three joined cases brought by civil liberties and human rights organisations challenging UK Government surveillance will be heard in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Source: CCC | NGOs Challenge UK Government Surveillance at the European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights Hears Key Surveillance Challenge

European Court of Human Rights has heard 10 Human Rights Organizations v. UK, a legal challenge which will impact surveillance practices around the world. The organizations who brought the case argue that surveillance by UK and US intelligence services violated their fundamental rights.

Source: European Court of Human Rights Hears Key Surveillance Challenge

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