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BT, Vodafone and others face legal action over undersea cable spying

Antony Savvas | Aug. 12, 2013
Privacy International has sent letters to the companies asking for further details about their involvement.

"By complying with government requests, companies are unlawfully participating in mass and indiscriminate surveillance and are in breach of Article 8," said Privacy International.

In July, Privacy International brought a claim in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), challenging Tempora and GCHQ's access to the Prism programme.

"Unless the companies provide a satisfactory response, Privacy International will be adding them as respondents to its IPT claim," it said.

For their part, when their identities were made public in relation to Tempora, a number of the telecoms companies last week said they complied with all UK and international laws when it came to data protection.


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