Britain’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled that the UK espionage program on individuals, including through mass surveillance of the internet, does not amount to violation of the privacy rights of citizens.

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Home Secretary Theresa STASI May, saying, “I welcome this judgment from the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.”

Notably the IPT is another one of Blair’s totallitarian poison pills (RIPA 2000).  The IPT appears to value its own privacy prefering to operate in privacy behind closed doors from a secret location. Only very few select IPT rulings are ever published.

The Tribunal has jurisdiction to consider complaints about the use of surveillance by any organisation with powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. It is also the only judicial body with the power to investigate the conduct of the Security Service (MI5), the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Total complaints 1468 Complaints upheld 10

The IPT has never upheld any complaint against GCHQ since the judicial body was established 14 years ago

Definition of privacy in English:

noun

[mass noun] 1 A state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other people:

she returned to the privacy of her own home and emailed a friend.

Definition of violation in English:

The action of violating someone or something:

the aircraft were in violation of UN resolutions
[count noun]: flagrant violations of normal democratic procedure

The case, prompted by revelations from the US whistleblower Edward Snowden, was filed at the IPT by Privacy International, Liberty, Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union and a number of other overseas human rights groups against UK’s espionage agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

According to leaks by Snowden, the British spying agency collects and stores vast quantities of global email messages, Facebook posts, internet histories and calls, and shares them with the US National Security Agency (NSA).

The rights organizations argued that their private communications have been probably monitored under GCHQ’s electronic surveillance program, Tempora.

They also claimed that information obtained through the Prism and Upstream programs of the NSA may have been shared with British intelligence services.

However, the court ruled on Friday that the British intelligence agencies “are not seeking, nor asserting that the system entitles them to seek to carry out what has been described as ‘mass’ or ‘bulk’ surveillance.”

“Save in one possible (and to date hypothetical) respect, we have ruled that the current regime, both in relation to Prism and Upstream [intercept programs]…when conducted in accordance with the requirements which we have considered, is lawful and human rights-compliant,” the IPT concluded.

The IPT has never upheld any complaint against GCHQ since the judicial body was established 14 years ago.

Since there is no right of appeal against the IPT’s rulings in the British courts, the human rights groups which filed the complaint said they would appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

The human rights court will consider appeals from the IPT only if the complainants have exhausted all domestic remedies.

“We will now appeal to Strasbourg, who might not be as inclined to put their trust in the UK government given what we know so far,” said Amnesty UK’s legal adviser, Rachel Logan.

“The government has managed to bluff their way out of this, retreating into closed hearings, and constantly playing the ‘national security’ card. The tribunal has accepted that approach. We have had to painstakingly drag out every detail we could from an aggressively resistant government,” she added.

The UK government has lauded the ruling with Home Secretary Theresa May, saying, “I welcome this judgment from the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.”

source http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/05/388916/gchq-spying-not-privacy-violation/

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2 Responses to “Britain’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled that the UK espionage program on individuals, including through mass surveillance of the internet, does not amount to violation of the privacy rights of citizens.”

  1. Aldous says:

    Theresa May is a Jewess. The 1290 Edict of expulsion has NEVER been rescinded and is still the Law of the Land. Theresa May is in effect, in the UK illegally.

    According to the old laws of England, which are still in force, many current British politicians qualify for hanging and their laws are null and void.

    ESTABLISHING AN IMPERIUM IN IMPERIO: THE JEWS

    The Jews had been in England in Anglo-Saxon times dealing in slaves. Jews however came into England with the Norman Conquest. They made themselves a threat to the people of this country by (1) clipping the gold coinage and turning the clippings into bullion for sale overseas (2) dispossessing good Christian Englishmen of their lands and property by high interest rates in usury (3) by the ritual murder of young Christian boys by crucifixion and drawing off the blood for ritual purposes; particularly Hugh of Lincoln in 1255; a child sacrificed in Nottingham in 1279; and the ritual murder of a boy in Oxford by the Jew Isaac de Pulet in 1290 (Patent Roll. Edward I, mem. 21 21st June, 1290; Public Records Office).

    On the 18th of July 1290, by a royal decree, King Edward I in his council expelled all Jews forever from England. Writs were sent out to the sheriffs of the English shires informing them that by royal edict all Jews were to leave the English realm before November 1st 1290, anyone who remained were to be executed. The population and parliament reacted with relief and great joy (Calendar of Close Rolls, 18 Edward I, Public Records Office). In his book Edward I (London, 1988) page 343, Michael Prestwick states that at a Parliament summoned to Westminster in that July a subsidy was granted and was collected. This subsidy was a thank offering for the Jews’ expulsion.

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    The Jews in England, if not the whole of Britain, today are illegal immigrants. The enforcement of the Expulsion is the only satisfactory solution to Britain’s grievous Jewish Problem.
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  2. ian borrman says:

    if they were serious about security they would not have let in half the worlds russian mafia on forged polish passports, according to victor somolka and ivan lukaszewski these mafia people were jews who had to leave when pres putin clamped down on organised crime

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