Legal complaint filed against GCHQ 'hacking'
Date published: 20th May 2014
Privacy campaigners are seeking to stop GCHQ using "unlawful hacking" to help its surveillance efforts.
Privacy International said the UK intelligence service has infected millions of devices to spy on citizens and scoop up personal data.
A 30-page legal complaint has been filed with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal which monitors whether the UK's spying laws are being observed.
GCHQ said it had no comment to make on the legal complaint.
In a statement, the Privacy International pressure group said the documents released by Edward Snowden had detailed the many ways that GCHQ was spying on people, many of which violated the European Convention on Human Rights which guarantees a right to privacy and to freedom of expression.
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