he European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that Russia’s use of facial recognition against protesters was a violation of their privacy and freedom of expression rights.
Court ruled that Bulgaria violates the European Convention of Human Rights when it comes to secret surveillance and accessing of communication data.
The landmark decision, while powerful in declaring that UK mass interception powers are unlawful, imprudently bought into spy agency propaganda that suspicionless interception powers must be granted to ensure national security.
Germany's foreign intelligence agency (BND) screens hundreds of millions of emails annually. The European Court of Human Rights is now looking into this practice.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) dismissed the claim Privacy International and coalition of internet and communications service providers and campaign groups for failure to pursue all domestic remedies. Coalition in ECHR challenged the conduct of hacking operations abroad by one of the UK’s intelligence agencies, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), and originated in […]
Activist Alyona Popova and politician Vladimir Milov have lodged a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) about Russia’s use of facial recognition technology. The lawsuit is the first laid before the court challenging use of the technology for mass surveillance, according to Human Rights Watch, citing Popova’s and Milov’s lawyer, Kirill Koroteyev. […]
UK police who indefinitely retained in their records the DNA profile of a man convicted of drink-driving breached his human rights, Strasbourg judges have ruled. Gaughran had complained that the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s continued retention of his DNA profile (the digital record of his DNA sample), fingerprints and a photograph was a breach […]
The case originated in three applications against the Russian Federation lodged with the European Court of Human Rights (Court). The applicants complained, in particular, that constant surveillance of their cells, at times by female guards, by closed-circuit television cameras had violated their right to respect for their private life, as guaranteed by Article 8 of […]