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Thank you for visiting our “Did GCHQ Illegally Spy on You?” campaign page.

We have now closed our submission form because we cannot confirm the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) will consider submissions made based on our forms after 5 December 2015.

In its February 2015 decision, the IPT found that the unlawful GCHQ surveillance, on which your claim would be based, became lawful as of 5 December 2014. Once a claim is filed, the IPT will usually only search GCHQ’s records for unlawful activity during the year before the claim was submitted. What this means is that a claim submitted on 14 September 2015 would lead to records being searched for the time period between 14 September 2014 and 5 December 2014. A claim based on the February 2015 decision and submitted on 5 December 2015 or after, therefore, would not encompass any period of unlawful conduct.

If you would like to submit a claim on other grounds, directions as to how to do so are available on the IPT’s website http://www.ipt-uk.com/.