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How telcos 'collude' with the NSA and GCHQ

Publisher: 
Deutsche Welle
Publication date: 
08-Nov-2013
Author(s): 
Ben Knight
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 "The telecommunications companies can actually do an astonishing amount to push back against this sort of surveillance," Eric King, head of research at Privacy International, told DW. "It's plain that the Tempora program is almost certainly unlawful… Companies don't have an obligation to comply with unlawful requests, and should they wish to challenge them, they would be well within their rights to do so, and would likely be successful."