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Privacy Group Complaint Says Telecoms Giants ‘Colluded’ With GCHQ Snooping

Publisher: 
TechWeek Europe
Publication date: 
05-Nov-2013
Author(s): 
Tom Brewster
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The group believes the companies may have violated a number of OECD guidelines on human rights, including the right to privacy and freedom of expression, by giving GCHQ access to their fibre-optic cables. It had already written to the providers, but received no response.

Privacy International now wants a formal investigation, and for the companies to come clean about how they collaborated with GCHQ on snooping programmes, like the cable tapping Tempora project.

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