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Case Law, Strasbourg: Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom, Bulk interception regime violated Articles 8 and 10 ECHR

Dirk Voorhoof (UGent)
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On 25 May 2021 the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has delivered its long awaited judgment on bulk interception of personal data and mass surveillance by security and intelligence services in the case of Big Brother Watch and others v. the United Kingdom. After its chamber judgment of 13 September 2018 the case was referred to the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR. The Grand Chamber judgment elaborates a general framework of principles regarding bulk interception and confirms that the UK regime of interception of communications not only violates the privacy rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) but also the journalists’ right to protect their sources, as guaranteed under Article 10 ECHR. The judgment in the case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom deals with a complex set of statutory laws, codes of conduct, procedures and monitoring instruments on the bulk interception of communications, intelligence sharing and requesting data from communications service providers (CSPs).
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Bulk interception, mass surveillance, privacy, data protection, intelligence, security services, protection of journalistic sources

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Voorhoof, Dirk. “Case Law, Strasbourg: Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom, Bulk Interception Regime Violated Articles 8 and 10 ECHR.” Inforrms Blog - The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog, edited by Hugh Tomlinson, no. 9 June 2021, The International Forum for Responsible Media, 2021.
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Voorhoof, D. (2021). Case Law, Strasbourg: Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom, Bulk interception regime violated Articles 8 and 10 ECHR. (H. Tomlinson, Ed.), Inforrms Blog - The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog. London: The International Forum for Responsible Media.
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2021. “Case Law, Strasbourg: Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom, Bulk Interception Regime Violated Articles 8 and 10 ECHR.” Edited by Hugh Tomlinson. Inforrms Blog - The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog. London: The International Forum for Responsible Media.
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2021. “Case Law, Strasbourg: Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom, Bulk Interception Regime Violated Articles 8 and 10 ECHR.” Ed by. Hugh Tomlinson. Inforrms Blog - The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog. London: The International Forum for Responsible Media.
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Voorhoof D. Case Law, Strasbourg: Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom, Bulk interception regime violated Articles 8 and 10 ECHR. Tomlinson H, editor. Inforrms Blog - The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog. London: The International Forum for Responsible Media; 2021.
IEEE
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D. Voorhoof, “Case Law, Strasbourg: Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom, Bulk interception regime violated Articles 8 and 10 ECHR,” Inforrms Blog - The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog, no. 9 June 2021. The International Forum for Responsible Media, London, 2021.
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