Statewatch article: RefNo# 36897
UK: A day in the life of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal
Statewatch News Online, August 2016
"Over the course of four days at the end of July, three barristers from Blackstone Chambers and a small army of solicitors represented Privacy International in a case against the intelligence services at the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.

Privacy International claims the intelligence agencies MI5, GCHQ, the Secret Intelligence Service, as well as the home secretary and the foreign secretary have been using loopholes to indulge in limitless snooping on the citizens of the UK, and possibly everywhere else.

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) is the most secretive court in the land. It pronounces upon matters of national security and the treatment of people under anti-terrorism legislation. It is the only avenue available for anyone wishing to make a complaint about the behaviour of the intelligence services and government surveillance."


See: A day in the life of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (Computer Weekly, link)

See also: Obfuscation and work arounds: How the intelligence agencies have been obtaining communications data (Privacy International, link)

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