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British GCHQ used to circumvent US law and Patriot Act to spy on Americans abroad

Unrestrained Bulk Surveillance on Americans by Collecting Network Traffic Abroad

Our central hypothesis is that there are several loopholes in current U.S. surveillance law that allow for largely unrestrained surveillance on Americans by collecting their network traffic abroad while not intentionally targeting a U.S. person. Because the U.S. legal framework regulating intelligence operations has not been updated in accordance with new technical realities, the loopholes we identify may leave the internet traffic of Americans as exposed to network surveillance, and as unprotected by under current U.S. law, as the internet traffic of foreigners.

Earlier writing ...

Dutch Seek Their Own 'Patriot Act' | Nov. 2013 |

Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights | Council of Europe - Jan. 2015 |

The Assembly also invites the competent bodies of the European Union to make use of all the instruments at their disposal to promote the privacy of all Europeans in their relations with their counterparts in the United States, in particular in negotiating or implementing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Safe Harbour decision, the Terrorist Financing Tracking Program (TFTP) and the Passenger Name Records (PNR) agreement.

by Oui on Mon May 31st, 2021 at 08:31:18 AM EST
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