Following revelations by American whistleblower Edward Snowden (the former NSA employee and CIA contractor) regarding the extent of surveillance carried out by national authorities, Privacy International and seven Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) launched a legal challenge against GCHQ’s alleged use of Computer Network Exploitation (“CNE”) and so-called “thematic” warrants under the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (“the ISA 1994”).
Daniel Beard QC was instructed for the Respondents.
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