UK GCHQ spying was illegal, finds tribunal considering Snowden revelations
Private communications sharing was unlawful
THE British intelligence network GCHQ acted unlawfully when accessing the private communications of millions of people, according to a tribunal.
This is the first time that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal - which considers complaints against UK secret services - has found against the agencies in its 15-year history.
The UK legal challenge led by campaign organisations Liberty, Amnesty International and Privacy International followed the Edward Snowden revelations on government surveillance.