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Response from Irish Council of Civil Liberties.

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Not exactly the response I was looking for but does have some interesting details here.

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Info <info@iccl.ie> wrote:
Good afternoon G,

Many thanks for your query.

I am not sure if you aware but quite recently the European Court of
Human Rights in Strasbourg found in our favour in a long-running case
regarding the interception of Irish communications in the United
Kingdom. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Liberty and
British-Irish Rights Watch took this case all the way to Strasbourg
because, over a seven year period, all telephone, fax, e-mail and data
communications between Ireland and the UK, including legally privileged
and confidential information, were intercepted and stored en masse by an
Electronic Test Facility operated by the British Ministry of Defence.

The ICCL initiated this case nine years ago, with partner organisations,
and welcomed this long-awaited vindication of our view that data
“fishing expeditions” by the intelligence services falls foul of Article
8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Could you provide more details on your specific query and I can try to
source some information for you?

Kind regards

Joanne
Administrator
Irish Council for Civil Liberties
9 – 13 Blackhall Place
Dublin 7

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October 8, 2008 at 11:17 pm

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