Privacy International battle exposes ‘bulk’ warrants

Documents released by GCHQ to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal suggest the agency may be allowed to hack multiple computers in the UK under single “thematic” or “class” warrants.

Responding to complaints brought by Privacy International and seven global internet and communication service providers, the British spy agency told the tribunal it was applying for bulk hacking warrants from secretaries of state and then deciding internally whether it was necessary and proportionate to hack the individuals targeted.

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