[JURIST] Civil liberties groups on Monday sued the UK's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) [official website] known as MI6, alleging that the agency accesses data from undersea cables in violation of the rights to private life and freedom of expression. The case will be heard [AP report] by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal [official website]. The existence of the surveillance program, allegedly named TEMPORA, has not been confirmed by British officials. The emergency legislation [bill, PDF], passed last week, covers the collection...

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