Vogel Comments on the UK Being Sued for Privacy Law Violations

09 July 2013 News

Electronic Discovery featured comments by Gardere Partner Peter S. Vogel, chair of the Firm's Internet, eCommerce and Technology Industry Team, on the lawsuit filed by Privacy International against the U.K. government for violating the privacy of citizens using global Internet servers in the United States.

According to Mr. Vogel's article, Privacy International made two claims:

"Firstly, for the failure to have a publicly accessible legal framework in which communications data of those located in the U.K. is accessed after obtained and passed on by the U.S. National Security Agency through the Prism programme.

Secondly, for the indiscriminate interception and storing of huge amounts of data via tapping undersea fibre optic cables through the Tempora programme."

The full article can be accessed here.

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