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Submission + - European human rights court rules mass surveillance illegal (theregister.co.uk)

Kekke writes: The register writes: Decision may kill off UK government spying law
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that mass surveillance is illegal, in a little-noticed case in Hungary.
In a judgment last week, the court ruled that the Hungarian government had violated article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to privacy) due to its failure to include "sufficiently precise, effective and comprehensive" measures that would limit surveillance to only people it suspected of crimes.

Comment Some pointers to add as a Finn (Score 2) 760

In Finland One also gets his Driving license suspended for a period of 1 to 6 months if you collect 3 speeding tickets in a year, or 4 in a two year time period.
Off cource, if You're speed is 80mph on a 60mph area you lose the license instantly in most cases and court decides the time you're license will be suspended. If your speed exceeds like 30mph over the limit, you also have to do the driving school all over again.
And in Finland at least, that's a pretty costly process.

I was suspended for driving for period of 4 months back in days.....
I offered the Officer my pilots license, instead of driving licence, because I exceeded the limit like 40mph
No joy...

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