Civil rights groups applauded a European court's ruling against the U.K.'s "Snooper's Charter," its mass surveillance program put in place after September 11, 2001, with a 5-2 vote stating that the country's spying practices were a violation of human rights—and called on other governments to end their own surveillance programs.
This is an important step in the right direction. I strongly hope the common people can win back our constitutional rights to not be victims of warrantless spying by the police states of our world.
A very limited victory, for us. The UK will be out of the EU next year and free to follow the far right fantasies of the Brexiteers into a fascist hell-hole.
The “people” don’t want constitutional rights. They want money, or what money can buy: a smart phone to follow Facebook, a fast car, a pair of trendy trainers. And lots of mind numbing reality shows to watch on TV.
The European Court of Human Rights is nothing to do with the EU, even Russia is signed up to it, that was just a myth spread about by the pro-brexit right wing media to stir up people who were often incesed by Euorpean Court of Human Rights rulings. The EU court is the ECJ (European Court of Justice.)
I get your point. Too many people have shallow, materialistic, hedonistic ways of thinking and living.
But many of us think and live according to more significant principles.