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Did GCHQ spy on you? Demand government accountability for illegal spying

This is an opportunity for everyday people all over the world to exercise their legal right to seek redress for the unlawful activities of one of the world's most powerful governments.

Privacy International

IFEX has joined Privacy International's (PI) worldwide campaign to force GCHQ to reveal the extent of its illegal spying - and you can as well.

On 6 February, the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled that intelligence sharing between the United States and the United Kingdom was unlawful prior to December 2014.

Now, not only British citizens, but anyone in the world, can ask GCHQ if information about them was unlawfully shared by the American intelligence agency, NSA. Given the mass surveillance capabilities of the NSA and GCHQ, an unlimited number of people could have been affected by the unlawful spying. Were you among them?


Since the campaign started, over 25,000 people from around the world have signed on to hold GCHQ acountable for illegal surveillance and find out if they were targeted unlawfully. PI intends to collate the inquiries and submit them to the UK tribunal. Those who have been found to have been illegally spied on can then seek the deletion of their records, including emails, phone records, and internet communications.


Take Action!

Join the campaign to find out if GCHQ illegally spied on you.

Because people located all over the world are affected by illegal intelligence sharing, not only British citizens, anyone in the world, can ask if their records collected by the NSA were unlawfully shared with GCHQ.

You can find out more about PI's campaign in their Frequently Asked Questions document.

"We have known for some time that the NSA and GCHQ have been engaged in mass surveillance, but never before could anyone explicitly find out if their phone calls, emails, or location histories were unlawfully shared between the US and UK. The public have a right to know if they were illegally spied on, and GCHQ must come clean on whose records they hold that they should never have had in the first place.

There are few chances that people have to directly challenge the seemingly unrestrained surveillance state, but individuals now have a historic opportunity finally hold GCHQ accountable for their unlawful actions."

Eric King, Deputy Director of Privacy International

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