Javier Ruiz Diaz: GCHQ: The NSA’s Little Brother...not so little anymore
The documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the UK is collecting information on millions of innocent citizens worldwide, in breach of human rights. British spies are also spreading malicious software, breaking internet security and carrying out attacks against protest groups, companies and other actors that are not terrorists or serious criminals. First and foremost is its UK counterpart, the General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). It is important that civil society organizations throughout the world concerned about mass surveillance broaden the focus of their attention from the US and the NSA to include the UK and GCHQ.
Javier Ruiz Diaz is Policy Director at The Open Rights Group (ORG) a UK-based organization that works to preserve digital rights and freedoms by campaigning on digital rights issuesand fostering a community of grassroots activists.