Big Brother keeps watch in UK fiber optic networks

According to recent reports, six large telecoms firms in the UK have allowed mass surveillance in their fiber optic networks.

BT, Verizon Enterprise, Vodafone Cable, Viatel, Level 3, and Interoute have all granted the British government’s mass surveillance program, Tempora, access to their fiber optic networks.

Privacy International believes the telecoms firms may have violated up to a dozen OECD guidelines about companies’ responsibilities to respect human rights – including freedom of speech and privacy – and calls for further investigation.