Meanwhile...look what this "prism" shyte has stired up in England
Human rights group Liberty is taking legal action against the British security services amid fears its communications were hacked.
Liberty has issued a claim against the intelligence services over their suspected involvement in the Prism and Project Tempora privacy scandal.
A spokesman for the group said it was believed their electronic communications may have been unlawfully accessed by the security services and staff at the communications centre GCHQ.
It has issued a claim to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), suggesting the human right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence could have been breached.
Liberty wants the IPT to establish whether British authorities used Prism or Tempora to bypass the rules governing access to personal material.
James Welsh, its legal director, said: "Those demanding the Snoopers' Charter seem to have been indulging in out-of-control snooping even without it - exploiting legal loopholes and help from Uncle Sam.
"No-one suggests a completely unpoliced internet but those in power cannot swap targeted investigations for endless monitoring of the entire globe."
Documents disclosed by US whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest GCHQ secretly accessed fibre-optic cables carrying huge amounts of internet and communications data.
The agency is said to be able to tap into and store data from the cables for up to 30 days for analysis under an operation codenamed Tempora.
GCHQ is also said to have accessed information about UK citizens via the US National Security Agency's secret Prism monitoring programme.
The Cheltenham-based agency insists it is "scrupulous" in complying with the law and Foreign Secretary William Hague has dismissed claims that it used Prism to circumvent the law as "baseless".