Friday, 17 July 2015


"High court rules data retention and surveillance legislation unlawful

Victory for Tory MP David Davis and Labour’s Tom Watson, who said there were insufficient privacy safeguards, as judges find Dripa inconsistent with EU law

Emergency surveillance legislation introduced by the coalition government last year is unlawful, the high court has ruled.
A judicial challenge by the Labour MP Tom Watson and the Conservative MPDavid Davis has been upheld by judges who found that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (Dripa) 2014 is “inconsistent with European Union law”.
The act requires internet and phone companies to keep their communications data for a year and regulates how police and intelligence agencies gain access to it.


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