Jul 172015
 July 17, 2015  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Joe Curtis reports:

Emergency surveillance legislation rushed through Parliament last year was ruled unlawful by the High Court this morning.

Parts of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) are not compatible with EU rights on privacy and the protection of personal data, the court ruled.

It marks a victory for privacy campaigners and MPs Tom Watson and David Davis, who brought the case to court seeking the judicial review with human rights organisation Liberty after DRIPA was introduced by the coalition government in 2014.

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