Matt Burgess what is some Very Big News:
In December 2016, the EU’s highest court ruled that governments keeping emails and electronic communications on a “general an indiscriminate” basis was illegal. In doing so, it pushed the UK’s controversial surveillance laws back into the country’s highest court.
Now, in what will be seen as a fresh blow for the government’s so-called Snooper’s Charter, the UK’s Court of Appeal has ruled previous surveillance law was illegal. After years of legal wrangling the court said the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (Dripa) didn’t put restrictions on the access to reams of data collected about people in the UK.
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