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 February 21, 2015  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Frances Perraudin reports:

Police will be prevented from accessing journalists’ sources without the permission of a judge after the Home Office agreed to rush through emergency guidelines before the next election, the Guardian has learned.

In a letter to Labour MP Jack Dromey, Karen Bradley, a Home Office minister, said the government does not have time to bring through primary legislation until the next parliament, but confirmed it would introduce interim guidelines that will require the police to gain judicial approval before they can obtain information about journalists’ sources.

Read more on The Guardian.

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