Sep 202010
 September 20, 2010  Breaches, Non-U.S., Surveillance

The claim by London’s Metropolitan Police that the interception of messages is only illegal when the message has not been listened to, read or collected by the recipient has been challenged by a privacy law expert.

The Met’s Assistant Commissioner John Yates told MPs that the police force’s legal advice was that it was not against the law to hack into messages that someone has already received. Data protection law expert Rosemary Jay has challenged this interpretation of the law.

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