UK mass digital surveillance regime ruled unlawful

The court of appeal ruling on Tuesday said the powers in the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, did not restrict the accessing of confidential personal phone and web browsing records to investigations of serious crime, and allowed police and other public bodies to authorise their own access without adequate oversight.

Country: UK

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: confidential communication, law enforcement, privacy, UK, surveillance, data retention

Posted on Tuesday 30 January 2018

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