Court of Appeal rules Snoopers’ Charter is ‘unlawful’

Court of Appeal rules Snoopers’ Charter is ‘unlawful’
 

The Government’s so-called ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ is unlawful in its current form, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, challenged the law that he said was ‘flawed from the start’.
The law – officially known as the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) – gave the government wider-ranging powers of surveillance than previous legislation – including access to personal data such as internet and phone records, even when there was no suspicion of criminal activity or no proper oversight.
Officials claimed these broad powers were vital to protect the public from... read more

 
30 January 2018 in Hot News, Views: 38
Source: Metro
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