United Kingdom: U.K. High Court strikes down discrete data retention practices

Published August 3, 2015 by godshope1971

In slightly better news from the world of digital surveillance, a U.K. High Court ruled against data retention laws that allowed the government to order telecommunications companies to retain their users’ metadata for one year. The reason: The laws failed to require authorities to obtain judicial approval prior. The court also took issue with the lack of “clear and precise rules” for the collection of data in the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (sections 1 and 2). The Home Office says it will appeal the decision. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

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