GCHQ headquarters After a challenge to the data retention provision in the Investigatory Powers Act from Liberty, a human rights advocacy group, the UK High Court ruled that the provision is unlawful. Data Retention Is Unlawful The data retention provision in the IPA was one of the most controversial, and also the one that Liberty attacked in the first stage of the group’s comprehensive challenge to the law. Liberty argued that asking ISPs and other companies to retain every citizen’s data so that the government can access it at will violated the public’s right to privacy.The High Court ruled that the data retention provisions in IPA are unlawful because the ministers can issue data collection orders without independent judicial review or authorization and for reasons that have nothing to do with serious crime. Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty, said: Police and security agencies need tools to tackle serious crime in the digital age – but creating the most intrusive surveillance regime of any democracy in the world is unlawful, unnecessary and ineffective.Spying on everyone’s internet histories and email, text and phone records with no suspicion of serious criminal activity and no basic protections for our rights undermines everything that’s central… Read full this story
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