UK keeps up its legal losing streak over mass surveillance


Yet another defeat in the courts for the UK government’s use of mass surveillance as an indiscriminate and, as it frequently turns out, unlawful investigatory tool.

Today the UK’s Court of Appeal handed down its ruling in a long running challenge to the 2014 Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) — judging that the regime’s bulk collection and retention of citizens’ Internet activity and phone records was unlawful.

The UK High Court also ruled the regime unlawful, back in 2015.

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Source: Tech Crunch