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Civil rights group Liberty granted permission to challenge bulk surveillance at High Court

Group can now seek full judicial review of Investigatory Powers Act

MaBi   29 November 2018 - 22:51   categories: UK, Policing, State surveillance   tags: ECHR, ECJ, High Court, Investigatory Powers Act

The civil rights has now been granted its second permission to seek a judicial review of the “Snooper’s Charter” of all grounds that hadn’t been included in the first case.

"This is a major step forward in our ongoing fight to put an end to mass surveillance by the state, and the latest in a series of important defeats on this subject for the government. The government must urgently reassess the invasively wide powers it has to snoop on our lives, and develop a proportionate surveillance regime that better balances public safety with respect for privacy." – Megan Goulding, Liberty

The Register: High Court agrees to hear full legal challenge of Blighty's Snooper's Charter