European Court of Justice to decide whether Snooper’s Charter is legal

The UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled that the UK’s bulk collection of communications data, tracking personal use of the web, email, texts and calls, should be refered to the ECJ to assess its legality

MaBi   9 September 2017 - 21:14   categories: EU, UK, Legal   tags: RIPA, Brexit

The UK’s highest national security court has ruled that the European Court of Justice must confirm whether the UK’s bulk collection practices are legal

The ruling is a victory for the campaign group Privacy International, which brought the case following last December’s ruling by the ECJ that the “general and indiscriminate retention” of communications data by governments was illegal.
That case was brought by Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, and was initially backed by the Brexit secretary, David Davis, when he was a backbench MP.”

The Guardian: Tribunal says EU judges should rule on legality of UK surveillance powers