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Privacy campaign groups critical of government’s response to ECJ data retention ruling

Response and changes to Investigatory Powers Act do not go far enough

MaBi   27 January 2018 - 23:15   categories: EU, UK, Politics, Legal, State surveillance   tags: ECJ, Investigatory Powers Act

In 2016 the European Court of Justice ruled that the UK’s indiscriminate data retention was illegal, forcing the government to make changes to the Investigatory Powers Act.

Privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch said that the government's interpretations of the judgment are flawed and called for them to be reconsidered. Civil liberties campaign group Liberty criticised the lack of robust oversight.

The Register: Cute tweaks to snooping regime, UK.gov, but your reading of EU law needs work – privacy activists