UK.gov admits Investigatory Powers Act illegal under EU law

Police forces will no longer be able to grant themselves access to surveillance data if new government proposals to the Snooper’s Charter are accepted.

The move is one of a number of proposed changes (PDF) to the data retention rules in the controversial Investigatory Powers Act, which the government has been forced to admit doesn’t abide by European laws.

Source: UK.gov admits Investigatory Powers Act illegal under EU law

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