Things I’m Reading – Finally, the high court puts a brake on snooping on ordinary Britons | Carly Nyst

Finally, the high court puts a brake on snooping on ordinary Britons | Carly Nyst
By Carly Nyst

Today’s court ruling that the government must comply with European law on surveillance is a timely reminder that there are limits on what the state can do

A UK court has ruled today that the government’s ever-growing powers to track and monitor its population must be restrained and that the UK cannot continue to flout its international obligations to respect privacy and protect personal data. For the first time in over a decade, the British government must stem its insatiable appetite for surveillance powers.

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For the first time in over a decade, the British government must stem its insatiable appetite for surveillance powers

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July 17, 2015 at 02:37PM
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