UK setting bad example on surveillance, says UN privacy chief

UK setting bad example on surveillance, says UN privacy chief
By Ewen MacAskill Defence and intelligence correspondent

Special rapporteur Joseph Cannataci says Britain should be oulawing bulk data collection rather than legitimising it

The UK is setting a bad example to the rest of the world with proposed changes to the law on surveillance, the United Nations special rapporteur on privacy has said.

The criticism by rapporteur Joseph Cannataci is made in a report presented to the UN Human Rights Council. The report deals with privacy concerns worldwide but Cannataci, concerned about developments in the UK, has devoted a section to the British bill.

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March 9, 2016 at 02:26PM
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