UK’s Digital Snooping Powers Illegal

A legal challenge by Labour MP Tom Watson against the UK government's own digital mass surveillance legislation laws introduced in 2014 has led to a court deciding that the laws were illegal.


The legislation that was successfully challenged in court was the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA), which was actually replaced at the end of 2016 by The Investigatory Powers Act, also known as the Snooper’s Charter.

What Was Wrong With DRIPA?

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