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Government Makes Small Concessions Over The Snoopers Charter

The Government has made some small concessions over the Snoopers Charter (otherwise known as the The Investigatory Powers Act 2016), although these concessions go nowhere near far enough. European Court of Justice (ECJ) To Rule On The Legality Of Bulk Data Collection We set out the full background to the Snoopers Charter in our last article […]

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Snoopers Charter: ECJ To Rule On Legality Of Bulk Data Collection

In December 2016, just 1 month after the enactment of the Snoopers Charter, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the indiscriminate collection of communications data was actually illegal. The UK Government then tried to argue that the ruling did not apply to areas of national security, and that the bulk collection of communications data […]

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Liberty Granted Permission To Challenge Government Over Snoopers Charter

Liberty has won permission from the High Court to proceed with its legal challenge against the Snoopers Charter (known as The Investigatory Powers Act 2016). After receiving permission from the High Court, the director of Liberty, Martha Spurrier, stated: “We’re delighted to have been granted permission to challenge this authoritarian surveillance regime. It’s become clearer than […]

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Liberty Launch Legal Proceedings Against The Government Over The Snoopers Charter

On the 28th February 2017, Liberty launched judicial review legal proceedings against the Government to challenge the legality of the Snoopers Charter. The legislation is officially know as the  Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The Snoopers Charter The Snoopers Charter made ‘Big Brother’ Orwellian style mass state surveillance a reality in this country. Under the Snoopers […]

The European Convention on Human Rights And Brexit

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is an international treaty which was enshrined into UK law via the Human Rights Act 1998, and is not related to EU treaties. Accordingly, leaving the EU following the Brexit referendum does not automatically lead to a UK withdrawal from the ECHR or the repealing of the Human Rights […]