01 Jul UK’s Mass Surveillance Methods Challenged in Court
Liberty has been granted permission by the High Court to challenge areas of extreme mass surveillance in UK. The civil liberties group challenged the gathering of user data, saying it violates the British people’s rights.
The Investigatory Powers Act mandates internet companies to store data of their clients’ browsing histories, texts, phone calls, and even emails.
Director of Liberty, Martha Spurrier said that the government does not need to monitor everyone in the fight against terrorism, and that the act of spying on the people the very essence of democracy.
Liberty has been allowed by the High Court to challenge other parts of the act either by March 2018 or when further codes of practice.
Source: ZD Net