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High Court finds DRIPA incompatible with EU law

Friday 17 July 2015 | 14:14 CET | News
The UK High Court has found that sections 1 and 2 of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) are incompatible with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, although they will remain in force until the end of March 2016 to give the government time to write new legislation. The case was brought by MPs David Davis and Tom Watson, represented by human rights organisation Liberty. DRIPA allows the Home Secretary to order communications companies to retain communications data for one year. The government is due to unveil new legislation, the Investigatory Powers Bill, in the

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