0
General

UK court rules data retention act inconsistent with EU law

Tuesday 30 January 2018 | 14:28 CET | News

FREE webinar by Telecompaper on the Trends and Developments in the Dutch Telecoms market 2019Q2. Thursday 26th September at 15:00. Register now!

Civil liberties and human rights group Liberty announced that the UK Court of Appeal has backed a challenge by MP Tom Watson to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA). Watson was represented by Liberty. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: General
Countries: United Kingdom
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Liberty loses High Court challenge against bulk surveillance powers

Published 29 Jul 2019 18:29 CET | United Kingdom
Civil rights group Liberty has expressed disappointment after the High Court dismissed its challenge against parts of the UK ...

ORG calls on BBFC to discuss privacy proposals for age verification scheme

Published 28 Feb 2019 17:44 CET | United Kingdom
The Open Rights Group (ORG) is calling on the British Board for Film Classification (BBFC) to meet with the ORG to discuss their ...

ISPA calls on Ofcom to revise 2019/2010 Annual Plan

Published 21 Feb 2019 12:25 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) is calling on regulator Ofcom to revise its Annual Plan for 2019/2020....

UK ISPs want govt to streamline regulatory system to boost cyber security

Published 17 Oct 2018 11:05 CET | United Kingdom
A survey of ISPA members shows that the Government needs to streamline the complicated regulatory system to safeguard UK cyber ...

UK govt considering setting up internet regulator - report

Published 21 Sep 2018 11:46 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Government is considering setting up a new internet regulator to combat online social dangers, according to details of ...

GCHQ data sweeps declared unlawful by surveillance watchdog

Published 25 Jul 2018 14:28 CET | United Kingdom
Powers given to GCHQ by the UK Government to collect massive amounts of personal customer information from telecoms companies has ...

Hyperoptic, Gigaclear, Glide, Entanet pick up ISPA awards

Published 13 Jul 2018 19:13 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) has announced the winners of its 2018 Internet Industry Awards....

Dixons Carphone confirms data breach affecting 5.9 mln customers

Published 13 Jun 2018 11:28 CET | United Kingdom
Retailer Dixons Carphone has revealed a major breach of data affecting 5.9 million customers. The group said that it notified the ...

UK introduces new national security rules for technology takeovers

Published 12 Jun 2018 10:34 CET | United Kingdom
New merger and takeover rules have come into force in the UK which aim to strengthen the government's powers to vet mergers and ...

ORG claims high level of error with High Court domain injunctions

Published 04 Jun 2018 13:55 CET | United Kingdom
New data from the Open Rights Group (ORG) shows that UK High Court orders are not being properly administered by ISPs and rights ...

High Court rules against UK data surveillance laws

Published 30 Apr 2018 10:57 CET | United Kingdom
The UK High Court has ruled that part of the Investigatory Powers Act, the Government's flagship surveillance law, is unlawful. ...

Deutsche Telekom not required to follow data retention laws - German court

Published 23 Apr 2018 16:18 CET | Germany
Deutsche Telekom is not required to store communications data from its customers under Germany's data retention laws given that ...

European Court of Human Rights hears case against UK bulk surveillance

Published 08 Nov 2017 09:58 CET | United Kingdom
The European Court of Human Rights has started hearing a case against the UK government for indiscriminate surveillance of ...

Liberty allowed to challenge UK data retention law

Published 03 Jul 2017 12:08 CET | United Kingdom
Human rights group Liberty has obtained court permission to challenge the data retention law in the UK. Liberty said the mass ...

EU Court rules for Tele2, against UK govt on data retention

Published 21 Dec 2016 12:10 CET | Europe
The European Court of Justice has ruled that member states may not impose a general obligation to retain data on providers of ...

UK MPs pass Investigatory Powers Bill

Published 08 Jun 2016 16:48 CET | United Kingdom
UK MPs have passed the Investigatory Powers Bill in the House of Commons, with the Bill passing on its Third Reading (Ayes 444 ...

High Court finds DRIPA incompatible with EU law

Published 17 Jul 2015 14:14 CET | United Kingdom
The UK High Court has found that sections 1 and 2 of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) are ...

ORG files new submission in DRIPA judicial review

Published 02 Feb 2015 03:50 CET | United Kingdom
UK consumer advocate Open Rights Group (ORG) has filed a second submission in the judicial review proceedings against the Data ...

UK MPs get green light to challenge new data retention act

Published 09 Dec 2014 09:31 CET | United Kingdom
A judicial review action brought by two UK MPs on the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (Dripa), also known as the ...

ISPA sets out principles for future surveillance law reform

Published 13 Oct 2014 13:33 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA) has published its response to the Anderson Review, the government's review ...