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UK govt proposes emergency Data Retention Bill

Thursday 10 July 2014 | 11:45 CET | News
A special Cabinet meeting on 10 July approved an emergency law to make sure police and security services can still access people's home phone and internet records, reports BBC News. Prime Minister David Cameron said that the Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill is needed in the fight against terrorists and criminals. The move comes after the European Court of Justice ruled in April that an EU law requiring phone and internet providers to keep records of customers' communications was unlawful. The proposed UK law will reinstate the requirement for communications service provider to

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