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UK MPs get green light to challenge new data retention act

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A judicial review action brought by two UK MPs on the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (Dripa), also known as the snooping law, may go forward, the Guardian reported. Conservative former shadow home secretary David Davis and Labour backbencher Tom Watson received the green light from the High Court of Justice to legally challenge the government over the introduction of legislation which gives police and security services access to people's phone and internet records. The MPS, backed by civil rights group Liberty, want a declaration from the high court that the act is not compatible

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