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European Court Rules UK's "Snoopers Charter" Against EU Law

     
4:25 pm on Dec 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The UK's "Snoopers Charter" which became law in November [webmasterworld.com] received a European Court of Justice ruling it was against EU law.

The UK government says it is "disappointed" after the European Court of Justice said the "indiscriminate" collection of data was against EU law.

EU judges said communications data could only be retained if it was used to fight serious crime.European Court Rules UK's "Snoopers Charter" Against EU Law [bbc.co.uk]
The ECJ has ruled that a "general and indiscriminate retention" of data is against EU law and can only be done under certain conditions and "solely for the purpose of fighting serious crime".