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NSA collection of metadata likely to be unconstitutional, US judge says

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18/12/2013 by:

An opinion by a judge at the US District Court for the District of Columbia, given on 16 December, says that the mass collection of metadata by the US National Security Agency (NSA) is likely to violate the fourth amendment of the US constitution,...

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DPAs meet in Mauritius: Big Data, surveillance burning issues

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16/10/2014 by:

The 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, taking place in Mauritius this week, discussed yesterday the role of Big Data in society and the threat of surveillance systems. Jacob Kohnstamm, Chairman of the...

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Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 unlawful, court says

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17/07/2015 by:

A judgement by the Divisional Court, issued today, declares section 1 of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) 2014 inconsistent with European Union law. The court says that: a) it does not lay down clear and precise rules...

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France adopts controversial surveillance Act

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11/08/2015 by:

As a result of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, France has adopted a law that enables its intelligence agencies to monitor phone calls and emails of suspected terrorists without prior authorisation from a judge. The Bill, which was approved by France'...

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Government issues draft Investigatory Powers Bill

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04/11/2015 by:

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill was issued today and will now be examined in detail by both Houses of Parliament before a final Bill is produced. Making a statement in the House of Commons, Theresa May, Home Secretary, said that the final Bill...

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