UK Emergency legislation defies EU court on phone and internet snooping

Friday, July 11th, 2014 By 


David Cameron and Nick Clegg

Emergency legislation that will ensure the police and Government security services can continue to maintain surveillance on phone and internet communications is currently being rushed through parliament, ignoring the latest ruling by the European Court of Justice.

Both prime minister David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg gained an across floor consensus while acquiring emergency powers that ‘maintain’ UK security services can still access private data.
At a press conference in London, Cameron has said urgent action is required to protect the public from“criminals and terrorists” and that the public should be worried “if we didn’t act.”
Civil liberties campaigners have expressed great concern regarding the move. In particular, the legislation has undermined a recent ruling by the European Court of Justice that struck down the Data Retention Directive, a law that forces service providers to store user’s information.
The executive director of privacy campaign group Open Rights Watch, Jim Killock, said, “The government knows that since the CJEU ruling, there is no legal basis for making internet service providers retain our data so it is using the threat of terrorism as an excuse for getting this law passed.
“The government has had since April to address the CJEU ruling but it is only now that organisations such as ORG are threatening legal action that this has become an ‘emergency’.
“Blanket surveillance needs to end. That is what the court has said.”
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4 Responses to “UK Emergency legislation defies EU court on phone and internet snooping”

  1. NPP says:

    Robert Green: House arrest.

    Former head of Boris school held in child sex inquiry:
    Clive Williams: Released on bail just reported by BBC.

    EU Camoron? They are both Common Purpose and Agenda 21 and intend to monitor your every poo. Today’s BS is just Camoron pretending to have some bollocks against the EU while perpetuating the fear of the war on terror… Zzzzzzz.

    Laugh at the BBC. Watch UK Column!

    As for Israel: murderous aparteid regime that just keeps on killing. The BBC make more fuss if 3 Israelis are killed.

    ADL? frack off!

  2. Anonymous says:

    “In return for support, both Labour and the Liberal Democrats have requested the creation of a new Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board – to scrutinise the impact of the law on privacy and civil liberties.” ( blue and green tomorrow link )

    No doubt headed by Damn Butler-Sloth or some other establishment wallah? The royal and non-royal child murdering criminal and paedo establishemnt are the ones that need constant surveillance, preferably from behind bars on Death Row prior to their ‘despatch’.

    What a frightening and sickening Zionist Occupation World this has become. There aren’t that bloody many of them so what is holding us back from taking them out and taking back our destinies?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Anon 6.50… Here Here! I agree

  4. Anonymous says:

    Talking of snooping We had an AWAC plane flying very low over Derby today.
    I have to ask… Haven’t they got anything more important to do and spend money on than checking up on locals shopping???

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