Government’s Sweeping Spying Powers Face Challenge In British Court

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‘Core parts of the UK’s new spying powers bill may soon be reviewed in court since civil rights NGO Liberty launched a crowd-funded legal challenge.

Liberty aims to have the most concerning parts of what it terms “sweeping state spying powers” examined in depth with a view to limiting what some see as the most draconian set of surveillance powers in the Western world.

The group has decide to press on with the challenge since more than 200,000 people signed a petition to have the ‘snoopers’ charter’ – officially known as the Investigatory Powers Act – repealed.

The IP Act replaced the earlier Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) 2014.’

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