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Uk Security Legislation to Be Challenged in Landmark Hearing


Jacksonville, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/20/2016 -- UK security legislation has come under fire at the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In an emergency hearing, the ECJ will assess whether bulk data collection is allowed as outlined in the UKInvestigatory Powers Bill (IP bill) which is currently under parliamentary review. Judges will ascertain whether self-authorized data retention by security companies breaches European Privacy law. The upcoming Investigatory Powers Bill will be largely impacted upon by the decision of the ECJ.

The human rights group Liberty believes that surveillance is a useful and necessary tool for crime fighting but only when targeted. The approach is currently to bulk store everyone's data with no safeguarding which is deemed excessive. Bulk data collection has gained notoriety in the headlines in recent times with pressure on the Government to regulate and control collection.

A spokesperson for Associated Security commented "Whilst large scale surveillance is widely accepted as necessary and effective in reducing crime, the mass collection of data without proper regulation is completely unacceptable. The whole practice and process should be reviewed to ensure protection and security of the data for all involved".

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