The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 – Recent Developments

On 17 July 2014 Parliament passed the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA). DRIPA has proved controversial. Its validity is subject to legal challenge while, at the same time, the Government proposes to widen its scope by amendments in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill currently before Parliament. Rosemary Jay reviews the current state of play and explains the background to DRIPA.

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