High Court rules against bulk hacking by police and intelligence agencies

John Leonard
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Spooks may no longer hack multiple devices on a single warrant, High Court rules
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Spooks may no longer hack multiple devices on a single warrant, High Court rules

Privacy International celebrates High Court win

The UK High Court has squashed the ability of the security and intelligence services to engage in bulk surveillance based on a single warrant. The ruling comes after a series of legal challenges by...

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