Britain set to push through data surveillance measures

July 11, 2014 12:02 AM

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LONDON: Concerned after a European court ruled in favour of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged on Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and internet companies to store call and search records for a year.

The European Court of Justice ruled in April that a European Union directive requiring companies to store communications data for up to two years was too broad and a threat to privacy rights. Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday without the emergency law, governments would be less able to p...

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