Emergency data law set to be passed in U.K.

Jul 10, 2014, 5:49 AM EDT
David Cameron says the Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill is needed to fight "criminals and terrorists".
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An emergency law to ensure police and security services can continue to access people's phone and internet records is expected to be approved at a special cabinet meeting later. David Cameron says the Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill is needed to fight "criminals and terrorists". But civil liberties groups say it infringes the right to privacy and sets a dangerous precedent. It comes after the European Court of Justice struck down existing powers.
Background:
Emergency phone and internet data retention law set to be passed [BBC]
Britain says to pass emergency phone and email data law [Reuters]

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