MP calls for limit on UK surveillance powers as EU test case opens

The Guardian David Davis says data retention laws turn ‘entire nation into suspects’, while UK lawyers argue they are critical to securing convictions David Davis said the British government was retaining far more data than necessary. Photograph: Niklas Halle’N/AFP/Getty Images The UK government is “treating the entire nation as suspects” by ignoring safeguards on retaining…

Government ‘actively considering’ watering down celebrities’ ability to obtain court injunctions

The independent It comes after a ‘well-known’ public figure took out a court injunction to prevent the UK media from publishing details of an extra-marital ‘three-way sexual encounter’ “It’s an issue which has been under active consideration,” a Whitehall source said Rex Government ministers are “actively considering” plans to water down celebrities’ ability to prevent the British…