Digital rights group, Privacy International, has filed a Judicial Review in the UK High Court over the government’s use of general hacking warrants, challenging the Investigatory Powers Tribunal’s decision to sanction the use of these so called “thematic warrants”. These warrants allow British intelligence agencies to hack into devices, such as computers and telephones, of a wide class of people with a single warrant. The Investigatory Powers Bill, which is still going through the process of parliamentary debate, hopes to cement these powers in to law, with Privacy International arguing against the ability of the government to “log keystrokes, track locations, take covert photographs and videos, and access stored information”.

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