Liberty, the UK organisation campaigning for fundamental rights and freedoms, has announced that it will seek judicial review of the new Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 on behalf of MPs Tom Watson and David Davis. Liberty will argue that the treatment of the Bill as an emergency measure allowed no time for proper Parliamentary review and debate. It will also argue that the Act unjustifiably interferes with the fundamental rights to respect for family and personal life and the right to privacy and data protection guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Liberty press release –July 2014