On 17 July 2015, two conservative MPs, David Davis and Tom Watson, won a High Court battle in relation to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act’s incompatibility with articles 7 and 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The Act permits Britain’s security agencies and other public bodies to gather information about the UK citizens who suspects have contacted by telephone or email. The two High Court Judges in the case ruled that the Act is inconsistent with EU law thus effectively nullifying parts of the legislation.

The order has been suspended until March 2016.

David Davis and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 2092 (PDF)