European Data Protection Digest

Counterterrorism Review Expected To Prompt Calls for Change

SURVEILLANCE—UK

July 18, 2013

David Anderson, the independent reviewer of terrorism laws, is expected to raise concerns over the power exercised by officials when it comes to counterterrorism measures, reports The Telegraph. Anderson will likely call for proper checks and balances to safeguard against abuse, as police “do not even have to show reasonable suspicion” for seizing mobile devices from any passengers coming to the UK by air, sea or rail.
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