“Plebgate” report shows why the UK’s data retention laws are such a terrible idea

In investigating a minor government scandal, the British police used the RIPA law — recently expanded to include web-based communications of all kinds — to figure out a journalist’s sources. Somehow, this was legal.

“Plebgate” report shows why the UK’s data retention laws are such a terrible idea originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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