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We need to make it even easier for UK terror cops to rummage about in folks' phones, says govt lawyer

By Gareth Corfield 23 Jan 2020 at 22:01

The Government Reviewer of Terrorism Laws has declared that safeguards protecting Britons from police workers demanding passwords for their devices must be watered down. In a speech delivered to conservative think tank the Henry Jackson Society yesterday, Jonathan Hall QC, the "Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation"* said section 49 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)...

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