Friday, 31 May 2002 By agitpropHERE IT COMES: THE END OF DATA PRIVACY
EU Law allows police to spy on phone and net traffic.
European law enforcement agencies were given sweeping powers yesterday to monitor telephone, internet and email traffic in a move denounced by critics as the biggest threat to data privacy in a generation.
Despite opposition from civil liberties groups worldwide, the European parliament bowed to pressure from individual governments, led by Britain, and approved legislation to give police the power to access the communications records of every phone and internet user.
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