Controversial surveillance legislation that was pushed through Parliament in days has been found to be unlawful by the High Court. It was found that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) failed to provide clear and precise rules to protect data and that the access is not authorised by a court and independent body.
The European Parliament has voted on negotiating principles or 'red lines' on the EU-US trade deal TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The vote had been delayed after a large number of amendments to the report had been put down.
TTIP has been particularly controversial because of its secret negotiations and potential to undermine European standards. 2.3 million EU citizens signed a petition to Stop TTIP.
Amendments to uphold environmental, worker protection and get rid of red tape in TTIP were adopted. However a compromise on a form of one of the most...