21st July - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: The European court of justice ruling that bulk data collection is only lawful if it is used to tackle serious crime (Report, 20 July) makes it clearer than ever that the monstrous (in size and aims) investigatory powers bill currently passing through the House of Lords is simply not fit for purpose. The proposed legislation sanctions the mass collection of citizens’ telephone and email data – something that is both ineffective and, as we now know, unlawful – and fails to put in place sufficient safeguards against the misuse of the powers granted to the intelligence services. Full story - Guardian Law

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Today's video story: Parents in remote parts of Malawi are sending their daughters to be sexually initiated by local men - called "hyenas" - when they reach puberty. Meet Eric, he’s proud of his role as a "hyena".