22nd December - Law News

1823rd Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: The United Nations says more than twenty people have been killed in protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, that are demanding President Joseph Kabila step down.

Focus of the day story: Limitations on the interception of legally privileged information have been backed by Europe’s highest court today, in a case brought by two MPs and joined by the Law Society. In a judgment handed down in Secretary of State for the Home Department v Watson and Others the Court of Justice of the European Union said the law justified only targeted interception of 'traffic' and location data in order to combat serious crime, not general collection of data, which could include privileged communications. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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