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Snooper’s Charter poses threat to legal privilege

By Waithera Junghae

08 December 2016

Snooper’s Charter poses threat to legal privilege  Snooper's Charter will allow intelligence agencies to intercept communications data. (Credit: Credit: iStockphoto.com/BrianAJackson )

Last week the UK introduced the Investigatory Powers Act, which allows investigative agencies to intercept communications data. Lawyers say the legislation fails to adequately protect legal privilege, despite recent amendments