UK's Spying Bill Complicates Fate Of Data Transfer Deals

Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 9:54 PM EST) -- A controversial British surveillance bill that requires telecoms to retain records like user browser history for a full year cleared its final hurdle Tuesday, teeing up an almost certain court battle over the breadth of the act's data retention mandate and throwing another wrench into efforts by the U.K. to hammer out international data transfer deals independent of the European Union.

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016, which had already cleared both chambers of the U.K. Parliament and on Tuesday   passed its final test in the...
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