The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled EU member states must limit surveillance activities of phone and internet data, Reuters reports. The CJEU determined governments can only retain mass amounts of data when facing a "serious threat to national security." In those instances, agencies can only access citizens' phone and internet data for as long as "strictly necessary." The ruling puts U.K. adequacy with the EU in jeopardy and will have ramifications for member states across the EU. The case was brought forth by a group of advocacy groups, including Privacy International.
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