A ruling from the Court of Justice of the EU is forcing the U.K. Home Office to delay the implementation of the Investigatory Powers Act, Ars Technica reports. "The European Court of Justice handed down a judgment relating to the UK’s communications data regime in December. The matter must now be considered by the domestic courts and the consultation on the communications data code of practice has been deferred until this has taken place," a Home Office spokesperson said. The latest version of the act, following a public consultation, did not have a draft code providing detailed guidance to government agencies, ISPs, and other telecoms "on the procedures to be followed when acquisition of communications data takes place," under the provisions in the act.
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