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UK 'terror' airport stops under new scrutiny

Publisher: 
Al Jazeera
Publication date: 
21-Jul-2013
Author(s): 
Simon Hooper
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Mike Rispoli of the privacy campaign group Privacy International said there were no clear rules governing border stops, especially regarding access to electronic data.

"The fact is that when the Terrorism Act was passed [in 2000] phones were very different to what they are now," he told Al Jazeera. "Now our phones carry so much information. They have pictures, they have browsing history and location information, along with text messages and phone numbers. We are operating in a legal framework that is woefully outdated."

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