The controversial Snooper’s Charter – the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 – could be short-lived.

In an ironic twist, the Secretary for all things Brexit, David Davies MP, took a challenge to the remit of the Act to the European Courts and the verdict is damning:

“General and indiscriminate retention of e-mails and electronic communications by governments is illegal”.

It’s being lauded as a victory for privacy – a concept which some say is becoming more and more benign in the modern world. We’ll be watching the return of this episode to the Court of Appeal with interest…