globe2UK Security Official’s defense on the legality of collecting online data through ‘external communications’ create distress among British citizens and rise questions among internet users. Are social media network accounts still considered ‘private’?

Charles Farr, director general of the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism justified the legality of ‘external communication’, especially when conducted offshore. This is despite of UK’s Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) allowing citizens to enjoy freedom of communications. Supporters of privacy movements call to terminate online spying and claim that it directly violates people’s right to privacy. Read more on the source:

Source: Mashable