DAVID MICHAEL MIRANDA has won a victory against the UK police from sharing, copying and inspecting any of the data it snatched when it held him at Heathrow.
Miranda is the domestic partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald. He was held at Heathrow airport and asked questions about his partner's internet surveillance reporting, which included working with Edward Snowden and reporting information about NSA internet surveillance programmes.
He was held at Heathrow airport for nine hours in an incident that greatly concerned the Guardian.
Since his stay at the airport we have learned that the Guardian has been under increasing pressure to stop reporting on the NSA and GCHG and start giving information to the UK government.
This apparently came to a head with Miranda's detention at Heathrow and the smashing of Guardian computers in London.
According to a report at the Guardian today he has successfully petitioned the High Court regarding his data and has won a victory. The court ruled that the data could not be shared with any foreign agencies unless it was part of a direct investigation of Miranda linking him to terrorism.
Apparently this is making the people at the Home Office happy. Though we cannot see why.
"We are pleased the court has agreed that the police can examine the material as part of their criminal investigation insofar as it falls within the purposes of the original Schedule 7 examination and in order to protect national security," it said in a statement.
"It would be inappropriate for us to comment further on ongoing legal proceedings."
Miranda said that he was held and questioned without a lawyer for most of the time he was at Heathrow, and that he was forced to hand over the passwords for several of his devices. µ
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