Conservative MP calls for a curb on RIPA powers

he conservative MP, Brian Binley, pictured below, has called for local councils to stop using RIPA powers to to catch petty crimes/incidents.

Brain voted against both the Labour’s new anti-terror laws and the introduction of the ID card.

An MP called today for a halt in the use of surveillance laws by local councils after finding out they have been used to catch dog owners who let their pets foul on grass.

Brian Binley, MP for Northampton South, condemned his local borough council for using the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) to act as “Dick Tracy” detectives.”

http://www.24dash.com/news/Local_Government/2008-05-21-MPs-calls-on-councils-to-stop-acting-like-Dick-Tracy

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One Response to “Conservative MP calls for a curb on RIPA powers”

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