Councils are continuing to use RIPA for minor incidents

Councils are continuing to use RIPA to investigate petty incidents, despite growing outrage about these activities.

The latest event is in Poole where the council used RIPA to spy on people shell fishing

“Poole council used a covert surveillance team to gather evidence of shellfish being illegally gathered in Poole Harbour, Dorset.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1952551/Anti-terror-law-used-to-snoop-on-fishermen.html

Damn those pesky kids with their crab lines and nets!

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2 Responses to “Councils are continuing to use RIPA for minor incidents”

  1. Councils Warned over RIPA Powers « Data - Where is it? Says:

    […] instances of Councils in the UK using their RIPA powers to put people under surveillance for petty offenses everything from dog fouling to school attendance, the councils have finally been warned […]

  2. RIPA: Misuse contines…. « Data - Where is it? Says:

    […] previous reports that the Councils are continuing to over step the mark in their use of RIPA […]


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