Croydon Council using RIPA

Croydon County Council has reportedly been using the powers under RIPA to conduct surveillance on its residents, with 6 reported uses in 12 months.

Some of these uses including surveillance on counterfeiters, others include those fly tipping.

The question is not “is it right to stop criminals, and, where necessary use covert methods?”; but rather “should councils, and hired private individuals and companies, with none of the checks and balances of law enforcement agencies, be engaged in covert surveillance of residents, some of whom are bound to be innocent?”

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