“I would say that a majority of these applications are potentially illegal…Most[ Uses of RIPA] don’t seem proportionate — there are probably less intrusive ways of investigating dog fouling, for instance.
Quincy Whitaker, a human rights barrister.
“I am personally shocked by the numbers involved in surveillance by the local authorities. It is important we make sure there is proper accountability and transparency in the way this operates”
Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs select committee