regulation of investigatory powers

‘British undercover police can have sex with suspects’

June 13th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) British undercover police officers can start sexual relationships with suspected criminals if it means they are more plausible, a minister said Wednesday.Home Office Minister Nick Herbert ... Read more...

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Your iPhones may reveal your secret flings!

April 22nd, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): iPhone users beware! Make sure you've got nothing to hide, or your phone might reveal your secret flings.It has emerged that iPhones have an 'infidelity app' that can ... Read more...

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Teenager jailed for not giving computer password

October 7th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) A teenager in Britain has been jailed for four months after he refused to give his computer password to child protection police, a media report said.Oliver Drage's computer ... Read more...

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‘Big Brother’ laws to be reviewed in Britain

July 14th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) The British government has unveiled plans to review anti-terrorism and surveillance laws of the previous Labour government, which it said had turned the country into a "Big Brother" ... Read more...

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UK police, councils spying on public telephone, e-mail records almost 1,400 times a day

August 10th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.10 (ANI): New figures have revealed that local councils and police in Britain access telephone and e-mail records of people in the country at least 1400 times a day.According to The ... Read more...

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Brit watchdog ready to crackdown on spying bureaucrats

February 28th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.28 (ANI): A watchdog in Britain has warned the countrys bureaucratic establishment to abstain from misusing controversial surveillance powers on the pretext of fighting terrorism and combat crime. According to The ... Read more...

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Email laws slammed over ”breach of privacy” claims

January 9th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Laws to keep a check on the details of every email sent in the UK are facing flak as many believe they are an attack on privacy ... Read more...

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Council used anti-terror powers to spy on paperboys!

December 7th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Council bosses in Cambridgeshire, UK, used anti-terrorism laws to spy on paperboys to investigate whether a village newsagent had obtained work permits for them.Cambridgeshire County Council ... Read more...

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UK using anti-terrorism laws to spy on noisy kids

September 7th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.7 (ANI): Seventy-five percent of the local councils across Britain have reportedly used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000, an anti-terrorism law, over the past year to spy ... Read more...

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Britain fast turning into erstwhile East European-type surveillance state

May 31st, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin
London , May 31 (ANI): With thousands of middle managers in local councils being authorised to spy on people suspected of even petty offences in a bid to prevent crime and ... Read more...

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