Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sat Nav Bad Day

In March 1998, High Court Judge Lord Justice Brown threw a claim out of court by the Police against a motorist who was caught using a Radar Detector. The Police claimed that under the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1949, the motorist … Continue reading

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1st November: D-Day for Council Surveillance

1st of November 2012 will see big changes in the way local authorities carry out surveillance under Regulation fo Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA): 1. Magistrates’ Approval for all Surveillance Sections 37 and 38 of the Protection of Freedoms Act … Continue reading

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I hate my boss, I’m drunk, E’s are good and here’s my new mobile.

A delegate on a recent course after an animated discussion on social networking  sent us the following link to “We know what you’re doing… A social networking privacy experiment by Callum Haywood“. To use the words of the site “All … Continue reading

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New RIPA Procedure Guidance: Magistrates’ Approval

Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (sections 37 and 38) comes into force on 1st November 2012. This changes the procedure for the authorisation of local authority surveillance under the Regulation for Investigatory Powers … Continue reading

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Mind the (Surveillance) Gap!

Before the 2010 election, both coalition parties made a big thing about “rolling back the Surveillance State.” They announced in the Coalition Agreement:  “We will ban the use of powers in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) by councils, … Continue reading

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