Monthly Archives: September 2015

Permission Impossible? Consent and the new EU Data Protection Regulation

By Scott Sammons I recently took part in an ‘Information Awareness’ week for a local council. This was an event for council staff involving various training sessions revolving around a certain theme. Last year the sessions were on the theme … Continue reading

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Facebook, Social Networks and the Need for RIPA Authorisations

By Ibrahim Hasan Increasingly local authorities are turning to the online world, especially social media, when conducting investigations. There is some confusion as to whether the viewing of suspects’ Facebook accounts and other social networks requires an authorisation under Part … Continue reading

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New RIPA E-Learning Course

Regular refresher training for those conducting covert surveillance under Part 2 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) is a common recommendation by the Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) following inspections. Up to now, public authorities have had a … Continue reading

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