Aug 062010
 August 6, 2010  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Steve Lillebuen reports:

Secret police files gathered on AFL players, coaches, board members and even staff have been made available to the league.

Victoria Police struck a deal with the league to share any records it has gathered on AFL identities, including handing over photos and videos.

An AFL club president, civil liberties advocates and the state opposition have all blasted the agreement as unprecedented, insulting invasion of privacy.

Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett said the agreement is utterly disturbing.

“I cannot imagine any circumstance that would justify our police force handing over its files to a sporting body,” the former Victorian premier told AAP.

Read more on Adelaide Now.

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