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 August 3, 2009  Posted by  Business, Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

The Royal Gibraltar Police has been demanding that Gibtelecom supply them with subscriber information without a court order or search warrant. Gibtelecom have refused.

Contacted by PANORAMA, chief executive officer Tim Bristow said that Gibtelecom, like its predecessors Nynex and Gibtel, “have only ever provided the Police with access to subscribers’ telecommunications data on the strength of a warrant.”

Unfortunately, it seems that the Data Protection Commissioner does not agree that a warrant is required and it advised Gibtelecom to reconsider:

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Gibtelecom was advised that under no circumstances is the requirement for a court order or search warrant a condition imposed by the DPA nor is it a condition which the Data Protection Commissioner has imposed or indeed even recommends.

Read more on Panorama.

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