Fiona O’Cleirigh reports:
The UK’s top intelligence court has ordered Police Scotland to pay £10,000 to a former officer after finding that the force unlawfully obtained his communications data, as well as that of other officers.
In the 8 August 2016 judgement, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which heard the case in Scotland on 22 July 2016, ruled that Police Scotland had interfered with the privacy rights of the complainants; two serving police officers and two former police officers and their partners.
The IPT found Police Scotland to be in contravention of the Human Rights Act 1998.
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