Oct 162009
 October 16, 2009  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Michael Peel, James Boxell and Marc Vallée report:

Scotland Yard has been accused of “tarring the innocent” with Big Brother-style surveillance after it emerged that it holds at least 1,500 photographs of protesters on a computer database, many of whom have not been convicted of a crime.

Lawyers and privacy experts questioned whether the image bank complied with UK privacy and data protection laws, despite police claims that they had culled more than 1,000 pictures in the past four months.

Details of the police database, revealed by the Financial Times, come ahead of a protest this weekend at an Eon power station near Nottingham.

Read more in Financial Times.

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