Mark Aitken reports:
Scots police have secretly accessed people’s private email and phone records more than 85,000 times in the last five years.
But each application to telecom firms for the information can contain requests for several different individuals, so the true scale of the scrutiny is far greater.
Northern Constabulary, who serve a population of 300,000, made more than 20,000 snooping applications – roughly one for every 15 people in the area.
Yesterday, one civil liberties campaigner warned Scotland was moving towards the same levels of surveillance as China and Iran.
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