Nov 042011
 November 4, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Adam Wagner writes:

JUSTICE, a law reform and human rights organisation, has today published a significant and wide-ranging critique of state surveillance powers contained in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA).

The report – Freedom from Suspicion – Surveillance Reform for a Digital Age – is byEric Metcalfe, former director of JUSTICE and recently returned to practise as a barrister. It reveals some pretty stunning statistics:  for example, in total, there have been close to three million decisions taken by public bodies under RIPA in the last decade.

Read more on Adam’s excellent blog, UK Human Rights Blog.

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