Jan 262010
 
 January 26, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Alexander Deane writes:

… In July 2008, the UK Home Office published a list of 1,043 laws permitting state inspectors to enter people’s homes and premises private property without the consent of the owner or occupier and without a police escort. This was the first time that the full extent of the spread and proliferation of power of entry legislation had been exposed.

At Big Brother Watch, we conducted the first nationwide survey of the number of officers in each Local Authority holding the power to enter a private home or business without requiring a warrant or police escort

We found almost 15,000 such inspectors. About a quarter of councils didn’t respond at all or didn’t respond fully, so it’s reasonable to suppose that the true figure is somewhere near 20,000.

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