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 August 1, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Laura Clark reports:

Town hall snoopers are dealt a blow today by a landmark ruling in favour of parents who were spied on 21 times using anti-terror laws to check they lived in a school catchment area.

A tribunal will rule that Poole Borough Council was acting illegally when it put Jenny Paton, Tim Joyce and their three daughters under covert surveillance for three weeks.

Read more in the Daily Mail.

Thanks to the reader who sent in this link.

Now: does anyone know whether RIPA provides any individual cause of action? I’m betting it doesn’t and that despite egregious abuses of RIPA by councils, they walk away with a slap on the wrist at worst.

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