Jun 302010
 
 June 30, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Siba Matti reports:

A decision to give council officials access to confidential police details about members of the public has come under fire from a civil liberties group.

Seven staff members at Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) have been granted special powers, including access to the police national computer – which holds sensitive information including previous arrests, cautions and convictions.

Four environment officers, two housing officers and an animal control enforcement officer are now able to ask for the name and address of anyone suspected of causing anti-social behaviour or noise nuisance, such as minor offences including leaving car alarms unattended.

Read more in the Uxbridge Gazette.

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