Mar 142013
 March 14, 2013  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Rob Evans, Paul Lewis and Owen Bowcott report:

An 88-year-old campaigner has won a landmark lawsuit against police chiefs who labelled him a “domestic extremist” and logged his political activities on a secret database.

The ruling by three senior judges puts pressure on the police, already heavily criticised for running undercover operatives in political groups, to curtail their surveillance of law-abiding protesters.

The judges decided police chiefs acted unlawfully by secretly keeping a detailed record of John Catt’s presence at more than 55 protests over a four-year period.

Read more on The Guardian.

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