Jun 242015
 June 24, 2015  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Justin Davenport reports:

Scotland Yard is making more than 120 requests a day to access private phone calls, texts and emails, new figures reveal.

Statistics revealed to the Evening Standard show that last year the Met made 45,249 requests to obtain communications data under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, or Ripa.

The legislation allows officers to access people’s phone use, emails and web searches — provided they do not view the content.

Read more on the London Evening Standard.

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