UK: Revealed: Full scale of Met’s ‘snooping’ on phone calls, texts, and emails Jun 242015 June 24, 2015 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. Related Posts:Scottish police have snooped on emails and calls…AU: ASIC seeks power to read your emails, textsInformation Commissioner gets new powers to fine for…UK: Lancashire County Council uses snooping powersUK: North Wales police chiefs defend snooping on… Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.