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BT and Phorm escape prosecution for secret wiretaps – Daily Telegraph

“BT and Phorm will not face prosecution for trials of technology that secretly intercepted and profiled the broadband traffic of tens of thousands of people, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

News International could face prosecution – The Guardian

“News International as a corporation could face a criminal prosecution following its admission that the phones of celebrities were hacked into by its staff.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New code to govern CCTV cameras – The Independent

“Police forces and councils who want to set up CCTV systems will have to be open and clear about what they will be used for and why under Home Office plans.”

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The Independent, 1st March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Freedom Bill signals common sense approach to public protection – Home Office

“Millions of people will be protected from unwarranted state intrusion in their private lives, the Home Secretary has outlined in today’s Protection of Freedoms Bill.”

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Home Office, 11th February 2011

www.homeoffice.gov.uk

People get power to take CCTV abusers to court – Daily Telegraph

“Any member of the public will be able to refer a local authority for judicial review if they can argue their cameras were set up or are being used inappropriately.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Surveillance society soon a reality, report suggests – The Guardian

“Information commissioner Christopher Graham is pressing ministers for new privacy safeguards in the wake of a report that suggests moves towards a surveillance society are expanding and intensifying.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

West Midlands police facing judicial review over surveillance project – The Guardian

“The West Midlands police force faces a judicial review over its plans to continue using cameras installed under a discredited scheme to place thousands of Muslims under permanent surveillance.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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