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Offline Tobes

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Big Brother - He's RIPA mate!
« on: October 13, 2008, 09:52:58 am »
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Surveillance methods to tackle problems such as benefit fraud, fly-tipping and noisy neighbours were approved by councillors this week.

At a meeting of Hertsmere Borough Council’s executive on Monday, councillors approved guidelines to regulate the authority’s use of undercover and open devices, such as CCTV cameras, in its investigations.

The agreed policy sets out procedures governing the use of both secretive methods, such as concealed cameras and recording devices, as well as more overt surveillance such as officers in uniform and visible recording methods.

http://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/3745274.Watching_brief/
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Re: Big Brother - He's RIPA mate!
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 04:45:34 pm »


Hmmm....

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A report compiled by Hertsmere officers states: “Use of surveillance needs to be carefully balanced against the risk of interference with human rights of both the person under surveillance, and others who may be caught by the surveillance activity.

“Failure to adhere to standards and procedures set out in the policy document could render the evidence gathered inadmissible in court.”


Sounds like they're more concerned with getting fines and prosecutions than they are with protecting an individuals human rights

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Re: Big Brother - He's RIPA mate!
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 09:11:52 pm »
What do you mean 'Sounds like'?

Don't believe cameras too much anyway, if I did I would believe in dinosaurs stomping around in Los Angeles, blokes with helmets and light sabres and that Brad Pitt is better looking than me.

Cash earner full stop and it's only a matter of time before the Police are absorbed into the Inland Revenue.
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Re: Big Brother - He's RIPA mate!
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 10:26:42 pm »
What do you mean 'Sounds like'?

Well yeah, but......

....yeah, you're right.

 

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