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Alarm at sweeping powers for state snoopers
15 September 2003

'Sweeping powers for Government agencies to carry out covert surveillance, run agents and gather the telephone data of private citizens were contained in legislation published yesterday.
State bodies ranging from the police, intelligence services and Whitehall departments to local councils, the Postal Services Commission and the chief inspector of schools will be able to authorise undercover operations.' link

Posted by SteveC at 12:14 PM Mon 15 Sep 2003 Categories: RIP Oversight (Part IV) , RIP Statutory Instrument (Part I Chapter 2) , The Telegraph