Aug 26th 2018

The Scottish Sun – Using anti-terror laws to spy on welfare claimants

Legal and Policy Officer, Griff Ferris, commented on plans by Social Security Scotland to use RIPSA laws to deploy hidden cameras, bugs and undercover agents to investigate benefit fraud. “The use of covert surveillance legislation to target people on welfare is disproportionate and extremely intrusive.”   FRAUD SQUAD – Scots welfare chiefs slammed over plans […]

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Aug 15th 2018

Evening Standard – Met Police using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners

The Metropolitan Police are rolling out on-the-spot fingerprint scanners, to scan and check people’s identities against criminal and immigration databases. Our Director was quoted on the  issue in the Evening Standard: “The growth of border-style security on our streets should be cause for concern to all of us. That police can now stop and scan […]

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Aug 10th 2018

The Guardian – Big Brother Watch view on internet regulation

Our Director wrote a comment piece in the Guardian on the arbitrary response of internet companies to internet regulation, specifically the banning of InfoWars. “When tech giants hold a monopoly on free speech online, that responsibility must be taken particularly seriously. But the way in which the tech giants have dealt with Infowars doesn’t appear […]

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