S49 notices rise by 50%, applied in more types of crime

David Biggins David_Biggins at usermgmt.com
Wed Jul 28 11:22:45 BST 2010


"In the 12 months to March 31 this year, government officials approved
38 notices under Part III of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act,
compared to 26 in the previous year."

"In 2008/09 they were served in relation to counter-terrorism,
possession of indecent images of children and "domestic extremism" (a
case involving activist attacks on animal testing labs). In the last 12
months, however, RIPA Part III was used to demand decryption in cases of
insider dealing, illegal broadcasting, theft, excise duty evasion and
aggravated burglary, the Chief Surveillance Commissioner Sir Christopher
Rose said in his annual report."

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