Buckinghamshire CC ANPR cameras

Jon Ribbens jon+ukcrypto at unequivocal.co.uk
Wed Jan 11 17:20:35 GMT 2012

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 09:14:16AM -0800, Derek Fawcus wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 03:01:07PM +0000, k.brown at bbk.ac.uk wrote:
> > Its hard to imagine the government passing a law that stops its own
> > agencies doing things that private citizens are permitted to do.
> I thought the general rule was that the state is only permitted to
> do such things as are authorised by statute,  vs the people being
> allowed to do anything not barred by statute (or law)?

No, not really. Some government-type bodies are only allowed to do
things in pursuit of aims that are explicitly permitted, e.g. local
councils. However even this has changed with the passage of the
Localism Act 2011.

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