HUNDREDS of people across Merseyside have been under surveillance by local authorities using powers under so-called “terror laws”, according to details released under the Freedom of Information Act.
The use of the laws by local councils and organisations was last night described as a “snoopers charter” by the campaign group, Liberty, who said it was “self-authorisation by over-zealous bureaucrats”, and called for the law to be changed.
Well this is a case of give them an inch and they'll take a mile. The government recently warned councils not to revert (as if they have done things differently anyway) to these draconian tactics. Put the council into the same pot as the police and you would not be able to tell the difference. There is no way the council's are going to give up this avenue to investigate people, in fact my bet is its going to get a whole lot worse, hey the tax payers pay for this abuse of procedure as well.
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