It seems to me that the Tribunal draw a clear distinction between those
core investigatory functions such as benefit fraud where there is a
specific regulatory function, and those functions where Councils are
merely a service provider.
And that RIPA can only be used for the detection of crime where the body
concerned has a specific statutory role in such investigation.
Otherwise any Council could use RIPA to spy on householders who are
putting recyclables in the general waste! And that I think would
Remember if you've nothing to hide, you shouldn't mind!
All archives of messages are stored permanently and are
available to the world wide web community at large at
If you wish to leave this list please send the command
leave data-protection to [log in to unmask]
All user commands can be found at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/help/commandref.htm
Any queries about sending or receiving messages please send to the list owner
[log in to unmask]
Full help Desk - please email [log in to unmask] describing your needs
To receive these emails in HTML format send the command:
SET data-protection HTML to [log in to unmask]
(all commands go to [log in to unmask] not the list please)