Saturday, 2 July 2011

More abuse of lawful access exposed in UK

The UK Telegraph, under Freedom of Information, exposes more abuse of the British version of lawful access legislation. The records obtained reveal police and others seeking information on footballer Steven Gerrard gained access to his classified files despite safeguards of the law that is pruported to combat serious crime and terrorism. Although law enforcement authorities say most of the breaches are attributed to interest in Gerrard, officers were also accessing files to check classified data about relatives, friends and acquaintances who had "provoked their suspicions."

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