Two former Conservative MSPs were forced to pay back £12,512.56 to the public purse after over-claiming on their office expenses.
A former CCTV operator with 15 years experience claims council managers ignored frequent breaches of privacy laws on an almost daily basis.
Campaigners have backed calls for tighter regulation of the way Police Scotland handle biometric data, such as photographs.
Some of the most expensive Scottish peers have claimed thousands of pounds for 'excessive' air travel between Scotland and London whilst campaigning on climate change.
Fears have been raised that a £1.2m CCTV surveillance system in Scotland's largest city could become a 'digital dragnet,' unless stronger legal safeguards are put in place.
Animal rights, environment and anti-nuclear campaigners are “of concern” according to counter-terrorism training materials produced by Scotland’s largest council.