An environmental campaigner targeted by police has failed to persuade a judge that an undercover policing inquiry should be extended to cover Scotland.
Scotland’s former police chief personally signed off an undercover operation which involved an officer duping a woman into sex.
A landmark ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this week said that GCHQ’s methods in carrying out bulk interception of online communications, violated privacy and failed to provide sufficient surveillance safeguards
Government plans to appoint an independent watchdog to monitor how facial recognition, fingerprints and genetic materials are used in Scotland have been criticised.
Police Scotland have admitted that they have not fully considered the privacy or human rights implications of new mobile phone analysis tools that are to be used throughout Scotland.
Scottish Government proposals for the introduction of electronic voting could leave Scotland vulnerable to election interference by foreign agents, campaigners have claimed.
Cyber attacks have resulted in data breaches and losses at three Scottish councils, according to a new report that reveals the extraordinary scale of security threats faced by local authorities.
Millions of Facebook and Twitter accounts may have been analysed by UK intelligence agencies and personal data shared with foreign governments and corporations, according to privacy campaigners.
In the last three years Police Scotland have successfully obtained data from at least 35,973 phones.