Police Scotland had thousands of devices awaiting forensic examination at the end of 2019 including 1483 phones and 229 laptops.
Victims of sexual violence are being forced to spend hundreds of pounds on mobile phones seized by the police, prompting calls for urgent action to halt the billing.
Officials raise concerns over "resistance" from some officers over the use of new "Vulnerability Assessments" for police informers.
The efforts of departments in the Scottish Government to improve their freedom of information performance have been "disappointing", according to Scotland's information watchdog.
Big Brother-style CCTV planned for Glasgow is a "very significant" threat to civil liberties and workers' rights, according to trade unionists.
Former officer Karen Harper requested information that the Scottish Police Authority held about her on file.
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