Big Brother Watch
Campaigners said the Scotland Office could be using taxpayer funded Facebook ads to “manipulate potential voters for party political purposes.”
Hundreds of body-worn cameras are in use by council workers across Scotland, even though few can show that they have considered the privacy implications of using them.
Councils across Scotland are failing to implement surveillance laws properly, according to inspection reports obtained by The Ferret.
A former CCTV operator with 15 years experience claims council managers ignored frequent breaches of privacy laws on an almost daily basis.
The CCTV network that scans Scotland's streets, shops and parks is fragmented, obsolete and may violate the law, according to a secret police report.