Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
Police Scotland criticised over treatment of vulnerable informants
Officials raise concerns over "resistance" from some officers over the use of new "Vulnerability Assessments" for police informers.
Scotland’s census criticised for links to firm accused of torture
The organisers of Scotland’s next population census in 2021 have come under fire for hiring a firm whose US parent company is accused of helping torture prisoners at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Leak: counter-terrorism strategy in Scotland focuses on sectarianism and far right
Most work under the UK Government’s counter terrorism strategy in Scotland is aimed at tackling sectarian and extreme right wing ideologies.
Scots police had access to GCHQ spy programme
The Ferret publishes classified documents revealing Scots police accessed top secret GCHQ spy programme.
70 cameras primed for new state-of the-art surveillance
Some 70 cameras in Glasgow have the capability to track people under a new surveillance system branded a threat to civil liberties.
Police Scotland self-regulation on biometric data ‘must end’
Campaigners have backed calls for tighter regulation of the way Police Scotland handle biometric data, such as photographs.
Thousands of workers given ‘cack-handed’ terrorism training
More than 4000 workers in prisons, councils, the NHS, Fire and Rescue services and the military have taken part in counter-terrorism courses.
New city surveillance system sparks call for urgent law 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.
NHS-patient trust threatened by “Orwellian” terror law
Doctors and nurses advised to breach patient confidentiality and report suspicious people to the state to comply with counter-terrorism law.