Scrutiny over phone snooping tech won’t extend to Scotland
The Scottish Government will allow public bodies to use IMSI catchers with less oversight than in England and Wales, despite privacy fears.
Privacy warning over growing use of body-worn cameras
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.
Police Scotland ordered to improve after probe into covert work
The Office of the Surveillance Commissioners identify 'significant issues' with the way Police Scotland staff treat surveillance material.
Review of secret police condemned as a “whitewash”
Campaigners claim proposals for a new Scottish spy cops probe like asking the police to 'mark their own homework.'
Scottish councils still ‘misusing’ surveillance powers
Councils across Scotland are failing to implement surveillance laws properly, according to inspection reports obtained by The Ferret.
Police Scotland to dump millions of ANPR records over privacy fears
Police Scotland confirm plans to delete half a billion historic ANPR records that are not linked to criminal activity... once they've worked out how.
Mobile phone firms secretly help government deploy spy technology
Mobile phone firms have been criticised for letting government agencies exploit weaknesses in their networks rather than taking steps to secure customer data.
Scottish Government urged to obtain fake names of spy cops
Key witness at Pitchford inquiry asks Scottish Government to obtain aliases used by undercover Met Police officers.
Prisoners outwit £1.2m mobile phone blocking technology
Calls for a privacy probe after Scottish Prison Service is first UK agency to admit using controversial phone blocking technology.