Political Row in Scotland Over Police Snooping on Journalist

A political row has broken out in Scotland over the use by police of covert monitoring in order to discover a journalist’s confidential sources.


According to the Sunday Herald, Police Scotland’s counter corruption unit (CCU) snooped on the reporter without obtaining judicial approval. That practice was banned in March 2015 following controversy over officers using the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) to access journalists’ phone records, texts and emails.

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