Irish police phone tapping undermines citizens’ rights

An investigation by the Irish Independent newspaper has found that members of the public had their phones tapped without proper justification.

The widespread phone tapping was revealed after a senior officer tried to highlight his concerns about the legality of the covert surveillance. According to this account, he was put under pressure to listen in on private conversations of citizens without a necessary court order.

Country: Ireland

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: fundamental rights, court order, Ireland, surveillance, phone tapping

Posted on Wednesday 31 May 2017

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