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Watchdog warns of public body 'snooping'

A wide range of public bodies are using private detectives to do their surveillance work, with many using security firms to dodge legal restrictions, according to a campaign group.

In recent years, there has been a focus on reducing surveillance work by local councils by making them seek a magistrate's warrant first.

But Big Brother Watch says some public bodies may be sidestepping that restriction by sub-contracting the work to private security companies.

Andy Moore reports.

  • 17 Mar 2013