Emma Carr, director of Big Brother Watch
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'People need to know surveillance laws are used properly'

Surveillance laws that allow police officers to access people's phone records are not fit for purpose, the Home Affairs Select Committee has said.

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) has been used to access journalists' records in some cases.

The Home Office said there were measures in place to ensure police powers were not abused.

But the director of Big Brother Watch, Emma Carr, said it would shock many people to know how surveillance laws were being used.

  • 06 Dec 2014
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