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Electronic Surveillance in United Kingdom

Definition of Electronic Surveillance

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Electronic Surveillance : The use of *telephone tapping, hidden microphones (bugging) or cameras, or similar means to obtain evidence. The police and other state bodies may be permitted to use such devices provided that the Secretary of State has issued a warrant under the Interception of Communications Act 1985. Evidence obtained by electronic surveillance can usually be used in court proceedings; it has been compared with the evidence of an eavesdropper. The Police Act 1997 provides for a system in which independent commissioners of police oversee the arrangements and investigate complaints in relation to intrusive *surveillance operations.

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  • Article Name: Electronic Surveillance
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Electronic Surveillance In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Electronic [...]

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