X v Local Authority

IPT/03/50

The Tribunal examined whether a councilís use of covert CCTV trained on a communal area to detect persistent dog fouling constituted directed surveillance against an individual for which an authorisation under RIPA should have been obtained. It upheld the case against the council, concluding that the facts of that particular case, including the positioning of the covert camera, showed that the activity had breached the Complainantís Article 8 rights.

Judgment dated : 25 Aug 08

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