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Police 'using spying powers to probe Covid rule breakers' in Northern Ireland

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The PSNI has used anti-terror spying laws to investigate potential breaches of Covid regulations, it has been claimed. Photo: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

The PSNI has used anti-terror spying laws to investigate potential breaches of Covid regulations, it has been claimed. Photo: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

The PSNI has used anti-terror spying laws to investigate potential breaches of Covid regulations, it has been claimed. Photo: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

The PSNI has used anti-terror spying laws to investigate potential breaches of Covid regulations, it has been claimed.

A leading privacy campaign group said its use here to probe such breaches is "entirely disproportionate".

Introduced in 2000, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) - commonly known as the 'snoopers' charter' - was put on the statute books to help authorities fight terrorism and organised crime.


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