Government surveillance of windfarm protestor
Jan 10, 2012
Bishop Hill in Civil liberties, Energy: wind

In an eerie echo of the use of anti-terrorist police to investigate Climategate, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has apparently authorised the use of surveillance to delve into the background of a windfarm protestor.

The victim, George Watson, is going to sue.

Appalling, if true.

H/T Ben Pile

Update on Jan 10, 2012 by Registered CommenterBishop Hill

A correction. RIPA is not strictly "antiterrorism law", as I originally characterised it above. It applies to criminal and terrorism activities. I've changed the headline and text accordingly.

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