Cumbria council's snooping rulebook amended to allow covert Facebook surveillance
Council bosses in Cumbria can use Facebook to snoop on residents they suspect of committing an offence.
New guidelines have been added to Cumbria County Council's surveillance rule book on the issue and approved by leaders.
The regulations allow county council staff to glean information from personal social media account pages as an alternative to carrying out direct surveillance.
Council bosses approved the move at a meeting last Thursday as they discussed the authority's latest inspection by the government's Interception of Communication Commissioner's Office.
The council's director of... read more
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