Friday, 15 March 2013

Police 'could be forced to destroy files on protesters'

Police could be forced to destroy hundreds of intelligence files on protesters after a veteran campaigner with no criminal record won a human rights ruling forcing officers to remove his details from a national extremism database. 

John Catt, 88, argued that keeping information about him on the National Domestic Extremism Database was a breach of his right to a private life because he had not committed any crimes.
In a landmark ruling which threatens to throw police intelligence systems into chaos, the Appeal Court agreed, saying the intrusion into his private life had not been justified.

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