Annual report of the Office of Surveillance Commissioners


Annual report (pdf).

This includes the following figures for surveillance (excluding telephone-tapping): Directed surveillance (external to property) by public authorities - 6,398 cases. Directed surveillance by law enforcement agencies - 26,986 cases. "Property interference" (entry into property) by all agencies - 2,483 cases and "Intrusive surveillance" (eg: placing of bugs and video in property) by all agencies - 447 cases (which seems a very low figure).

 

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