Communications Data and Journalistic Sources

During the investigation in 2012, called Operation Alice, into what became known as “Plebgate”, the Metropolitan Police Service obtained a total of four authorisations for communications data targeting journalists working for The Sun newspaper for the purposes of...

Private information and juveniles

Capturing the images of children, whether by the press or the state, is fraught with difficulty. The Supreme Court considered the issue recently in Re: J38 [2015] UKSC 42 but even it was unable to agree. Its importance in the operational planning of covert...