Social services ‘set up CCTV camera in couple’s bedroom’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2008 in investigatory powers, news, privacy, social services by sally

“Council staff are said to have spied on the young parents at night as part of a plan to see if they were fit to look after their baby, who was sleeping in another room. The mother and father were forced to cite the Human Rights Act, which protects the right to a private life, before the social services team backed down and agreed to switch off the surveillance camera while they were in bed together. The case is highlighted in a new dossier of human rights abuses carried out against vulnerable and elderly adults in nursing homes and hospitals across Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th November 2008